Arts center offering serving of local poetry


DENMARK — Following last year’s poetry program by Richard Blanco, the Denmark Arts Center and Maine Poetry Central will present a second helping of local poetry at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. at 50 West Main St. in Denmark.  

The event will feature round-robin readings of original poetry by western Maine poets, including 2011 Portland Poet Laureate Bruce Spang. Other poets in the lineup taking the stage are Becky Cheston, Eric Dibner, Michalene Hague and Dennis Camire. Following the reading will be a “Short Order Poetry” session, cooking up original poems to order according to an a la carte menu of thematic delicacies. The admission to the BYOB is $12. Call the arts center at 207-452-2412 to make a reservation.