Poetry in the Garden
“Poetry in the Garden” with Michael Bove and Suzanne Simmons
We’re excited to offer a Poetry Reading in our beautiful backyard and colonial garden with two published New England-based poets, Michael Bove and Suzanne Simmons. Join us on Thursday July 13 for a reception and reading from 6:15-8:00 pm. Cheese and refreshments will be served and guests offered a sneak peek at the 1755 Tate House from 6:15- 7:00 PM; poetry reading will commence 7:00- 8:00 pm. All attendees will receive a coupon for 50% off a Tate House guided tour that can be used during our regular open season. Come meet and hear these fantastic poets and enjoy refreshments on the Tate House Museum.
Entry is free and open to the public of all ages! Please bring your own chair or blanket to 1270 Westbrook Street in Portland on July 13.
Mike Bove is the author of four books of poems: Soundtrack to Your Next Panic Attack (forthcoming 2024), EYE (forthcoming 2023), House Museum (2021) and Big Little City (2018). His work has appeared in journals in the US, UK, and Canada. He was winner of the 2021 Maine Postmark Poetry Contest and a 2023 finalist for a Maine Literary Award in poetry. He is Professor of English at Southern Maine Community College and lives with his family in Portland, Maine where he was born and raised. Many of his poems explore nature, memory, and New England life, particularly in Maine and the city of Portland.
Suzanne Simmons’ poems, essays, and photographs have appeared in the New York Times, The Baltimore Review, Rattle, Miramar, Fifth Wednesday and numerous other journals. In 2020 her poetry chapbook In September They Draw Down the Lake, was published by Alexandra Quarterly Press. She holds an MFA in poetry and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In May of 2023 she appeared in an episode of the World Channel’s Stories From the Stage, and she is currently finishing a manuscript that she began in Grub Street’s Memoir Incubator in 2022. She’s been a chef, a teacher, and a business owner, and raised two children on a family farm. Visit her at www.suzannesimmons.net
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