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Author: Stuart Kestenbaum

Stuart Kestenbaum, the 5th Maine State Poet Laureate, is the author of many collections of poems, most recently, THINGS SEEM TO KEEP BREAKING (Deerbrook Editions, 2021), ONLY NOW (Deerbrook Editions, 2014), PRAYERS & RUN-ON SENTENCES (Deerbrook Editions, 2007), HOW TO START OVER (Deerbrook Editions, 2019), and Pilgrimage (Coyote Love Press). He has also written The View from Here (Brynmorgen Press), a book of brief essays on craft and community. Stuart Kestenbaum has written and spoken widely on craft making and creativity, and his poems and writing have appeared in numerous small press publications and magazines including Tikkun, the Sun, the Beloit Poetry Journal, and others and on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac. He was the director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine for over twenty-five years, and was elected an honorary fellow of the American Craft Council in 2006.

How to Start Over
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How to Start Over

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Poetry. Beginning again is a major theme in these poems, implying grief and breakage, but also wonder, Stuart Kestenbaum's new book includes some experimental poems using source words supplied by others.

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Only Now
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Only Now

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Poetry. "Stuart Kestenbaum's ONLY NOW is a rare accomplishment: a collection of poems that takes on the fragility of the world and our own mortality, and does so with unflinching directness and, most impressively, with wit and a sincere prayerfulnes...

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Prayers & Run-on Sentences
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Prayers & Run-on Sentences

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Poetry. "Stuart Kestenbaum is a poet of immense fluency, elegance, and deep humanity. I bow to his work."—Naomi Shihab Nye"Stuart Kestenbaum writes the kind of poems I love to read, heartfelt responses to the privilege of having been given a life. N...

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things seemed to be breaking
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things seemed to be breaking

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Poetry. Art. "In the less is definitely more department, we have arrived at perfection. Stuart Kestenbaum's extracted poems are beacons of tender, funny, minimalist illumination. And beautiful to look at. In short, it is all there."—Maira Kalman

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