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HITHr Poetry Reading Series

Hole In The Head Review is pleased to invite you to the first of quarterly poetry readings, 7-9 PM October 27 at The Maine Jewish Museum in Portland, Maine.

Two acclaimed Maine poets, Linda Aldrich and Richard Foerster, will be featured readers.

Linda Aldrich has published three collections of poetry, Foothold (2008), March and Mad Women (2012), and Ballast (2021). She served as Portland's Poet Laureate from 2018 to 2021.

Richard Foerster is the author of eight poetry collections: Sudden Harbor (1992) and Patterns of Descent (1993), published by Orchises Press; Trillium (1998), Double Going (2002), and The Burning of Troy (2006), published by BOA Editions; Penetralia (2011) and River Road (2015), published by Texas Review Press; and Boy on a Doorstep: New and Selected Poems (Tiger Bark Press, 2019), which received the 2020 Poetry by the Sea Book Award.

The second hour will be an open mike so bring a poem or two. All are welcome to read.


The Maine Jewish Museum is housed within the restored Etz Chaim Synagogue, a turn-of-the-century house of worship. The museum is a venue for contemporary art exhibitions feature established, Jewish-connected, and Maine-connected artists and rotate every eight weeks. The museum also houses Jack Montgomery’s photo exhibit of Holocaust survivors who settled in Maine, an exhibition of Maine Jewish History, an interactive exhibition “Maine Synagogues Past and Present” and the Maine Jewish Hall of Fame Presented By Dorothy Suzi Osher in memory of Alfred Osher created in 2018.

The Hole In The Head Review is a Maine-based quarterly journal of art, photography, poetry & video. In three years of publication, Hole In The Head has reached nearly 50,000 readers from around the globe, from Albania to Zimbabwe.

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