Edward Rielly and James Breslin join forces on the eve of Old Hallowell Day, Friday, July 14 beginning at 7pm to read their poetry at The Bookey Readings at the Harlow, a monthly series hosted by the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street. Experience an evening of spoken word in the setting of an art gallery. During the reading visitors can also enjoy the Harlow’s Summer Members’ Show & Sale on view through July 22, 2017. A $3 donation is appreciated at the door to benefit programming at the Harlow Gallery.
Edward J. Rielly is a professor of English and director of the Writing and Publishing program at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. He is the author or editor of approximately thirty books, including biographies, studies of popular culture, accounts of Native American history, books on teaching, children’s picture books, a memoir, and fourteen volumes of his poetry. His most recent books are Bread Pudding and Other Memories: A Boyhood on the Farm, the children’s picture books Spring Rain Winter Snow and Jugo Meets a Poet, and Answers Instead: A Life in Haiku (recipient of the Mildred Kanterman Memorial Award from the Haiku Society of America). He lives in Westbrook with his wife, Jeanne.
James P. Breslin was born in New York City 1943. He has published in the Lyric, the Aurorean as both contributor and featured poet, Off the Coast, and in the Irish literary magazine the Moth. He has won 1st, 2nd 3rd Prizes in contests sponsored by the Maine Poets Society as well as a number of honorable mentions. He has recently written a book of poems, The Crow and Other Poems published by North Country Press from Unity Maine. Jim has a Masters in Social Work and has worked for the most part with children and adults with mental illness. He lives in Winslow.