Poet Lisa Panepinto (On This Borrowed Bike) will be a featured reader at the Belfast Poetry Festival
Saturday, October 19, 6:30 pm.
Troy A. Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Avenue, Belfast
Read more about the Belfast Poetry Festival: http://belfastpoetry.com/poets/
About On This Borrowed Bike
“Lisa Panepinto’s abstract and lyrical vignettes serve as a wonderful introduction to a fresh new voice, bound to rattle the canon.” —Patricia Smith, poet, spoken word performer, playwright, National Book Award for Poetry finalist
“These minimalist and imagistic poems in Lisa Panepinto’s new collection of poetry are woven with the gossamer of crow dreams and water from endangered rivers. In these pages Justice falls in love with the blues. There’s scuffling and dancing, and it’s all coming down to what happens in the dark. There is enough love for everyone. Lisa Panepinto sings. You’ll want to be here.” —Joy Harjo, US Poet Laureate, Native American poet, musician and performer
About Lisa Panepinto:
Lisa Panepinto was born in Spokane in 1983. Her writing has appeared in The Glassblock, HEArt-Human Equity through Art, Maintenant, Pittsburgh City Paper, Red Flag Poetry, Yes, Poetry and more. She has served as a mentor and a senior companion with the United Way and as an AmeriCorps VISTA, and received the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Panepinto was poet-in-residence for the Maine Writing Project and led spoken word and poetry workshops for youth in foster care, teachers, and Maine-Wabanaki REACH allies. She is poetry editor for Cabildo Quarterly and author of On This Borrowed Bike, the chapbook Island Dreams,and, most recently, where i come from the fish have souls, published in 2019 by Spuyten Duyvil.