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Maurice Kenny hosts a reading of “Adirondack Icons”

October 21, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


BluSeed Studios is pleased to present a special evening of spoken word.  Poet Maurice Kenny, will host a reading of “Adirondack Icons” from Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks.  Included will be readings from the magazine as well as new, unpublished work from poets Dan Bodah, Joe Celeste, Stephanie Coyne-DeGhet, Ed Kanze, Maurice Kenny, Randy Lewis, Suzanne M. Milliron, John Radigan, Deidre Woodward Sanders, Emily Warner and Lorriane Wilson (read by Maurice Kenny).  In addition, artist Tim Fortune Artist will speak of his painting.

Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks celebrates the Adirondack Mountains and regions similar in spirit and geography. Since 1979, the magazine has featured quality poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and art focused on nature’s shaping influence. While Blueline always promotes Adirondack writing, we also publish works that interpret the literature and culture of northern New York, New England, and eastern Canada. In recent issues, Blueline has featured exceptional nonfiction about places as far afield as Alaska and North Dakota and as close to home as the Hudson Valley.

“Blueline is becoming one of the outstanding regional magazines at a time when regional writing is the real strength of American poetry.” –Nathan Whiting, Contributor


Maurice Kenny, was born in Watertown, NY. He was educated at Butler University, St. Lawrence University and New York University, where he studied with the eminent American poet, Louise Bogan. In the 1950’s he took up residence in New York City for several years. In the early to mid-60’s he lived in Mexico and the Virgin Islands, moving to Chicago for one year. From Chicago he moved to Brooklyn where he lived until his recent return to the Adirondack country of upstate New York.

Maurice has been the co-editor of the literary review magazine Contact/II as well as the editor/publisher of Strawberry Press. He has also been poetry editor of Adirondac Magazine, Poet-in-Residence at North Country Community College and Visiting Professor at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, OK, the En’owkin Center at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia and at Paul Smith’s College.

Blueline’s subsidiary small press, The Potsdam College Press, is also committed to publishing works relating to the Adirondacks and surrounding regions. Please contact them for information on purchasing their anthologies or visit their new website at bluelinemagadk.com. To inquire about publishing through the Press, please contact the Editor at mcnuttdj@potsdam.edu

Admission: Donation

Call 518-891-3799 or admin@bluseedstudios.org for more info or to make reservations.


October 21, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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BluSeed Studios
24 Cedar Street
Saranac Lake, 12983 United States
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