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Poets’ Corner Poetry Reading

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating Poetry Month with the Poets’ Corner.

About the Poets:


Jim Ostheimer

Cofounding Member

A Yale graduate, Jim has been a writer for many years; he won the Thoreau Medal for writing as a freshman at the Middlesex School, and won a large number of awards in the Arizona state poetry contest for his free verse. Jim was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and New Hampshire and Pennsylvania Air National Guards. Jim has been a long-time competitive one-design racing sailor, qualifying for the Olympic Trials in Solings. Jim also played lacrosse for thirteen years, eight years in schools and five in Clubs. He lives in Rockport where he serves on the Planning Board. He and his wife Cornelia have been married for 60 years and have four children and eight grandchildren. He founded the Rockland Poetry Workshop and has published three books: Blue Yonder, Witness, and Harbor Lights, (available through Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com).


Trina L. French

Trina is a graduate of Central Washington University, in Ellensburg, Washington, and currently lives in Knox County. She has been a Maine resident for nearly fourteen years. Trina began working with short stories and poetry ever since her school years in Midlothian, Texas.  She enjoyed writing for her school paper, and also for the local news at Channel 10 in Ellensburg, Washington while attending the University. As a member of the Poets’ Corner, she brings her enthusiasm and life experience alive through the poetry she creates and shares with the group she calls friends, fun, family, focused.


Paul McFarland

Paul McFarland is a Camden native who attended the University of Maine at Orono.  He taught high school math in Littleton, New Hampshire for ten years.  For the past forty years he has lived in Lincolnville and worked at O’Hara Corporation in Rockland.  He has dabbled in poetry, off and on, for most of his life.  His favorite poet is Robert Service, and his poems are well rhymed and metered.


Bill Eberle

Bill Eberle was born just after the end of World War II in the fall of 1945. He has a B.A. in English from Hamilton College and has worked at many occupations and avocations including board game design, programming, database design and development, photography, art, sculpting, poetry, book design and free-style dancing. His best known board game is Cosmic Encounter. Bill began writing poetry more often than occasionally in 2003 and has published poetry in the Goose River Anthology and the Rockland Courier-Gazette. He has also self-published 10 PDF books of poetry available on the published books page at wcePublishing.com. Three books are also available as eBooks at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Bill is married to Dagney Ernest and lives and works in Thomaston Maine.


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Monday, April 24, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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