Here we are, the best and brightest!!! My new friends Abby, Elona, Elisea, and of course Maine’s own Poet Laureate, Wes McNair. What a day!!
What could be better than having my belly rubbed while poetry is being recited! Did I mention I love this gig!
Here they are folks, the leaders of the afternoon (other than me)!! Wes McNair; Donna McNeil, Art Commission Director; Lulu Hawkes; John Rohman, Board of Directors Chairman; and Darrell Bulmer Art Commission Communication Director, in that order!
This is just me, trying to make new friends and snap up a few crumbs on the floor without anyone noticing. It was a friendly crowd!
This is a picture, as promised, of lovely Lulu Hawkes. She was terrific… and of course, that is me in Abby’s arms trying to get up close and personal.
You heard it here first – the Blaine House is hosting Maine’s Poet Laureate, Wes McNair today. Paula is acting school girlish about meeting him. She brought his latest book, Lovers of the Lost: New & Selected Poems, to work today for him to sign. She actually read one of the poems to me, titled The Puppy, (on page 62 if any of you have the book) and told me I should be very grateful I live without a chain attached to my collar. Honestly, she needs to get a grip!
The winner of the state “Poetry Out Loud” contest will be here too. Her name is Lulu Hawkes. Isn’t Lulu a great name! I can’t wait to meet her and hear her recite the poem that helped her win the contest. One student was chosen out of 8,000, and Lulu won it! Go Lulu, Go Lulu.
I’ll ask Paula to take my picture with Wes and Lulu, (notice how I feel as if I am on a first name basis with them) before they leave today. She never says no to me, especially when I give her my, “I love you” look. It works like a champ every time!
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