Maine Poet Gary Rainford Part of Staycation Lineup

Gary Rainford grew up on Long Island, NY, but now he calls Swan Island, Maine home where he resides with his wife and daughter year-round. Naturally, his poetry is influenced by the beauty and fierceness of the nature that surrounds him.

Salty Liquor is his first published collection of poems, and his work has also appeared in numerous literary magazines and university journals. His latest collection, Liner Notes, 64 ekphrasic poems describing 64 musicians as artists making music, is coming out very soon.

Baron Wormser, Maine Poet Laureate from 2000-2006, says, “Gary Rainford’s poems have the tang of coastal Maine and the honesty of that rock-fog-salt-wind world, at once straightforward yet holding subtleties of feeling that prickle flesh and psyche alike. Each poem provides a glimpse into depths – some momentary, some longstanding – all engaging.”

Gary will be sharing with us at 1pm on Saturday, July 29 as part of Topsham Public Library’s Staycation festivities. Don’t miss him! His book will be available for purchase. For a full schedule of that day’s events click here.