The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Month: June, 2012

Free For The Taking: Roadtrip Edition

 an ongoing search by Shannon Thompson Rosewood Drive in Ipswich, Massachusetts

In This Playground: Jacques

The Maine is excited to share pages from Marcie Jan Bronstein’s recently published Fotoplay!, a unique prompt book for children. Each page begins with a photograph or fragments of photographs that invite the reader’s imagination to play on, play with and play off-of. Enjoy glimpses of the resulting creativity here, or visit the gallery on Marcie’s […]


photographs by J.P. Fecteau

Full Moon

poem by Kristen Lindquist Editor’s note: July 3rd will be our next full moon. This poem by Kristen, now a regular on The Writer’s Almanac, was read by Garrison Keillor on his June 16th broadcast. Listen here. From my window, one hand on the phone, I strain to hear the argument playing out below in a parked […]

How Baseball Saved My Marriage

poem by Kristen Lindquist Editor’s note: This poem was read by Garrison Keillor on the June 12th broadcast of The Writer’s Almanac. Listen here. Congratulations Kristen, you’ve become quite a regular on this radio show! One happy hour drink in Orono and now I’m driving up the Penobscot just for kicks, past the bridge to Indian […]

Tuesday Tunes

photograph by Brian Willson  What does a eastern towhee sound like? Drink your teeeaaa! Brian’s note: A towhee is a large, colorful sparrow. [They] are locally common, e.g., they’re all over Beech Hill in Rockport. (In fact, in past Beech Hill bird surveys I’ve done with Kristen Lindquist, this is the only species that invariably […]


artwork by Jesse Gillespie  Join The Maine on July 7th from 5 to 7 pm for an opening reception for Jesse Gillespie’s exhibition Interstices. The exhibition will run from July the 8th through the 21st at Pascal Hall, located down the street from CMCA and the Maine Media Workshops at 86 Pascal Avenue in Rockport. Gallery hours […]

A Postcard Home

postcard designed and sent by Margaret Rizzio

Maine Farmland Trust