3 Nations Anthology Contributors: Kathleen Ellis

Kathleen Ellis: “In Lubec in the late 1970s, I was constantly aware of living on the edge of the country, but I was made especially aware of the close concerns and activities between the U.S. and Canada due to my in-laws’ memories of Eleanor Roosevelt’s crossings by ferry from Lubec to Campobello.” A recipient of poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Maine Arts Commission, Ellis has taught English and Honors at the University of Maine in Orono since 1992. Poems from her manuscript, “Dear Darwin,” were set to music and released as a Parma Recordings CD, which was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award. Ellis coordinates the annual POETS/SPEAK! fest at the Bangor Public Library and teaches summer poetry workshops at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland.