Wesley McNair has been called by poet Philip Levine "one of the great storytellers of contemporary poetry." Among other literary awards, he has won grants from the Fulbright and Guggenheim foundations, two Rockefeller Fellowships, and two NEA grants in creative writing. He has twice been invited to read his poetry by the Library of Congress. In 2006 he was selected for a United States Artists Fellowship as one of “America’s finest living artists.” He is the Poet Laureate of Maine and his latest book, The Lost Child, won the 2015 PEN New England Award for Poetry.
Come meet Wesley McNair at Books in Boothbay on July 11!