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The University of Maine at Fort Kent Presidential Series committee will present the award-winning poet and Fort Kent native, Dr. Connie Voisine, as its guest speaker on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room.
Connie Voisine’s third book of poems centers on the border between the United States and Mexico, celebrating the stunning, severe desert landscape found there. This setting marks the occasion as well for Voisine to explore themes of splitting and friction in both human and political contexts. Whose space is this border, she asks, and what voice can possibly tell the story of this place?
A colleague and friend, Brian Byrd had this to say in 2009 about Connie Voisine and her work, when her book, Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream, was shortlisted for the LA Times Book Award: