BluSeed hosts poet Maurice Kenny for reading

SARANAC LAKE – BluSeed Studios will present a special evening of spoken word with poet Maurice Kenny from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Kenny will read from the “Adirondack Icons” section of the current Blueline: a literary magazine dedicated to the spirit of the Adirondacks.

Included will be readings from the magazine as well as new, unpublished work from poets Dan Bodah, Joe Celeste, Stephanie Coyne-DeGhet, Ed Kanze, Maurice Kenny, Randy Lewis, Suzanne M. Milliron, John Radigan, Deidre Woodward Sanders, Emily Warner and Lorriane Wilson (read by Maurice Kenny).

In addition, artist Tim Fortune Artist will speak of his painting.

Blueline: A Literary Magazine Dedicated to the Spirit of the Adirondacks celebrates the Adirondack Mountains and regions similar in spirit and geography.

Kenny was born in Watertown. He was educated at Butler University, St. Lawrence University and New York University, where he studied with the eminent American poet, Louise Bogan.

In the 1950s, he took up residence in New York City for several years. In the early to mid-’60s, he lived in Mexico and the Virgin Islands, moving to Chicago for one year. From Chicago he moved to Brooklyn where he lived until his recent return to the Adirondacks.

Kenny has been the co-editor of the literary review magazine Contact/II as well as the editor/publisher of Strawberry Press. He has also been poetry editor of Adirondac Magazine, Poet-in-Residence at North Country Community College and visiting professor at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, Okla, the En’owkin Center at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia and at Paul Smith’s College.

For more information, call 518-891-3799 or email