Two of my poems were published in a new anthology of Maine poetry of witness from Littoral Books: Enough! Poems of Resistance and Protest. The collection also includes several photographs of justice-seekers in Portland, ME and poems from writers I admire such as: Sharif Elmusa, Annaliese Jakimides, & Donna Loring.
recorded a few videos of myself reading poems remotely for the Bangor Public Library’s annual Poet/Speak event, happening online this year. you can watch the premier tonight, April 30, 2020 at 7PM EST–featuring myself as well as other Maine writers.
i’ll be reading poetry from my new collection ‘where i come from the fish have souls’ at gulf of maine books in brunswick, maine july 26, 2019 with authors Kat Georges, Peter Carlaftes, Andrei Codrescu, & Kate Clark Flora. hope to see you there!
my new poetry collection where i come from the fish have souls was published by Spuyten Duyvil!
“The poems in lisa panepinto’s where i come from the fish have souls tie resonate with ancient spirits as well as contemporary voices of the poor, the Indigenous peoples, the disenfranchised youth, the forgotten elderly, and those who have found moments of love despite all the madness. These profound, stunning, tightly-wrought poems weave subjects of environment, racism, nature, and music into a greater whole of shattering art that echoes long after reading. I cannot recommend it highly enough.” -Kat Georges, author, Our Lady of the Hunger and Three Somebodies: Plays About Notorious Dissidents
i’ll be performing poetry at Wolastoqiyik Sisters in Spirit Poetry Slam in fredericton, new brunswick October 3, 2018 in honor of and to raise awareness about the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women.