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|Vivaldi for Breakfast||John-Michael Albert||2009|
|The Bird Catcher||John-Michael Albert||2012|
|Questions You Were Too Polite to Ask||John-Michael Albert||2018|
|Life Class||Ruth Bookey||2007|
|I Still Feel the Swirl||Ruth Bookey||2017|
|Language as a Second Language||Ted Bookey||2004|
|With a W/Hole in One||Ted Bookey||2010|
|Sun Shining on Snow: Poetry from the Senior College at the University of Maine at Augusta||Ted Bookey||2012|
|'Stitiously Speaking||Ted Bookey||2017|
|What on Earth||Marcia F. Brown||2010|
|When We Invented Water||Marcia F. Brown||2014|
|Unidentified Flying Odes||Dennis Camire||2006|
|Essays in All Directions||Robert M. Chute||2007|
|Blues in the Night||Herb R. Coursen||2010|
|Boulders, Birch and Wood Smoke: A Maine Melody||Stephen A. Cowperthwaite||2014|
|Whispers, Cries, & Tantrums||Jay C. Davis||2004|
|The Hard Way||Jay C. Davis||2006|
|Socks||Jay C. Davis||2007|
|Child is Working to Capacity||Tom Delmore||2006|
|Tell them that you saw me but you didn't see me saw||Tom Delmore||2011|
|Rifles, Rumors, Gin And Prayer||Jim Donnelly||2013|
|That Mischievous Moon||Jim Donnelly||2017|
|Sending Bette Davis to the Plumber||Jenny Doughty||2017|
|Angel of the Heavenly Tailgate||Annie Farnsworth||2006|
|Walking Track||Jay Franzel||2005|
|HOME and Other Places||Wil Gibson||2012|
|ErosIon||Nancy A. Henry||2004|
|Europe on $5 a Day||Nancy A. Henry||2005|
|SARX||Nancy A. Henry||2010|
|Drowning: A Poetic Memoir||Claire Hersom||2008|
|Traveling Through History||Patrick Hicks||2005|
|Nothing Is Real||Stanley Jordan Keach, Jr.||2014|
|Back East||Michele Leavitt||2013|
|The Desire Line||Michelle Lewis||2006|
|Tuscany Light||M. Kelly Lombardi||2006|
|Faulty Wiring||Bob MacLaughlin||2011|
|Same Bird||David McCann||2016|
|ALMOST A REMEMBRANCE - Shorter Poems by Jack McCarthy||Jack McCarthy||2011|
|Innumerable Machines in My Mind: Found Poetry in the Papers of Thomas A. Edison||Dr. Blaine McCormick||2005|
|The Common Law||James McKenna||2012|
|Burning Chairs||John P. McVeigh||2013|
|Early Late Bloom||Jim Mello||2007|
|All Four Seasons||Jim Mello||2014|
|Laundry and Stories||Robin Merrill||2005|
|A House of Bottles||Robin Merrill||2009|
|JESUS WAS A FEMINIST and Other Poems||Robin Merrill||2014|
|Saving Nails||Thomas R. Moore||2016|
|Sex, Death, and Baseball||David Moreau||2004|
|You Can Still Go To Hell...and Other Truths About Being a Helping Professional||David Moreau||2007|
|BLACK BOAT BLACK WATER BLACK SAND||Dave Morrison||2009|
|The Stream||Don Moyer||2006|
|Evidence of Light||Marita O'Neill||2005|
|The Church of St. Materiana||Anne Britting Olesen||2007|
|Things As They Are||Eva Miodownik Oppenheim||2005|
|Through the Loop of Time||Eva Miodownik Oppenheim||2010|
|Feasting on Air||Eva Miodownik Oppenheim||2015|
|Be Careful What You Wish For||Alice N. Persons||2003|
|Never say Never||Alice N. Persons||2004|
|Thank Your Lucky Stars||Alice N. Persons||2011|
|Fancy Meeting You Here||Alice N. Persons||2015|
|Museum||Daniel Duff Plunkett||2016|
|T'ai Chi of Leaves||Elizabeth Potter||2016|
|Ways of Looking||Edward J. Rielly||2005|
|Old Whitman Loved Baseball and Other Baseball Poems||Edward J. Rielly||2007|
|To Sadie at 18 Months and other poems||Edward J. Rielly||2011|
|The Left Side of My Life||Dana Robbins||2015|
|The Flame and the Fiction||Darcy Shargo||2005|
|Poems of Maine in the Nineteen Thirties and Forties||Brenda Shaw||2006|
|Heaven Jumping Woman||Pam Burr Smith||2011|
|To the Promised Land Grocery||Bruce Spang||2008|
|PASSION AND PRIDE: Poets in Support of Equality||Bruce Spang||2012|
|Boy at the Screen Door||Bruce Spang||2014|
|Not Just Anybody||Bruce Spang||2015|
|My First Beatrice||David Stankiewicz||2013|
|At Bunker Cove||Ralph Stevens||2017|
|Stable||David R. Surette||2015|
|MALDEN||David R. Surette||2018|
|Rags of Prayer||Kevin Sweeney||2006|
|Ordinary Time||Kevin Sweeney||2009|
|Imminent Tribulations||Kevin Sweeney||2016|
|Humming to Snails||Ellen M. Taylor||2005|
|Floating||Ellen M. Taylor||2009|
|Compass Rose||Ellen M. Taylor||2015|
|The Ur-Word||Jim Glenn Thatcher||2008|
|Radost, My Red||Jeri Theriault||2016|
|Singing With the Dead||Ted Thomas, Jr.||2007|
|He Gives Me Flowers||Gaylord Day Weston||2007|
|Observed From a Skin Boat||John Holt Willey||2013|
|The Lawns of Lobstermen||Douglas "Woody" Woodsum||2010|
|The Widow From Lake Bled||Kirby Wright||2013|
|Marengo Street||Anna Bat-Chai Wrobel||2012|
|A Sense of Place: Collected Maine Poems||Bay River Press||2002|
|A Moxie and a Moon Pie: The Best of Moon Pie Press||Nancy A. Henry and Alice N. Persons, Editors||2005|
|Full Moon Rising: the Best of Moon Pie Press, Volume II||Alice N. Persons and Nancy A. Henry, Editors||2006|
|How Many Cars Have We Been Married?||Ted Bookey, editor||2008||(see book detail)|
|Safe Harbor: Port Veritas Poetry Anthology, Volume I||Edited by Alice Persons & Nathan Amadon||2008|
|Agreeable Friends, Contemporary Animal Poetry||Alice Persons, Editor||2008|
|I Have Walked Through Many Lives||Young Voices - Scarborough||2009|
|THE WILDEST PEAL: Contemporary Animal Poetry II||Alice Persons, Editor||2015|
Questions You Were Too Polite to Ask
by John-Michael Albert – copyright 2018
$15 including postage and handling
by Kathy Biehl
Mike's poetry dances across the time/space continuum of his life He pops in on his beloved--flora, fauna and fellow inhabitants of the New Hampshire seacoast, kaleidoscopic through the seasons; dear friends who entered his heart along the way and have stayed despite distance and death...He's an engaging guide, with a painter's eye and a story teller's empathy that deliver you-were-there emotional and visual impact. Where to now? I'd follow him anywhere.
by Melissa Thompson
Questions You Were Too Polite To Ask is a testament to the power of survival and an unvarnished love song to the beauty and mystery of the natural world...And because this is poetry, he chronicles the most searing partings of all: the death of a beloved friend in "The Language of the Dead' and "he Origin of Ancestor Worship, It's All In the Roux." Mike Albert has crafted his own roux, spun from a blend of word, sound and memory. This is the foundation for a fine feast indeed.
Do Something Else
The Dalai Lama repairs watches.
Suleiman the Magnificent was a goldsmith.
Japanese novelists are all CEOs or bankers.
The Psalmist was a king.
Wordsworth and Churchill were painters.
Write poetry with the mind of a musician,
a physician. Your work will grow large and strong
if you let it feed on the grass in adjacent fields.
Scratch poems in the margins of scores.
Scribble poems on prescription pads.
Imagine Frank O’Hara without New York City,
without all that pavement, that noise, those lights.
Imagine Whitman without journalism,
without nursing, without America’s open roads.
Look at all the poets who are mothers and fathers.
Take their husbands and wives, their children,
out of their poetry, and what’s left?
Who will they sing to, and about what?
Librarians and hospital administrators by day,
parents by night. Startling poems suddenly appear
on the backs of greasy napkins at lunch; on bills,
next to the wine stains, on the first of the month;
on the desk calendar, beside their next appointment.
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