Carl Little will read his poetry at the First Friday Coffeehouse in Northeast Harbor the second Friday of January, Jan. 8. FILE PHOTO

First Friday features Little

MOUNT DESERT — The First Friday Coffeehouse at the Northeast Harbor Library reopens on Jan. 8, which is actually the second Friday in January.

The evening begins with an hour of open mike hosted by Blue Gene. All performing artists are welcome; simply sign in on the clipboard to participate. Each person has about 10 minutes at the mike.

The featured program, which begins at 8 p.m., is Carl Little reading recent work. Little has published two collections of poetry: “10,000 Dreams Explained” and “Ocean Drinker: New & Selected Poems.” His poems have appeared in “Off the Coast,” “Down East,” the UMVA journal and the “Hudson Review,” as well as in three anthologies edited by Wesley McNair, Maine’s poet laureate. His poem “A Reminder” appears in the recently reissued “Washing Lines,” a collection of poems about laundry lines.

A native New Yorker, Little moved to Mount Desert Island in 1989. He holds degrees from Dartmouth, Columbia and Middlebury. He directed the public affairs office and the Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic before joining the Maine Community Foundation in 2001.

The First Friday Coffeehouse is free of charge; donations are welcome. There will be refreshments on sale throughout the program, in support of the MDES Greenhouse Project.

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