June 01. 2016 2:01AM
Poetry Hoot June 1
The monthly Poetry Hoot is tonight, June 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cafe Espresso in Plaza 800 on Islington St., in Portsmouth. Featured readers will be Ellen Taylor and Maxine Silverman. Silverman’s newest book, “Palimpsest,” explores the poet’s fascination with the ways our earliest landscapes (physical or emotional) shadow us, remaining with us always. Taylor has published three books of poetry, “Humming to Snails,” “Floating,” and most recently, “Compass Rose.” Taylor chairs the Maine Plunkett Poetry Festival each spring, and co-chairs Writers in the Round, a writing retreat for poets and songwriters on Star Island, each September. The Hoot is free and open to the public.