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Poems for Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street Project “The Way We Worked”

Kent County Arts Council is participating in the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street project “The Way We Worked” which has traveled to Kent County. In addition to the exhibit at Sumner Hall on display April 1 to May 20, 2017, many groups and individuals are involved in related exhibits and productions.

Kent County residents recorded poems that address the Museum on Main Street topic of WORK. In addition to the recordings found on the Kent County Arts Council site, each poem is scheduled for broadcasting from local radio stations: WCTR (1530 A.M.) and WKHS (90.5 F.M.) Steve Payne at Sundown Studios in Rock Hall is engineer, and Robert Earl Price is producer of the project.

Robert Earl Price’s interview on WCTR’s The Shore Morning Show with Brian & Leslie on April 6 2017 about The Way We Worked Poetry Project.

Woman Work by Maya Angelou – Read by Linda Dutton

by Mary Wood Read by Mary Wood

Sending Flowers
by Hannah StephensonRead by Melinda Bookwalter

Work Poem
by Henry Van Dyke – Read by Robert Ortiz

The Wharf Rat
by Robert Earl Price – Read by Robert Earl Price

Po Boy Blues
by Langston HughesRead by Robert Earl Price

Hay For The Horses
by Gary SnyderRead by Pat Nugent

by Seamus Heaney – Read by Pat Nugent

To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing
by William Butler Yeats  – Read by Leslie Prince Raimond

The Secretary Chant
by Marge Piercy – Read by Linda Dutton

by Seamus Heaney – Read by Stan Salett


Dad On Work  by C.T. Dutton – Read by Philip Dutton


After Apple Picking by Robert Frost – Read by Chris Ames


Calling Him Back From Layoff by Bob Hicok – Read by Robert Earl Price


End Of The Season by Meredith Davies Hadaway – Read by Meredith Davies Hadaway


Cadence by Melinda Bookwalter – Read by Melinda Bookwalter


High Flight by John Magee – Read by Steve Croker


I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman – Read by Robert Ortiz


Physical Therapy by Mary Wood – Read by Mary Wood


Work by Elizabeth Barrett Browning – Read by Leslie Prince Raimond


Why I Take Good Care Of My Macintosh by Gary Snyder – Read by Pat Nugent


Night Shift, Fruit Cocktail by Susan King Salving – Read by Melinda Bookwalter

Booker T. and W.E.B.
by Dudley Randall – Read by Robert Earl Price

Psalm of Those Who Go Forth Before Daylight
by Carl Sandburg – Read by Chris Ames


Find Work by Emily Dickinson – Read by Linda Dutton


Notice, After April 15th the Doctor’s Office Will Close by Mary Wood – Read by Mary Wood


At The Narrows by Meredith Davies Hadaway – Read by Meredith Davies Hadaway


Wallace Stevens On His Way to Work by David Wagoner – Read by Stan Salett


Closing announcement from Leslie Prince Raimond



12th Annual Women Helping Women 2017

Pictures from the 12th Annual Women Helping Women Concert Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Women Helping Women 2017


10th Anniversary Poetry Festival – Friday, March 24, 2017

Please join us on Friday, March 24 to read one of your favorite poems at the 10th Anniversary Poetry Festival at the Bookplate, 112 South Cross Street, Chestertown, Maryland.

We’d love for you to contact us at or 410-778-4167 to reserve a time slot for your reading, sometime between 4:00 and 7:00 pm. OR, drop in on the day of the event and we’ll welcome you to read.

This delightful event brings folks from around the region into The Bookplate to celebrate poetry, enjoy refreshments, and look back at the many years of this gathering with a special showing of videos and pictures from years past. We will also pay tribute to those friends who recently passed away, Howard McIntyre, Bennett Lamond and Susan Argo, who over the years contributed to our Festival.

Robert Earl Price, founder of the Poetry Festival, Tom Martin host at The Bookplate, and Leslie Prince Raimond, Director of Kent County Arts Council will be among the readers.




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