The Hoot is back September 5th, Featuring Kevin McLellan and Linda Aldrich!

The Hoot is back September 5th, Featuring Kevin McLellan and Linda Aldrich!

Kevin McLellan is the author of Hemispheres (Fact-Simile Editions, forthcoming), Ornitheology (The Word Works, 2018), [box] (Letter [r] Press, 2016), Tributary (Barrow Street, 2015), and Round Trip (Seven Kitchens, 2010). He won the 2015 Third Coast Poetry Prize and Gival Press’ 2016 Oscar Wilde Award, and his writing appears in numerous literary journals. Kevin lives in Cambridge Massachusetts. His website is available at https://kevinmc66.wordpress.com/

 

Linda Aldrich has published two collections of poetry, Foothold (2008) and March and Mad Women (2012), and was selected to be the new Portland Poet Laureate in 2018.

Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, among them Crazy Woman CreekIndiana ReviewCimarron ReviewElixirThe Denver Quarterly, EllipsisThe Florida ReviewThe Ilanot ReviewPoet LoreThird CoastPuerto del SolSnake Nation ReviewThe Best of Write Action, and Words and Images.  Her poem “Woman-without-Arms” won the Emily Dickinson Award from Universities West Press, and her Mary Dyer poem sequence was a recent finalist for the Dana Award in Poetry.

Linda is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire (English and French), Florida State University (MA Theatre Arts), and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA/ Poetry).  She was director of the Young Conservatory and a member of the repertory at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco for ten years and later was Associate Professor of English and Humanities at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colorado. Currently, Linda teaches English at Southern Maine Community College and lives in Portland with her husband, David Miller, and their exceptional dog, Simba.