Voices of the Sea
Salt water, it is well known, has always stimulated the imagination, and stirred the soul. The performers at Voices of the Sea, men and women who have gone down to the sea to make a living, will further demonstrate that passion through their unique and original poetry and song, capturing the spirit of Maine’s fishermen and those who work on the water.
This year’s performers included commercial fishermen and singer/songwriter Jon Campbell from Narragansett, Rhode Island. Frank Gotwals, a Stonington, Maine, lobstermen and musician; Islesford lobsterman Jack Merril, and renowned folk singer/songwriter Gordon Bok, who draws on his experiences working along the Camden waterfront in his youth. Jon, Jack, and Gordon have all performed at the Astoria FisherPoets Gathering (the original fishermen poets event).
This event takes place at the Portland Public Library , at 5 Monument Square, Portland. Doors open at 6:30pm with a cash bar and the performance begins at 7pm.
Funding support for the 4th annual Voices of the Sea series comes from the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Arts Commission. Additional support provided by the Hilton Garden Inn Freeport Downtown.