Building on poetry slam tradition @ Unity College

Robin MerrillPoetry Slam @ Unity College
On April 27th, Unity built on their budding poetry slam tradition with a rowdy show of student poetry. Six talented students participated, with Brian Fisher taking first place and the $25 cash prize that was generously donated by a member of the community. Judges came from near and far to hear these poems and score them subjectively, but the poets know that the points are not the point!

The evening opened with a feature reading from slam poet Robin Merrill, who will represent Maine at the National Poetry Slam in Oakland, California in August. Visit her at


Unity College Students visit with local artist Kenny Cole

Unity College students visit with local artist Kenny Cole

Recently, as part of HU2121 Art and Sustainability Science Gallery Series students from the class visited the studio of Kenny Cole of Monroe, ME. He shared his newest project with us “Flood” which deals with a vanishing culture of Sea Nomads from Thailand and a discourse of both biblical and contemporary issues. Kenny will be showing this work later this summer as a solo exhibition at BUOY in Kittery, Maine.