01/06/2020 OUT cast


01/06/2020 OUT cast


90.9 WMPG



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A show on poetry crafted by OUT Cast collective members Sylvie and Tahj.

Alice Persons enjoys being editor and publisher of Moon Pie Press, established in 2003. The catalog is up to 112 books as of the end of 2019 and includes poetry by poets from all over the country. Her first full length poetry collection was Thank Your Lucky Stars, published in 2011; her second collection was Fancy Meeting You Here (2015). A third book called Be There Or Be Square was published in October 2018. Eight of her poems were read on Minnesota Public Radio's The Writer's Almanac and she has had poems published in books, journals and anthologies. Alice moved to Maine in 1983; she lives in Westbrook with two cats and a dog, all rescues. Alice volunteers for the nonprofit MSSPA, New England’s largest horse rescue, based in Windham, and serves on the Westbrook library board. She teaches part time at the University of Southern Maine. Alice loves painting, writing, walking her dog, holidays, travel, baking, and Maine in all seasons.

Maya Williams (she/hers & they/them) is a mixed race black queer suicide survivor and writer residing in Portland. She has published poetry in spaces such as glitterMOB, The Occulum Journal, Portland Press Herald, Black Table Arts, Homology Lit, and more. They have published essays in spaces such as The Tempest, Black Youth Project, and The Trill Project. They were also a semi-finalist for Nimrod International Journal's 2018 Francine Ringold Award for New Writers, received a Best of the Net nomination in 2019, and won a Patron’s Choice Award for their spoken word showcase at the PortFringe theater festival, “When Speaking to an Extraterrestrial.” Maya hosts open mic nights Tuesdays with Port Veritas at Bull Feeney’s in Portland and facilitates writing workshops Sunday mornings at Quill Books & Beverage in Westbrook.

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University of Southern Maine


Portland, ME


WMPG, LGBTQ, OUT cast, Alice Persons, Maya Williams


Cultural History | Digital Humanities | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | History | History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

01/06/2020 OUT cast