Bruce Spang

is the Poet Laureate of Portland, Maine, and recently retired from teaching English at nearby Scarborough High School. He is the editor of the recent anthology Passion and Pride: Poets In Support of Equality, and author of a poetry collection, To the Promised Land Grocery. He is working on a new book, Putting the Art Back in Language Arts. He lives in Falmouth, Maine, with his partner and son.