OCTOBER 22, 2015
This artist is an Education Artist.
"Painters, Players & Poets" - Portland Public Library 2011
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Martin Steingesser is author of three books of poems, Yellow Horses, Brothers of Morning and The Thinking Heart: the Life & Loves of Etty Hillesum, the latter versions based on the journal and letters of Etty Hillesum. The Thinking Heart, performed by two actors, with cello, has toured throughout Maine and in New Hampshire and Vermont and in Europe in Belgium, where the Ensemble was invited to perform at the International Etty Hillesum Congress 2014, and in Poland. A third book is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2015. He performs programs of his poems in a lively and engaging manner, sometimes with music and sign language. "A musician and acrobat, Brothers of Morning is ablaze with imagination," said poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar. "A burning, tender voice," wrote Baron Wormser, former State of Maine Poet Laureate. Of his performance work, the Portland Press Herald wrote "The Thinking Heart forges a bond with audiences [invoking] "reverence and awe." "The program was beautifully done, the combination of voices and cello extraordinary," said Tricia Ryden, Assistant Director of Wiggin Memorial Library, in Stratham, NH." A profoundly moving experience." He was given the Bill Bonyun Award 2006 by the Maine Alliance for Arts Education "for exemplified talent and professionalism as an artist."
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