Poet Laureate Wes McNair is working hard to bring poetry to every Maine citizen.
Wes McNair is Maine's fourth Poet Laureate. He was appointed by Governor LePage. McNair grew up in Vermont and New Hampshire and studied at Keene State, Dartmouth and in Europe. He has written ten books of or on poetry, been included in dozens of anthologies and served on the Pulitzer Prize Nomination Committee four times. He is a Professor Emeritus at UMF and lives in Mercer with his wife Diane.