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Wesley McNair (born 1941) is an American poet, writer, editor, and professor. He has authored nine collections of poetry, most recently, Lovers of the Lost: New and Selected Poems (David R. Godine, 2010). In addition to his career in poetry, McNair has written three books of prose, including a recently completed memoir, The Words I Chose. He has also edited several anthologies of Maine writing, and most recently served as guest editor of the 2010 Pushcart Prize Annual.

According to United States Artists, an important theme in McNair’s poetry reveals "the struggles of the economic misfits of northern New England, often with humor and through the use of telling details." McNair also writes autobiographical poems that explore the difficulty of family bonds and critique American culture, sometimes mixing the two themes together, as in his long narrative piece “My Brother Running,” in which he links his brother’s fatal heart attack after months of desperate running with the explosion of NASA’s Challenger shuttle.

A New Hampshire native who has lived for many years in Mercer, Maine, McNair has earned two degrees from Middlebury College, an MA in English, and an M.Litt. in American literature. He has also studied American literature, art, and history at Dartmouth College, sponsored by a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.

McNair is currently professor emeritus and writer in residence at the University of Maine at Farmington.

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Total Books: 22
The Words I Chose A Memoir of Family and Poetry
2012 - The Words I Chose a Memoir of Family and Poetry (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780887485572
ISBN-10: 088748557X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Maine in Four Seasons 20 Poets Celebrate the Turning Year
2010 - Maine in Four Seasons 20 Poets Celebrate the Turning Year (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780892728152
ISBN-10: 0892728159
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Lovers of the Lost
2010 - Lovers of the Lost (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781567923988
ISBN-10: 1567923984
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Today's Best Maine Fiction
2008 - Today's Best Maine Fiction (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780892727810
ISBN-10: 0892727810
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Place Called Maine 24 Writers on the Maine Experience
2008 - Place Called Maine 24 Writers on the Maine Experience (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780892727605
ISBN-10: 0892727608
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Travel
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The Ghosts of You And Me
2006 - The Ghosts of You and Me (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781567922936
ISBN-10: 1567922937
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Maine Poets
2006 - The Maine Poets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780892727087
ISBN-10: 089272708X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Contemporary Maine Fiction
2005 - Contemporary Maine Fiction (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780892726936
ISBN-10: 0892726938
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Place on Water Essays
2004 - A Place on Water Essays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780884482628
ISBN-10: 0884482626
Genres: History, Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature
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Fire Poems
2002 - Fire Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781567921601
ISBN-10: 1567921604
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Reference
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Talking in the Dark Poems
1998 - Talking in the Dark Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781567920949
ISBN-10: 1567920942
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Town of No  My Brother Running Poems
1998 - The Town of No My Brother Running Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781567920567
ISBN-10: 156792056X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The faces of Americans in 1853 Poems
The Faces of Americans in 1853 Poems [A Breakthrough book] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780826204363
ISBN-10: 0826204368
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The Town of No
The Town of No (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780879237592
ISBN-10: 0879237597
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Faces of American in 1853
Faces of American in 1853 [Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780887483561
ISBN-10: 0887483569
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Mapping the Heart Reflections on Place and Poetry
Twelve Journeys in Maine
Twelve Journeys in Maine (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780913341155
ISBN-10: 0913341150
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The Dissonant Heart
The Dissonant Heart (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780913341186
ISBN-10: 0913341185
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12 Journeys in Maine
12 Journeys in Maine (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789993301783
ISBN-10: 9993301787
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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