All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Puckerbrush Poet Dies

Maine has lost another treasure with the death of poet Constance Hunting. A creative writing teacher at the University of Maine since 1970, she founded Puckerbrush Press in 1971 to print and reprint the works of Maine's new and established writers. Puckerbrush Review followed in 1978, with top-notch poetry, essays, short fiction and reviews.
Writer Sandy Phippen described his close friend of many years as "sharp, intelligent, quick, witty, classy ... elitist, but only in the very best sense. She had her standards. She didn't like trash."

"She was always looking for new young writers to bring along," he said. "It was joyous work for her." [Link]
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