About The Place We Become:
The Place We Become is a poetry collection that invites the reader on a journey of transformation. Using meticulously selected details of places as familiar as Maine and as distant as Morocco or China, these poems integrate the external and internal worlds of experience, tracing the process by which people slip identity and ego and enter into a larger space.

About Always This Falling:
Locke's sensitive observations of both the commonplace and the exotic take on richer meanings through her simple yet evocative words and images. In free verse and occasional stream-of-consciousness style, she explores events and emotions as familiar as a kitchen (French Bread) and as alien as a hospital room (Keeping Vigil ). Locke’s unique poetic voice will speak to every reader.

About the Author:
Carolyn Locke is a graduate of Bates College and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. A teacher of high school English and humanities for over 35 years, she has traveled to Japan and Morocco through Fulbright-Hays Seminars and Special Projects and to China through Primary Source teacher travel opportunities. These travels as well as a love for nature and family have shaped her work.

Author Carolyn Locke will be book(s) signing her poetry collections The Place We Become and Always This Falling at the 2015 Beyond the Sea Book Festival at Lincolnville Beach on Sunday, July 26th, 1:30-3:30.