Leslie Rumi Diving Loon
Leslie with Rumi, her cockapoo muse, and a major figure in her book.

Local Color Gallery will host a book launch, signing and reading for Leslie Moore’s “Grackledom,” a bestiary of poetry, prints and pen-and-ink drawings (Littoral Books) from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 4, with a reading at 3:30 p.m.

Grackledom cover
“Grackledom” book cover.

The book is filled with sparkling poems, colorful prints and an array of birds, beasts, cats and dogs. 

Siri Beckman, printmaker, calls Grackledom “a treasure. Her poems grab your heart right from the beginning, and her prints add a dynamic visual treat to the eyes.” 

Elizabeth Tibbetts, poet, says, “Through her exquisite linocuts and deft poems, Leslie Moore portrays birds, wild animals and pets with heart and accuracy.”

Moore is a poet, printmaker and pen-and-ink artist. Her writing has appeared in journals and anthologies. She is the winner of a Maine Literary Award for Short Nonfiction (2018) and the author of “What Rough Beasts” (Littoral Books, 2021).

Her art may be found in book illustrations, private collections and at the Local Color Gallery in Belfast and at the Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor.

“Grackledom” (80 pages with 50 color and black-and-white prints and drawings by the author, $20) will be for sale as well as framed linocuts from the book. Local Color Gallery is at 135 High St., Belfast. For details, visit localcolorgallerymaine.org.

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