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Lawyers and Poetry

Lillian Baker Kennedy

(1953- )

[Photo used with the gracious permission of Lillian Kennedy]

Lillian Kennedy was born in Maine, raised on Munjoy Hill in Portland, Maine, and lives nows in Auburn, Maine. She is a family law attorney and a poet. She received a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Southern Maine in 1975 and a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law in 1978. She is now an MFA student at the University of Southern Maine-Stonecoast.

Kennedy's poetry has appeared in various poetry journals and was exhibited with the sculpture of Kerstin Engman at the University of Southern Maine-Auburn College gallery in 2003. She is the co-editor (with Alice Persons and Nancy Henry, of A Sense of Place, Collected Maine Poems (Bay River Press, 2002). [Alice Persons and Nancy Henry are also lawyers, and poets.]


[PoemsLegal Studies Forum, vol. 27, 2003] [PoemsLegal Studies Forum, vol. 28, 2004] [PoemsLegal Studies Forum, vol. 30, 2006] [Poems] [Poems] ["Bomb Scare at South Station"] ["The Balms of Gilead"] ["Notions"] ["The Red Radio Flyer Wagon"] ["A Daughter's Ode to Maine"] ["For Charles Beaudelaire"] ["Man Overboard"] [A Sense of Place: Collected Maine Poems]


Lillian Kennedy, Tomorrow After Night: Poems ([Auburn, Maine]: Bay River Press, 2003)

____________, Notions (Columbus, Ohio: Pudding House Publications, 2004)

____________, Leavings ([Auburn, Maine]: Bay River Press, 2005)(also presents the poetry of Elizabeth Hobbs, Patricia Smith Ranzoni, and Elizabeth Moser)