Wormser, Baron (1948 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction, Poetry

Wormser is a poet, born in Baltimore on 4 Feb. 1948 and raised there, lived for many years in Mercer, then in Hallowell, Maine. He lives in Cabot, VT.

He majored in English at Johns Hopkins University and received his M.A. in English from the University of California in 1970. He moved to Maine in 1971 and received his MLS from the University of Maine in 1973. He then worked as a librarian in Maine and taught at the University of Maine at Farmington.

He won Poetry magazine's Frederick Bock Prize in 1982. In 2000, he was named Maine's second Poet Laureate, his term ending in 2005.

Wormser is on the board of directors of the Robert Frost Place.

Selected Bibliography


  • The White Words (1983)
  • Good Trembling (1985)
  • Atoms, Soul Music and Other Poems (1989)
  • When (1997)won the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry (1996)
  • Mulroney and Others: Poems (2000)
  • Subject Matter (2004)
  • Carthage (2005)
  • The Poetry Life; Ten Stories (2008)
  • Scattered Chapters: New and Selected Poems (2008)


  • Teaching the Art of Poetry: The Moves (1999) with David Cappell
  • A Surge of Language: Teaching Poetry Day by Day (2004) with David Cappell
  • The Road Washes Out in Spring: A Poet's Memoir of Living Off the Grid (2006)

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