Conversations from the Pointed Firs: Poet and activist Mihku Paul

Host Peter Neill talks with poet and activist Mihku Paul about concepts of “wilderness” and her experience growing up as an indigenous native of Maine.
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Poet and activist Mihku Paul

Editor’s Note: The Maine Monitor is pleased to partner with Peter Neill to bring you a new hour-long interview podcast, “Conversations from the Pointed Firs.” This monthly program is produced in partnership with WERU Community Radio in Blue Hill. 

What is the spirit of Maine? Conversations from the Pointed Firs is a new one-hour interview program with artists and authors attempting to capture the elusive elements of this special place in which we live. Peter Neill of Sedgwick is the host of this new program, and his first guest is Mihku Paul, indigenous native of Maine, poet, educator and activist. They discuss concepts of wilderness, relationship with nature as established by first peoples, and her experience growing up in Maine as expressed through her reading of eloquent personal poems, and thoughts on spirit of place.



Peter Neill

Peter Neill is founder and director of the World Ocean Observatory, a web-based place of exchange for information and educational services about the health of the ocean. Throughout his career, Peter has served as an advocate and independent consultant for strategic planning and innovation to organizations devoted to marine affairs, education, and public engagement. He is host of the long-running World Ocean Radio weekly audio feature, celebrating 12 years and 600 episodes in 2021; and Conversations from the Pointed Firs, a one-hour radio show on WERU-FM, wherein he interviews artists and authors who live in Maine, work in Maine, or otherwise derive their creativity from the essence of Maine.
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