Weslea Sidon is a poet and musician who lives in Seal Cove, Maine, on Mt. Desert Island, with her husband, cats, and big plans to finish the garden and the kitchen.
Her poems have appeared in several anthologies and literary magazines, including, most recently, Paumonok, Poems and Pictures of Long Island, and Still on the Island, as well as Two With Water, Wolf Moon, and Off the Coast Food Issue: Tounge & Taste. A column, “Permanently From Away,” appeared regularly in Face Magazine for two years, and reviews, mostly music, have appeared in the Mt. Desert Islander, Bar Harbor Times, Off the Coast, and High Performance Magazine. Her favorite prose work was for the late, lamented Squash.
Weslea teaches guitar privately, and has taught poetry and creative writing to children age 10–16 at Summer Festival of the Arts since 1989. She was awarded the Martin Dibner Fellowship in Poetry in 2002.
The Fool Sings, her first full-length book, was released by Rain Chain Press on July 1, 2014.