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Stuart Kestenbaum & The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts


Stuart Kestenbaum, the long-time director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, joins us to talk about the world renowned school and what's next for him as he steps down as director later this month.

Guest: Stuart Kestenbaum grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey, and received a B.A. degree from Hamilton College. He has lived in Maine for many years and since 1988 has been the director of the Haystack Mountain School of Art and Crafts in Deer Isle.  He is also a poet.  His latest book of poetry is titled "Only Now."

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