Poetry. Publisher, editor, bookstore owner, creative writing instructor, and juried member of the Maine Arts Commission, Gary Lawless is a busy fellow. He still has time to write delightful poetry however. In his latest work IN RUINS, Lawless pays tribute to towns throughout Europe, from Naples, Italy to Nida, Lithuania. Each poem is accompanied by a translation: "I am reaching up, somehow, into/ sound in the ceiling,/ hanging like a cloud, a cloud...// Tendo la mano, in qualche modo al/ suono nel soffitto/ sospesso come una nuvola, una nuvola..." -- from The Hands Among the Clouds.