Sylvester Pollet was the assistant editor of the national poetry foundation.
He edited and published 100 single-sheet collections of poems between 1994 and 2006.
The compilations, which he called ":backwoods broadsides,": were mailed across the country and overseas.
Pollet was also a creative writing instructor at the University of Maine.
Pollet died on Thursday, December 20th, he was 68 years old.