Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer:
Bill Creighton, a close friend of Michael Macklin, talks about his friendship with Macklin during a memorial Service at Waynflete in Portland on Friday, May 25, 2012. Macklin taught poetry at Waynflete and died suddenly on Sunday while on a trip with students to the New England Young Writers Conference in Vermont. Macklin worked in the facilities department at the school and was inspired by the students to go to college to get his degrees in creative writing. Afterward, he came back to Waynflete to teach poetry.

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