Three poets at Camden library
Camden — Three accomplished poets will present their new work in a reading Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Camden Public Library. Featured will be Wendy Satin Rapaport; Carol Bachofner, newly proclaimed Poet Laureate of Rockland; and Gayle Halperin Portnow.
Portnow grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and now lives in Camden, where she is often rapt in fog, a favorite subject of her poetry. She returns to her apartment in Manhattan but spends cherished time writing and enjoying life “the way it should be.” She makes poems and photographs of atmospheric conditions; and writes stories about growing up in Brooklyn and other random curiosities. She is the proud mother of three daughters in the arts — a filmmaker/professor, an artist and an actor.
Maine poet Bachofner writes poems that appeal to the idea that we are all connected, to each other and to nature. She enjoys writing in traditional forms as well as free verse. Founding editor of Pulse Literary Journal, Rockland's Bachofner teaches poetry in her community and on the road via workshops and conferences. In 2010, Bachofner founded the annual Poetry Month Rockland, a city-wide celebration of everything poetic. Author of four books of poetry, she was a finalist in the 2011 Maine Literary Awards.
Rapaport is a licensed clinical psychologist and has specialized in individual, marital, family, and group therapy for patients with diabetes for more than 30 years. In 1999, she was awarded the National Health Information Award for her book, "When Diabetes Hits Home: The Whole Family’s Guide to Emotional Health." She also is a professor at the University of Maine's graduate school of social work, teaching group therapy in health settings.
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