Local poets Carol Bachofner, Gayle Portnow, and Dr. Wendy Satin Rapaport will read from their latest poetry collections during an afternoon of poetry and tea Saturday, July 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Personal Book Shop & Gallery, 144 Main St./Route 1.

Bachofner of Rockland, the author of two collections of poetry, “Breakfast at the Brass Compass: Poems of Mid Coast Maine”; and “I Write in the Greenhouse,” is a mid-life poet who has been writing for the past several years after years away to raise a family and midwife other people’s babies. She received her MFA in poetry from Vermont College and until recently has been teaching university English.

Portnow, author of “Fog and Other Atmospheric Conditions,” 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 Manhattan from time to time, but spends cherished time making poems and photographs of atmospheric conditions, and enjoying life “the way it should be.”

Wendy Satin Rapaport, the author of “On the Couch with the ‘Good Enough’ Poet: How writing poetry made an average neurotic become an average poet, living happily ever after, psychologizing along the way,” is a psychologist and professor at the University of Maine Graduate School of Social Work and the University of Miami Medical School’s Diabetes Research Institute. She has studied poetry for 14 years at the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Tea and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Marti Reed at 354-8058.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.