Rockport Public Library, 1 Limerock St., is celebrating National Poetry Month with a series of readings. Next up is a reading Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. by Rockland Poet Laureate Carol Bachofner (see story linked below); and Thursday, April 9, at 4 p.m. by Stephanie Marshall.

Marshall is a teacher at Camden-Rockport Elementary School who enjoys sharing her love of reading and writing poetry with students. A sometime participant in the library’s Poets’ Corner, Marshall writes poems influenced by a childhood spent roaming the potato fields of Aroostook County.

Upcoming in the poetry reading series are, all Thursdays at 4 p.m.: April 16, Jessica Eaton and Jessica Loudermilk members of the Togus Writers weekly workshop, who won first place awards for their poetry at the 10th annual Maine Veterans Creative Arts Festival; April 23, Carolyn Locke, author of “Always This Falling” and “Not One Thing: Following Matsuo Basho’s Narrow Road to the Interior”; and April 30, the Poets’ Corner participants, reading from their new chapbook, which is available at the library for $5.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or