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Good Tern celebrates poetry month with online readings

Apr 19, 2021
Lois Anne reading her poems.

Rockland — April is National Poetry Month, and the Good Tern Co-op & Natural Foods Store, 50 Main St., hosts an online reading by local poets Thursday, April 29, from 7 to 8 p.m. The event is part of the Good Tern’s Education and Outreach Committee’s continuing series of community classes and events.

Participating poets are Frances Vigeant, Eileen Hugo, Phelps Bristol, Lois Anne, Sarah Trapani, Colleen Gleason, Jeannie Harsha, Dana Wildes, Bill Eberle and Paul McFarland.

Lois Anne hosts the event and each poet will read selections of recent work. All are members of the Rockport Public Library Poets' Corner, a group which has been meeting twice a month since 2012, on the first and third Thursdays at 4 p.m. All are welcome. Poets and lovers of poetry are invited to email Rockport Public Library at rpl@rockport.lib.me.us for more information about the group.

The Poetry Reading event is online and free of charge. Registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Elissa Bower at 207-594-8822 or marketing@goodtern.coop.

Organizer Lois Anne is a member of the Good Tern Co-op’s Education and Outreach Committee and curates the poetry and art section of the Good Tern’s quarterly newsletter, The Terning Point. Anne is currently nearing completion of a Master’s Degree in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts. “For years during April the Good Tern Café Gallery presented an art and poetry exhibition,” said Anne. “Artists and poets from all over the world mailed in postcards with their work, and we had live poetry readings in the café. Because of the pandemic we decided to host an online poetry reading this year.”

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Kendall Merriam | Apr 27, 2021 11:54

Congrats to Lois Anne for getting so close to finishing her Master's Degree in Poetry!

-Phyllis Merriam



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