Headley poetry reading, discussion in Rockland

Apr 10, 2018
Betsy Headley

Rockland — Midcoast poet Betsy Headley will read from her new book, “Something Is Always Left,” Saturday, April 21, at 1:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. There will be an open Q&A afterward, and books will be for sale.

Headley, a resident of Swanville, is a poet and photographer. “Something is Always Left,” published by Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative, is her first poetry book. In recent years, she has participated in numerous poetry contests, open mic readings and performed “Amma in Three Acts” for A Poem to Behold event in the Belfast Poetry Festival. Her work has been published in Off the Coast and the Aurorean.

Headley studied poetry at the college level in Colorado and Maine; and has belonged to several poetry groups over the years. Since 2009, she has been a member of a poetry group facilitated by Belfast poet Barbaria Maria.

“Something Is Always Left” explores the poet’s winding journey through Iowa tornados, saddle shoe struggles, subways in Japan, loss of grandparents, musings on parenthood, aging, spiritual peace and world reflection. Nature provides a steady source of strength and guidance.

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

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