Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing alumna Carol Bachofner was named the second Rockland Poet Laureate at the start of the annual event's Poetry Swarm evening April 26 at Rockland [Maine] Public Library. Bachofner takes the role of Rockland Poet Laureate over following a two-year term by Kendall A. Merriam, the post's inaugural honoree.
Among the ideas she hopes to pursue as poet laureate is a Poets in the Schools program and a monthly Sunday Session that would feature poetry in collaboration with other arts. "I'd like to see poetry taking its place on Main Street along with the galleries of visual art," she said.
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