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Wednesday, 03 April 2013 11:59

Poetry Month Rockland

ROCKLAND The coastal town of Rockland is well known for its vibrant visual arts community. But what Poet Laureate of Rockland Carol Bachofner wanted to do was highlight the art of poetry as well. Four years ago, she brought the idea to the local library staff, and Poetry Month Rockland was born.

'It is the one written medium that will connect with a wide range of people's emotions and life experiences,' said Bachofner. 'It's kind of a small taste, like going to a buffet of life: you get a little bit of emotion that you don't touch on an everyday basis. Loss. Or the joy you feel when you connect with nature. The pride you feel in your children. There are a lot of little emotions that can get encapsulated in poetry. It is also a way to connect with the dark areas in our lives that we don't want to deal with in too big of a bite.'

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