Betsy Headley, Swanville poet and photographer, will present a reading from her recent book, “Something Is Always Left,” Saturday, March 30 at 1:30 p.m. at Southport Memorial Library. There will be a Q&A afterward, and books will be for sale.
“Something Is Always Left,” published by Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative 2017, is Headley’s first poetry book. She has participated in numerous poetry contests, including Rockland Poetry Swam, has been published in “Off the Coast” and “the Aurorean”, and performed her poem, “Amma in Three Acts” for A Poem to Behold in the Belfast Poetry Festival.
Headley studied poetry 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. The Belfast community provides many opportunities for poets.
“Something Is Always Left” winds through childhood challenges, family dynamics, motherhood, losses, life in Japan, self-awareness, and the power of nature to enrich life.
Headley writes with humor, attention to detail and vivid imagery evoking a photographer’s eye. An exhibit of her bird photography is presently on view March through April.
Southport Memorial Library is located at 1032 Hendricks Hill Road. For more information, call the library at 633-2741.