Linda Buckmaster to examine “the lowly salt cod” through poetry, fiction, essays at Rockland library

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ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library presents Linda Buckmaster, Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to all. 

Linda Buckmaster, former Poet Laureate of Belfast, will offer a reading of her new hybrid work, Elemental: A Miscellany of Salt Cod and Islands. 

Elemental is the first installment in a multimedia project exploring islands in Maine, Newfoundland, and northwest Scotland; here, Buckmaster, uses essays, poetry, and fiction to examine the impact of salt cod in communities across the North Atlantic and the Caribbean throughout history. 

Linda Buckmaster has lived within a block of the Atlantic most of her life, growing up in Florida and living in Midcoast Maine for fifty years. She has an MFA from the University of Southern Maine. Her poetry, essay, and fiction have appeared in over forty journals. She has held residencies at Vermont Studios Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Obras Foundation among others. Two of her pieces have been listed as Notable Essays in Best American Essays 2013 and 2020. Her hybrid memoir, Space Heart. A Memoir in Stage, was published by Burrow Press in 2018. Her latest hybrid, Elemental: A Miscellany of Salt Cod and Islands (Huntress Press, 2022), is the first installment of a multimedia North Atlantic Rim Project. 

This event will take place in the Community Room and will be livestreamed via Zoom; the Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St. For more information or for Zoom links, please email by 4 p.m. on September 14. 

Event Date: 

Thu, 09/14/2023 - 6:00pm

Event Location: 

Rockland Public Library


80 Union Street
Rockland, ME 04841
United States