SEARSPORT — Carver Memorial Library, 12 Union St., hosts local poet Betsy Headley Tuesday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. She will read from and discuss her latest book, “The Clarity of Birds,” a collection of poems and bird photographs.

Headley’s words and images of nature are woven throughout her book. Beauty and brutality, compassion and aging, and wisdom and wildlife are explored through a language of understanding. Wildlife is an integral part of Headley’s life, but over the last 10 years, she has developed a keen interest in observing and photographing birds. They have captured her spirit and united with her poetry, as subject and inspiration. Her bird photographs will be on display in the library’s hall gallery from June 7 through the end of the month.

Headley was born in Vermont and grew up in the Midwest and East Coast. She studied poetry in college and polished her writing skills in informal poetry groups in Colorado and Maine. She lives in the countryside of Swanville with her husband and two cats. Her home is well-suited to her creative passions of poetry and photography.

Headley’s photography has been exhibited in Maine galleries, a one-person show and juried exhibits. Her poems have appeared in poetry publications, and she has recited at numerous Maine events. Her first poetry book, “Something Is Always Left” (2017) and second book, “The Clarity of Birds” (2022) were both published by Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative in Thomaston.

For more information, call (207) 548-2303.