On Friday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m., the Cary Memorial Library welcomes poets Tom Lyford and Douglas “Woody” Woodsum in the first of this year’s two summer poetry readings.

Lyford is the self-appointed rogue Poet Laureate for Life of Dover-Foxcroft, as stated in a news release. He remembers a world before his family had a television. A retired English teacher, his numerous poetry books include “Pleasant Street,” “Kilroy Was Here” and “Work Aversion Trauma.”

Douglas “Woody” Woodsum is a high school English teacher with years to go before retiring. With his students, he has published 10 anthologies of oral history and folklore. In 2010, Moon Pie Press published his book, “The Lawns of Lobstermen.” Woody lives in Smithfield with his wife, artist Donna Asmussen.

The event is free and all listeners are welcome. The Cary Memorial Library is at 17 Old Winthrop Road, just off Route 133 in Wayne.

For more information, phone the library at 685-3612.

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