The community is invited to meet Andover’s new Poet Laureate, Linda Flaherty-Haltmaier. Linda Flaherty Haltmaier is an award-winning poet and screenwriter, and the winner of the Homebound Publications Poetry Prize for her full-length collection, "Rolling up the Sky" (2016). Her work has been shortlisted for the Princemere Poetry Prize and the Tucson Festival of the Book Literary Award. Her poems have appeared extensively in journals and anthologies including Wildness: Voices of the Sacred Landscape, All We Can Hold, Ink & Letters, and more. Her debut chapbook, "Catch and Release", was published by Finishing Line Press. A Harvard graduate, Linda has earned writing residencies at the Noepe Center for the Literary Arts and been a poetry contributor at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Along the way, she has been a fundraiser in East Harlem, a marketing executive, a restaurant reviewer, and an over-excitable soccer coach. Linda lives with her husband and daughter–-and craves the solitude of the ocean where she finds sea glass and inspiration. Read about her here.