Frankford ‘Night of Poetry’ to feature three poets


Poets have a unique way of writing about the world, whether lovely, harsh, sad or humorous. And the Frankford Public Library is inviting the public to hear from three local poets at a “Night of Poetry” on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m.

The hour-long event will feature readings by Jim Bourey, Irene Fick and David Salner.

“Our reading will provide a darn good excuse for a delightful evening of conversation,” said Salner, who also works at the library. “These poets will leave you with a new insight into what makes us human in the 21st century.”

“We feel it’s important to highlight local authors and poets,” said Library Director Betsy Reichart. “I believe … the last time we hosted this, it was very well received by the community.”

Discussion will follow the presentations. The event is free and open to the public. Authors will also have copies of their books available for sale and signings.

“It’s important for those particular authors to be able to go into their local communities and share their work that they have been doing,” said Reichart. “And it’s also important for the community to understand that we have some very well-respected local authors.”

“The point of poetry — of the beauty and craft that poets should aim for — is the celebration of our shared world. Not always lovely. Sometimes gritty or humorous,” Salner said.

Salner’s fourth book, “The Stillness of Certain Valleys” (2019) continues his legacy of award-winning writing, which has appeared in magazines and on public radio’s “The Writers Almanac.” Fick’s second book, “The Wild Side of the Window” (2018) earned a first-place award from the National Federation of Press Women. Bourey’s chapbook “Silence, Interrupted” (2015) won first place in the Delaware Press Association writing competition.

The Frankford Public Library hosts a variety of events for all ages. The events calendar is posted online at The library is located at 8 Main Street, Frankford. For more information, call (302) 732-9351 or visit


By Laura Walter
Staff Reporter