Rockland Public Library and Poetry Month Rockland have opened “Away from Home,” this year’s Poetry Month contest. Entrants are invited to write about “being away,” with a poem about, for instance, “someone from away, a special place you have gone, or the place you most want to visit.” 

There are four contestant categories: Child 1 (pre-K to third grade), Child 2 (grades 4 to 7), Teen (grades 8 to 12) and Adult (age 19 and up). 

Submission deadlines are Friday, April 7, for adult entries and Friday, April 14, for all others. For complete contest rules and submission instructions, go to or stop by the library.