Roselle Park Woman Appointed As Town’s First Poet Laureate

Leona M Seufert

ROSELLE PARK—Earlier this year, Roselle Park’s government named borough resident Leona M Seufert as the 2011 town Poet Laureate. Seufert is Roselle Park’s first person to be honored by this title.

“I feel honored to receive this title.” Seufert said. “I write poems that deal with the world around me, about loss, and about the journey to healing from tragic events. During my tenure this year I plan to not only share my poetry with the residents of Roselle Park, but to also conduct workshops and hold events in order to build a community through poetry. I would like to show people of all ages how easy it is to write and enjoy poetry, and to use poetry to enhance their lives.”

Seufert, a 25-year resident of the borough, is active in the arts in this town. Over the last four years, she has read her poems at the annual 9/11 memorial service, and has given writing workshops and readings at the Roselle Park Library and Casano Community Center. She has published two poetry chapbooks: “The Memory Keeper’s Promise – Reflecting on Loss and Remembrance” and “From Here To There And Back Again, A Commuter’s Journey.”

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