Poetry Society of Vermont
founded in 1947

Poetry Society of Vermont

“I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling wind stand still.” Arthur Rimbaud

The Poetry Society of Vermont welcomes new members, both writers and appreciative readers.
Founded in 1947, PSOV is an association of poets and supporters who join in promoting an interest in poetry through meetings, workshops, readings, contests, and contributions to the society's journal, The Mountain Troubadour, which has been published since at least 1956. Anyone may join the society including high school and college students and non-residents of Vermont.

Membership in PSOV

To join the Poetry Society of Vermont, mail dues of $25 ($10 for students) to:
Sally Anne Reisner 
Box 1215, 
Waitsfield, VT 05673  
If joining for the first time, please include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email.  Membership renewals are due by January 1.  A membership list is available by contacting Sally: sallyreisner@madriver.com

Advantages of membership include participation in readings and workshops, opportunities to have poems published in the society's journal, The Mountain Troubadour, competition for awards, and fellowship with appreciative readers and writers of poetry.  Members receive a copy of The Mountain Troubadour annually.

Text Box:
Contest Coming Soon

$1,000 prize will be given annually for the winning poem. Winner and three runners up published in Mountain Troubadour.  Submit three poems with $15 entry fee by February 1, 2019. Complete guidelines will be posted here in October.

PSOV Archives at the Vermont History Center

Barre, Vermont


Poetry Society of Vermont

Records, 1947-

Doc 548-549, 582-583, MSA 405-406


This collection contains the records of the Poetry Society of Vermont, a statewide organization that promotes public awareness of poetry. The collection was given to the Vermont Historical Society in December 2005 by the creating organization (ms. acc. no. 2005.10). It is stored in 4 document storage boxes and two flip-top archival boxes; it consumes 5 linear feet of shelf space.