Poetry Society of Vermont
founded in 1947

Poetry Society of Vermont

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 chapbook, The Mountain Troubadour.  Anyone may join the society including high school and college students and non-residents of Vermont.

Summer contests now open !!!!

Hey PSOV members, the summer contest season is here. Marshall Witten and Ann Day are our contest chairpersons this year and they are eagerly awaiting your submissions. Here's your chance to show off the poems you made over the winter and perhaps win some cold hard cash as well. Click the "Contests and Awards" link on the left for details on all the contest opportunities and information on how to submit.

Membership in PSOV

To join the society contact membership chair, Sally Anne Reisner. Mail dues of $25 or $10 for students, to Sally at P.O. Box 1215, Waitsfield, VT 05673.  Please include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.  Membership is renewed annually by January 1.  A Membership List is available by contacting Sally.

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


Members receive a copy of The Mountain Troubadour as part of their membership.  For a subscription or an additional copy, send $10 to Subscription Manager Betty Gaechter, 134 Hitzel Terrace, Rutland, VT 05701.

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.