Poetry Society of Vermont
founded in 1947
Poetry Society of Vermont

“Poetry comes from the highest happiness or the deepest sorrow.”  A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

The Poetry Society of Vermont, founded in 1947, is an association of poets and supporters who join in promoting an interest in poetry through workshops, readings, contests, and contributions to the society’s chapbook. Anyone may join the society, including high school and college students and non-residents of Vermont. We welcome both writers and appreciative readers.


Two ways to join:

1. Sign up and pay online at this link.

2. contact membership chair, Sally Anne Reisner. Mail dues of $25 ($10 for students) to P.O. Box 1215, Waitsfield, VT 05673. Please include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Membership must be renewed annually by January 1. A list of members is available upon request.

Advantages of membership include participation in readings and workshops, opportunities to have poems published in the society’s chapbook, The Mountain Troubadour, feedback and comments on submitted poems, 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.

Summer Contest Deadline July 7. $300 in Prizes!

IPNE Pandemic Grant

Independent Publishers of New England is proud to announce establishment of a grant to support independent publishers and authors who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. IPNE's Pandemic Grant Fund will provide grants of $500 in cash or, in some cases, in kind (publishing services offered) to qualified individuals.

To qualify for an award, one must complete a grant application specifying:
(a) New England is your primary residence (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, or VT)
(b) You have published at least one book (by you or another author)
(c) what the grant will enable you to do
(d) information pertaining to your contact details, your work, your online presence, and your current situation.


Find more information at www.ipne/grant

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