Pride Poetry

from our friends at Rabbit & Wolf Adventures

June 7th -Kellogg Hubbard Library

Hayes Room 6pm – 8pm

This is a super exciting line-up! Each poet will read for 20 minutes. Please note, there is another event/gathering in the other library space, but I will do my best to have signage leading the way.

— Robyn Joy, Rabbit & Wolf Adventures


Kim Ward
Samn Stockwell (PSOV member)
Judith Chalmer (PSOV 2023 Fall Workshop Leader)
Eve Alexander

Upcoming Events from Rabbit & Wolf:

Rabbit & Wolf’s June 15 reading at The Front with Eva Zimet and the last minute addition of Scudder Parker (Yay! I love this for us!)

Pride Poetry take two at Fox Market and Bar with four more delightfully queer poets (6/16, 7-9pm)


Buffy Aakaash (PSOV Member)
Eva Zimet
Gus Roberson
Jordan Turk


Erika Nichols-Frazer

Nichols-Frazer’s new poetry collection, Staring Too Closely will be released in August 2023 by The Main Street Rag and is currently available for pre-order on their website.

Nichols-Frazer, by celebrating our full human experience, reminds us that even grief can be “a rudder slicing through the murk.”  ~AE Hines

Erika’s memoir, Feed Me, was published in December 2022 by Casper Press and is available on and other online book stores, such as; Amazon and Barnes & Noble. For more information about Erika Nichols-Frazer go to her website.

The Natural Muse: In Among the Trees

with Mary Rose Dougherty

Offered through OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at UVM  -scroll down to find “The Natural Muse: In Among the Trees)

Thursday, June 22, 10:30 am-noon ET
Member of OLLI: $15 – Non-Member: $30
We’ll gather to share and discuss poems of well-known writers such as Rumi, Joy Harjo, John Muir, Wendy Lewis, Octavio Paz, and others, looking at their subject matter as well as how the poems are shaped. How might these poems help us to forge a relationship between ourselves and trees, and with nature in general? Participants will be invited to respond in writing and share what they’ve written. Prior to writing, be prepared for a brief but essential pause for a quiet walkabout. Bring your camp chair if you wish. Held in Jericho.

Book Publishing Conversation

with Mary Rose Dougherty


We had a lively and informative conversation with a panel of five published poets–George Longenecker, Elizabeth McCarthy, Carol Milkuhn, Erika Nichols-Frazer and Geza Tatrallyay. To learn more about their books, go to the member publications link. To be in contact with panelists email Mary Rose Dougherty at troubadour editor.

Here is a list of a few upcoming submission opportunities shared by Elizabeth McCarthy: Current Opportunities for Poetry Chapbook Submissions.

Sunday, May 21 4-5:30 on Zoom

We’ll have a panel of PSOV members who have published their books. Our panelists will share their experiences to help you plan your next steps toward this milestone, should you desire. Please note: we won’t consider self-publication at this event.  Members are invited to attend; bring your questions for our panel. What are the ins and outs of publishing beyond having an incredible manuscript of poems that you’ve been publishing in magazines over the years? Come join us to learn more!

Please RSVP by Monday, May 15th to troubadour editor using the following subject line: Book Publishing Conversation.