We have simplified how we collect member news by using the PSOV Member News Google Form. In the form, we ask you to write a brief press-ready blurb which we will publish on the website and share in the PSOV Poetry NewsPost which is sent out each Monday morning to members and subscribers. This form will remain available on the website in the main menu under; “NewsPost,” “Submit Your News.”
This past May, Mary Rose Daugherty, editor of The Mountain Troubadour, hosted an online conversation on Book Publishing with five panelists and other PSOV members who have continued that conversation by sharing thoughts and resources via email, and keeping a list on a shared Google document. We thought it would be beneficial to share that information; below is the most recent list of book publishing resources and articles, and here is a link to the book publishing conversation document.
In Buffy Aakaash’s Untangling the Knots, we learn such essential skills as “How to Start a Fire,” “How to Undress,” and even “How to Pet a Cat.” But we are given surprise after surprise, as we discover vivid metaphors for deeper life lessons. Even though the title promises untangling, the “necessary fettered entanglement” of love, desire and authentic living is what this collection celebrates. And it does so with heart, honesty, and imagination, the stuff of life and poetry...
~Maxima Kahn, author of Fierce Aria, teacher, and firekeeper
The Poetry Society of Vermont is saddened by this frightening harassment. Toussaint St. Negritude is a valued and beloved part of the Vermont arts community. Public poetry events at libraries are integral to our communities. Unfortunately harassment of the BIPOC and LGBTQ communities has become far too common.