Rabbit&Worlf Flood Relief

Rabbit&Wolf:Flood Relief Benefit

Poetry for Perseverance

Montpelier Senior Activity Center on Friday 7/28 from 6:30-8pm

Featuring (not necessarily this order):

  • Cara Armstrong
  • Kim Ward
  • Justin Bigos
  • Julia Alter
  • Samantha Kolber
  • Jenn Brown
  • Linda Quinlan

Funds are going directly to Another Way in Montpelier and The Rainbow Bridge Community Center in Barre. We’ve raised $500 so far.

This posting is shared by PSOV member Robyn Joy, Rabbit & Wolf

Vermont Flood 1927

Hello VT Strong Poets!

It’s been a week since Vermont experienced intense flooding from the storms that hit the state with much too much rain. Some areas of the state were affected more than others, and this is yet another rekindling of how our communities come together to support each other. Poetry Society of Vermont is all about supporting each other and uplifting our creative energies. Out of the deluge and damage, it is no different. We are here to help connect to mutual aid (like this group), and we want to be a resource should anyone need support. Here is a Mutual Aid document from 350 VT, and let this be a reminder that we will continue to face climate disasters like this if we don’t rally together. Eco-poets like Tricia Knoll and Geza Tatrallyay immediately come to mind, but we are all bearing witness. Let us do what we do best and write through the grief and support those impacted like Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, as they require additional resources to regain their footing.

Please feel free to reach out directly if you need any support, and I sincerely hope we can share in the joy of Vermont’s beauty during our Summer Festival come August (registration required, contact me with any questions or if you’d like to carpool/share resources).

photo from vermonthistory.org 1927 flood

Poetry for Perseverance 22nd

Rabbit&Wolf Poetry for Perseverance

I have been trying to think of a way that I can help with flood relief that doesn’t involve physical or financial labor (neither of which I can offer).
Poetry. I have poetry. WE have poetry.
Can we use our voices for something good within so much sadness, grief, and anger?
I don’t think it’s completely bonkers, I think we can do it.
I want to try.

Robyn Joy~ Rabbit&Wolf

rabbit&wolf Poetry for Perseverance || Flood Relief Benefit

SATURDAY, July 22nd AT 3 PM – 4:30 PM

The Skinny Pancake-Montpelier

Donations will be collected via cash or VENMO (@robynjoy) and divided between Another Way in Montpelier and The Rainbow Bridge Community Center in Barre City.

PSOV Summer Festival 2023

Summer Festival

Summer Generative Writing Festival August 12, 2023 at Rock Point Center in Burlington. Featuring Kerrin McCadden as the Guiding Poet.

Please register by August 6 — first 3 poets to register receive a free copy of Karren McCadden’s book (The first 3 members were: David “daithí” Hartnett, Joanne Mellin, and Jimmy “Tee” Tomczak.) We’ve tried to make the process simple. Just register using this Google Form (you don’t need a Gmail account), and then if you’d like/are able to make the suggested donation, you may either send a check or pay through Submittable. We envision our festival experience as a wonderful way to connect with each other and with our writing in a beautiful natural space along Lake Champlain, and we are pleased to host Kerrin McCadden for the Generative Workshop. Lunch will offer food options for all, including: vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, as listed on the registration form. The location, Rock Point, offers over two miles of walking and hiking trails, there are accessible trails for everyone no matter their ability. See the invitation below for details/schedule. 

Link to Register Here. (registration now closed)

Summer Writing Festival 2023


More Summer Events

notes from our President Bianca Amira Zanella

We are co-sponsoring Sundog Poetry’s Poetry & Justice For All event on July 28, 2023 at 6 pm at Karma Bird House, and hope you will join us there! Two wonderful events this summer in Burlington, Vermont; August 12th –PSOV Summer Generative Writing Festival and for our more southern folks, I’d like to highlight the Literary Festival, also on August 12th, being held in Poultney by Stone Valley Arts and PSOV Member David Mook, in case folks aren’t able to travel so north, this is a wonderful opportunity. (Reach out if you’d like to discuss carpool options for any event!) Our intention this year was to organize our events in general hubs across the state where the majority of our members reside so we could improve accessibility and connection, so look for a more southern offering this Fall. Between now and then, we’ll be sending out a member survey seeking your input and responses. For now, we look forward to seeing you along the shores of Lake Champlain. 

Register Here for the Summer Generative Writing Festival.