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Membership Dues Reminder

This is an early reminder to pay your Poetry Society of Vermont membership dues by January 1, 2024. If you are not yet a member, please join us and enjoy all of the benefits of being a member of our poetry society. Here is a link to our membership page with details on how to sign up or renew your membership.

  • Annual Membership $36 
  • Annual Student Membership $18
  • To be eligible to receive all advantages of full membership, please renew your membership annually by January 1.
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Amy Allen

PSOV member, Amy Allen of Shelburne, VT is thrilled to announce her debut poetry chapbook, Mountain Offerings, releasing from Rootstock Publishing on April 2, 2024. Through interactions with and the examination of the natural world, poems in Mountain Offerings move from a youthful voice to a more experienced one, showing a coming-of-age in partnership, parenthood, loss, and the development of independence and self-awareness. The simplicity, beauty, and peace of the outdoors provides an ideal vehicle through which this poet explores complex human emotions.

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Poetry at the Front

Look for furture announcements and enjoy your evening, and stay well.


Don’t miss Poetry Society of Vermont members, Karen Morris and George Longenecker reading at The Front, 6 Barre St, Montpelier, VT, on December 14th at 6:30-8:00pm.

This is a Rabbit & Wolf Event.

Our featured readers are Karen Morris and George Longenecker! I am excited to report that these two poets will be thematically reading poems back and forth in a sweet lilting dance for us to enjoy.

— Robyn Joy —
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We want to hear your news!

We know Poetry Society of Vermont (PSOV) members are publishing great work and doing exciting things in our communities. We love seeing all the work our members are putting out into the world and everything you all do to promote poetry in our state and beyond. Tell us about your recent publication(s), awards, readings, or other poetry-related news and events, and share the appropriate link(s). Please complete the NewsPost form or send your news to Elizabeth. We’ll share your updates with the PSOV community via our weekly newsletter, social media, and/or our website. By the way, have you noticed we have a new website? Check it out at poetrysocietyofvermont.org.

If you are not yet a member, please join us! Sign up today for your 2024 membership and enjoy all the benefits offered to Poetry Society of Vermont members. Also, consider gifting a membership to your poetry friends and family members.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Erika Nichols-Frazer, Editor of The Mountain Troubadour

Tricia Knoll

The Unknown Daughter

The Poetry Society of Vermont is please to announce the upcoming publication of member Tricia Knoll’s poetry book, The Unknown Daughter available now at pre-order prices from Finishing Line Press.

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Imagine a monument to the Unknown Daughter as an actual architectural place and destination. Imagine the voices of caretakers, fundraisers, visitors, gardeners at the nearby rose garden, Uber drivers delivering people to the monument, neighbors, high school students who compete in essay contests to make the unknown Known, the daughter and her family. They have much to say about women who are unknown despite the amazing things they have accomplished or unknown for other reasons. The book is dedicated to those unknowns and to my brother.

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Triscia Knoll, Author

Tricia Knoll’s The Unknown Daughter dedicates itself to the incredible work of Making Known: of naming and describing the complex experience of being a daughter, of asking who we might be as a culture and a country if we took it upon ourselves to honestly do so.  Knoll’s book is a beautiful, taut series of linked poems filled with myriad voices, each a pebble dropped into the silencing waters of family and history, each helping to recover not just one daughter, but all.

Annie Lighthart, Author of Pax

Be sure to support member authors by purchasing a copy of their book(s.)You can order copies of Tricia’s book during the pre-sale for $15.99 until January 5, her book will be shipped on March 1, 2024. Also, look for member books in your local independent bookstore( if not available, suggest they support Vermont poets and stock them.)

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Nancy Haiduck

Cabbie: New York City 1971,1972 True Tales by N.G. Haiduck

Poetry Society of Vermont member, Nancy Haiduck’s first book: Cabbie: New York City 1971,1972 True Tales is a collection of stories about driving a cab in the early 70s when she was young and new to New York City.

Haiduck’s book is available at pre-sale prices at Finishing Line Press until November 24th.

Sarah Audsley announcement

Member’s Poem-a-Day

Sarah Audsley, who is a PSOV member and the Writing Program Manager at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, had her poem, A Massive Aquarium Holding 1,500 Tropical Fish Bursts published on Poem-a-Day by the Academy of American Poets!

Click here to read Sarah’s poem on poets.org

Sarah’s debute poetry collection, Landlock X, was published by Texas Review Press earlier this year and has received brilliant reviews, such as this one on PoetryFoundation.org. ‘

Be sure to support member authors by purchasing a copy of their book(s) from your local independent bookstore ( if not available, suggest they support Vermont poets and stock them.)

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Results of Fall Workshop 2024

The Results Are In!

Below are the winning poems from the 2023 Fall Workshop as voted on by PSOV members.

#1:  Downstream by George Longenecker

#2:  Ray by David Hartnett

#3: The End of Infinity by S. J. Cahill

#4:  Speak! by Janet Sarah Schneider

#5:  Zoo by Kristine Korman

#6:  An exercise in trying not to cry by Erika Nichols-Frazer

#7:  In the Wake by Julie Fonte

#8:  At the end of a cruel summer by Katie Golden

#9:  The Glinting Month by Caitlin Gildrien

#10:  Mountain Fog by Ann Day

Congratulations to the authors of the top ten poems from the Fall Workshop! These poems will be published in the 2024 Mountain Troubadour. If you would like to make revisions to your poems before publishing, send them to the Editor of The Mountain Troubadour before January 1st and enter “Fall Poem Revision” in the subject line of your email.