apple blossom with a bumble bee

PSOV Spring Workshop/Contest

First Call to: Sign up and Submit a poem!

Please note: you don’t have to attend the workshop to submit a poem for consideration in the contest, nor do you have to submit a poem to attend the workshop. Be sure to follow the steps 1 & 2 below.

1. Spring Workshop: May 11, 2024

This year’s Spring Workshop will be held at The Village Meeting House, Waitsfield, Vermont and led by guest poet, Geof Hewitt, Slam Poet Laureate of Vermont, poet, teacher, trainer, and writer. Prior to the workshop, members can submit one poem for critique or reading. The poem submitted will also be considered in the PSOV Spring Poem Contest, see 2. Spring Poem Contest below, in May members will vote for their top ten poems. The ranked choice results will be published in next year’s publication of The Mountain Troubadour.

Continue Reading PSOV Spring Workshop/Contest
Corporeal Poetry Poster

PSOV Corporeal Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Don’t miss this amazing exhibit that incorporates poetry and other media or art forms. The possibilities are endless… embroidered poetry, poetry in paintings, carve poems in wood or stone, block print poems, paint poems on stones, poems scribed on birchbark, fabric, or tiles.

Exhibit April 2-29 at the South Burlington Library

Opening Reception and Reading

April 4, from 5:00 to 6:45 p.m.

South Burlington Library Community Room, Second Floor (fully accessible via elevator)

180 Market Street ,South Burlington, Vermont

Participants in the exhibit have been asked to read, and all friends, family and interested members of the public are encouraged to come.

 For questions, message PSOV member and organizer Cindy Hill  or email her here.


I question not my Corporeal or Vegetative Eye

any more than I would Question a

Window concerning a Sight I look thro it & not with it

what is Calld Corporeal nobody knows of its Dwelling Place

~ William Blake
TW Wood Gallery logo

Poetry of Art and Community

PSOV members are filling the stages at PoemCity this year with members have events on April 2, 3.4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 19 & 21. An Amazing showing of PSOV poets!

Start your poetry month with readings by PSOV Members; Scudder Parker and George Longenecker.

April 2nd at 7:00 PM

T.W. Wood Art Gallery

46 Barre Street, Montpelier 

A reading with poets Scudder Parker and George Longenecker and musician Jim Thompson. Scudder Parker is the author of Safe as Lightning. George Longenecker is the author of Star Route. Jim Thompson, aka Piano Jim, is a long-time Vermont artist, entertainer and educator and the creator of the musical “Halfway There.”

PoemCity Logo and 2024
PoemCity Logo and 2024

LGBTQ Poetry Reading

PoemCity will soon be underway.

PSOV will be highlighting readings and events from PoemCity in Montpelier, as well as other Poetry Month celebrations throughout Vermont where our villages will shine with poetic light as in Emily’s poem April...

An altered look about the hills; A Tyrian light the village fills;

~ Emily Dickinson

April 8, 2024 ~ 6-8 PM

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room

A panel of LGBTQ poets, including Linda Quinlan, Kim Ward, Samn Stockwell, and Toussaint St. Negritude, will read in person in the Hayes Room. Contact Linda Quinlan at be****************@ya***.com for more information. 

Food for thought flyer pictures of food

Food for Thought: Using Taste To Explore Your Writing

Join Erika Nichols-Frazer, PSOV member and Editor of The Mountain Troubadour, for a writing workshop sponsored by Onion River Press, 47 Maple StreetBurlington, VT, 05401

  • Saturday, March 30, 2024
  • 1:00 PM  3:00 PM
  • Onion River Press (map)

Whether you’re writing a memoir, poems, food criticism, or you’re not quite sure what you’re writing, come with an open mind and a hungry belly. This class will be a delicious experience for writers of all levels and backgrounds.

~Erika Nichols-Frazer
artwork for poem Amarylis

Plant-Human Quarterly! 

Don’t miss PSOV member Sarah Audsley’s poem “Amaryllis” in the latest issue of Plant-Human Quarterly, a beautifly designed literary magazine…

Our literary magazine explores the myriad ways writers make manifest their relationship to the botanical world, approach what we perceive as other, and enter a plant’s-eye-view of the world.


Artwork by Candela Murillo for Plant-Human Quarterly