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The Poetry Society of Vermont, founded in 1947, is an association of poets and friends of poetry who join in promoting enthusiasm for poetry through workshops, readings, contests, and contributions to The Mountain Troubadour, the PSOV literary journal. We welcome all appreciative writers and readers, as well as high school and college students.

PSOV is committed to a value-system of acceptance and inclusion. Our governance leads by example in creating and supporting a world that invites everyone to contribute to a culture of understanding across all communities. Everyone deserves access to the power of poetry and equitable resources, especially traditionally underrepresented and underserved populations. PSOV does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, or national origin. PSOV recognizes Vermont as a small part of the ancestral and unceded land called N’Dakinna. (in-DAH-kee-NAH), the homeland of the Abenaki people, the traditional caretakers of Vermont lands and waters.