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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 devoted to nurturing the poetic talents of its membership by creating an environment that fosters excellence in writing through workshops, readings, contests, and publishing the written word.


PSOV strives to create an outstanding poetic environment throughout Vermont where the love of excellent poetry honors the past and fosters new partnerships.

On Being Chosen Poet of Vermont

Breathes there a bard who isn’t moved

When he finds his verse is understood

And not entirely disapproved

By his country and his neighborhood?

Robert Frost
TMT Robert Frost 1961

On July 22, 1961, Frost was named poet laureate of Vermont.

The Poetry Society of Vermont is a Charitable Organization, tax exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and eligible to receive Tax-Deductible Charitable Contributions.