Remembering Reuben Jackson

There will be special poetry reading to honor the late Reuben Jackson, poet, radio DJ, jazz scholar, music critic and teacher on March 27th at The Radio Bean in Burlington. All are welcome.

Jackson was the host of the weekly music program Friday Night Jazz at then-Vermont Public Radio from 2012 to 2018. He had a deep, velvety radio voice “with a laugh that would wake up a room,” said Peter Engisch, an engineer at Vermont Public who worked closely with Jackson. “His love for jazz was matched by his love for poetry, and it really showed on air.”

~Vermont Public

Interview with Samn Stockwell

Don’t miss reading this week’s intriguing Book Review of “Musical Figures” in the bridge by George Longenecker as he interviews fellow PSOV member Samn Stockwell.

Samn Stockwell shows that it’s possible for poetry and municipal government to be compatible. The Barre Ward 3 City Councilor (and mayoral candidate) is the author of a new book of poetry, “Musical Figures” (Thirty West Publishing). Over lunch recently she spoke of her poetry, municipal government, and more. 

~George Longenecker

click on Book Review title above or go here to the full article in the bridge.

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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
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Vermont Youth Poet Laureate UpDate

We are excited to share Sundog Poetry’s latest announcement regarding the Vermont Youth Poet Laureate program, including selection of the final judges for this youth poetry contest; James Crews, Kia’Rae Hanron, and Diana Whitney.

Submissions are open for the first Vermont Youth Poet Laureate program! This program amplifies the work of our state’s young creatives who demonstrate a dual commitment to poetry and civic engagement. As a chapter of the National Youth Poet Laureate Program, this statewide initiative unlocks unique opportunities both inside Vermont and beyond.

Submissions remain open through February 29th. If you know any young writers, please spread the word.
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ChAAWP – the Chipman Artists, Artisans, Writers and Poets.

Calling Vermont Artists, Artisans, Writers, Poets! ChAAWP Salon! (Addison County Area)

  • February 20, 2024, 6pm to 8pm
  • Chipman Inn, Route 125 Ripton Vermont

Artists, Artisans, Writers, Poets! Come share your work and ideas, discuss your aesthetic, creative philosophy and process, and engage in creative community and camaraderie. A “salon” rather than a “workshop”, you can ask for feedback if you wish, but the core idea is to inspire one another and strengthen our literary and artistic community. Artists, feel free to bring examples or photos of your artwork to show us; Writers and Poets, feel free to bring digital works to read and/or paper copies to hand out. Time for sharing will depend on how many people turn out – this is primarily a chance for conversation and community rather than open mic or performance.

Note: This is not a PSOV event, but we are happy to share this announcement with our members. For information, contact PSOV member, Cindy Hill at wo*********@ya***.com