Special Notice:

Friday, June 21 at 3:30pm ~ Poetry Society of Vermont Readings

The Woodstock Poetry Festival announced today the complete program for its debut festival to be held in Woodstock, Vermont on June 21 – 22, 2024 in the historic North Chapel.  The festival begins at 1 PM, Friday, June 21, and ends with a reception on Saturday, June 22 at 5PM. All readings on both days are free and open to all. This will be the largest concentration of poetry readings and poetry-related events in Vermont in 2024. The complete program is available on the Festival website; https://sundogpoetry.org/woodstock-poetry-festival.

The Friday program includes five featured poets, readings by members of the Poetry Society of Vermont, workshops, an open mic, and a performance by Los Lorcas

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Book Launch!

The Mountain Troubadour 2024

When: June 9th 12pm – 2pm

Where: Lawson’s Finest Liquids Taproom, Waitsfield, Vermont

The Poetry Society of Vermont is thrilled to invite you to celebrate the launch of the 2024 issue of The Mountain Troubadour! Listen to readings from some of the published poets and connect over poetry at Lawson’s Finest Liquids taproom in Waitsfield on Sunday, June 9, from 12-2. Cash bar and food available to order. We hope you can join us in celebration of poetry and the many talented poets who are members of PSOV. The event is free and open to all. Each PSOV member will receive a copy of the journal and additional copies will be available to purchase for $15 at the event. We hope to see you there!

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Woodstock Poetry Festival Announcement

The Woodstock Poetry Festival

The Poetry Society of Vermont is excited to support and participate in the first Woodstock Poetry Festival. We ask all PSOV members to share the following announcement with family and friends, and we will update you with more details in our Poetry newsPost as they are provided to us.

June 21– 22, 2024

The North Chapel

7 Church St, Woodstock, VT

Sundog Poetry and the North Chapel of Woodstock announced today that the first Woodstock Poetry Festival will take place in Woodstock, Vermont on June 21– 22.

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The Woodstock Poetry Festival has assumed the leadership for an annual poetry gathering which had taken place under Bookstock since 2009. 

The festival will be held in a beautiful 1835 church which, with other rooms in the Town, has hosted over 75 poets who participated in Bookstock between 2009 and 2023.

All events are free and open to all. It will be the largest concentration of poetry readings and poetry-related events in Vermont in 2024.

Chard deNiord, Poet Laureate of Vermont  (2015-2019), is Program Director of the Festival, He said,

Participating poets include:

Robert Pinsky (three-time Poet Laureate of the United States) 

Ellen Bryant Voigt (MacArthur Fellow)

Martin Espada (National Book Award winner)

Andrea Cohen (Guggenheim Fellow)

Alexandria Hall (National Poetry Series winner)

Jeffrey Harrison (Guggenheim Fellow)

Cate Marvin (Guggenheim Fellow)

Todd Hearon (PEN/New England “Discovery” Award)

Matt Miller (Vassar Miller Poetry Prize)

Maggie Dietz (Grolier Poetry Prize)

Sara London (Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize)

Elizabeth Powell (Anhinga-Robert Dana Prize for Poetry). 

In addition to the poetry readings by the poets listed above, poetry writing workshops, and a reception for the poets and attendees will also occur where the poets’ books will be available for sale. Details on the Festival website, https://sundogpoetry.org/woodstock-poetry-festival

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PoemCity 2024 Anthology Book Launch

April 29, 2024

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room

For the second year, PoemCity is publishing the featured poems of 2024 into a book through Rootstock Publishing. PoemCity Anthology 2024 will be available in late April and everyone is invited to celebrate its publication and participate in an open mic. Light refreshments served and books will be available for purchase through a sliding scale. Pre-order your copy (at full price, $20) now at https://www.rootstockpublishing.com/rootstock-books/poemcity-2024

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PoemCity This Week

Poetry of Loss, Grief and Companionship

with PSOV member Scudder Parker and others…

April 24th, 7:00pm

Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room

Poets Nadell Fishman, Tom Schmidt, and Scudder Parker read from recent collections. Nadell Fishman’s most recent collection of poems is Traveling, Traveling, which was published by Finishing Line Press in 2022. After years of scholarly work in ivory towers, Tom Schmidt retired to a bee-loud glade in East Montpelier and turned to poetry. Since 2018 he has had more than fifty poems appear in various journals, and has published two chapbooks: Enough to Drink or Drown, and Like, A Metaphor. Scudder Parker’s book of poetry Safe as Lightning, was published by Rootstock in 2020. He is currently working on a second volume. Contact Scudder Parker sc*************@gm***.com for more information.


All Ages Anything Goes Poetry Slam

April 26, 2024 7 PM

Lost Nation Theater

39 Main Street, Montpelier

Vermont Poetry Slam Champion Geof Hewitt hosts this Anything Goes Slam, where poets, acoustic musicians, jugglers, and anyone else with special talents is invited to take three minutes (or less) onstage in an attempt to wow the judges (and the audience) for enormous glory and a very modest prize. Sign up at the door. Contact Geof at ge********@gm***.com for more information.

~ PoemCity

Note: Geof Hewitt will be the guest poet at the PSOV Spring Workshop on May 11th.