Back Roads Readings

at the Highland Center for the Arts

We’d like to spotlight Kerrin McCadden, featured poet for this summer’s Back Road Readings at the Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, Vermont on Sunday, August 6th. McCadden will also be the guest poet for the Poetry Society of Vermont’s Summer Generative Writing Festival on August 12th at Rock Point Center, Burlington, Vt.

Kerrin McCadden is the author of American Wake (2021), a finalist for both the New England Book Award and the Vermont Book Award; and Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes (2014), winner of the Vermont Book Award and the New Issues Poetry Prize. 

Summer Readings@the Front

Scudder Parker and Robyn Joy

PSOV members Scudder Parker and Robyn Joy at Summer Readings@The Front on June 15th. Upcoming readings July 13th and August 10th.

Summer Readings at the Front

photo by Mary Rose Dougherty

Thunk of paddle rested on gunnels

small ripples soundless to our ears

we sit beside our ordinary lives


feel the silence of our absence

our memories already gathered

to a larger memory we drift two loons

dive for bass in branches of a toppled

yellow birch as if they’ve always been here.

from Osmore Pond by Scudder Parker
published in The Mountain Troubadour 2021

Words in the Woods Returns!

The Vermont Humanities Council will once again offer in-person, in-nature poetry at state parks across Vermont. Joining this year’s poets to Words in the Woods are Poetry Society of Vermont members; Linda Quinlan (July 15th at Elmore State Park, Elmore, VT) and Geza Tatrallyay (August 27th at Silver Lake State Park, Barnard, VT) All events begin at 11:00 a.m. and are free to the public.

Words in the Woods 2023