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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