Montpelier, VT / PoemCity 2013

Dear Poets,

The PoemCity 2013 team has been working non-stop to read all your poems, pair them up in appropriate locations throughout town, and invite poets, teaches, publishers and other literary friends to offer workshops and readings for you.

Phoot: Rachel Senechal makes poetry assignments

Rachel Senechal assigns selected poems to their business locations

Please make sure to look at our events page and print out a calendar to hang in your office or at home as a reminder. Do note that we have several workshops that require preregistration. Space is limited for most of them, so call the library to let them know to save a spot for you!

I want to thank the Julia Shipley and Kelly McMahon at Chickadee Chaps and Broads for organizing their Vermont Poetry Broadside Contest to coordinate with PoemCity. Sydney Lea, Vermont Poet Laureate, chose Ralph Culver’s “Signed Self Portrait” as winner. It will be on display at The Drawing Board. Kelly was also kind enough to letterpress supplies for Julia’s chapbook workshop on April 27th.

Our partners are amazing, and Julia and Kelly are just two. I’ll be posting more updates as the month rolls along. We’re always happy to hear your comments and questions.

If you’re in town for an event, or simply reading the poems on the street, please introduce yourself—to us, to other attendees, the participating businesses. I look forward to seeing you in Montpelier.


Phayvanh Luekhamhan

Executive Director, Montpelier Alive


Read the Times Argus’s preview HERE

Read The Bridge’s preview HERE

Photo by Phayvanh Luekhamhan


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