Reading with Poets Neil Shepard, Stephen Cramer and Karin Gottshall

At Bear Pond Books (77 Main St) on April 19 at 7:00 pm, enjoy an evening with three incredible poets!

neil 8-smallNeil Shepard, a founder and former director of the Writing Program at the Vermont Studio Center and cofounder of the Green Mountains Review, will read from his work. His works of poetry include the books Scavenging the Country for a Heartbeat, I’m Here Because I Lost My Way, This Far From the Source, (T)ravel/Un(t)ravel, and most recently, Hominid Up.

stevecramer-cropped-400Stephen Cramer‘s first book of poems, Shiva’s Drum, was selected for the National Poetry Series and published by University of Illinois Press. From the Hip, which follows the history of hip hop in a series of 56 sonnets, came out in 2014 from Wind Ridge Press. His latest book is Bone Music.






karingottshall-400Karin Gottshall is a poet and fiction writer who teaches poetry writing at Middlebury College. She also directs the New England Young Writers’ Conference at Bread Loaf. Her new book, The River Won’t Hold You, won the Ohio State University Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize, and is now available. Her first book, Crocus, won the Poets Out Loud Prize in 2007 and was published by Fordham University Press. She is also the author of three poetry chapbooks: Flood LettersAlmanac for the Sleepless, and Swan.


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