Montpelier, Vermont’s celebration of National Poetry Month is coming into its 5th year, bringing with it a text display of contemporary Vermont poetry from through the state, as well as a month-long schedule of poetry events. We are partnering with more school groups than ever and other organizations to offer you a truly unique collection of poems to read, create and share.
We started this project in 2010 as Poetry Alive!, and have renamed it to reflect the sense of community that the celebration fosters. It began with the belief that all people are poets and that their work should be cultivated, communicated and celebrated. We’ve seen participation grow from 70 poets to over 200 Vermont writers, plus more student work.
PoemCity is open to everyone. Our programming strives to honor the poetic traditions of the past, explore the contemporary poetic landscape, and steward poesy into the future. We hope to transform downtown Montpelier into a cool, edgy hub of versification, becoming a poem itself that visitors step into, discover, and leave transformed.
Phayvanh Luekhamhan
Executive Director, Montpelier Alive
Rachel Senechal
Development Director, Kellogg-Hubbard Library

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  1. We love poem city, and enjoy coming to Montpelier to walk around, see the poems, visit a few shops and have dinner. When we visited on 4/04/16 we found that some of the poems were missing from their described locations. The first missing were the three poems by Geof Hewitt that were supposed to be at Down Home Kitchen, and the second was “Squirrely” by Sam Hewitt (me) that was supposed to be posted at NECI on main. Can you please let me know where I can go to see these poems?
    Thanks for your help, Sam Hewitt

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