Watch the PoemCity Readings

Missed a reading, now thanks to ORCA Media you can watch them from the comfort of your own home.

“TIDAL_WAVE” Poetry Reading at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on April 2.

Miraculum Monstrum with Kathline Carr at Bear Pond Books on April 3.

George Longenecker reading from Star Rout at the T.W. Wood Gallery on April 6.

Two Friends Reading with Pamela Harrison and Carol Westberg at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on April 7.

Northern New England Poets Laureate: PoemCity Keynote Reading. With Chard deNiord, Alice B. Fogel and Stuart Kestenbaum at Loss Nation Theater on April 7.

Poems in Performance: A Cure for Poemphobia with Geof Hewitt at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on April 12.

Vermont Poets at VCFA on April 15.

Alison Prine & Bianca Stone at Bear Pond Books on April 17.

Poerty Slam with Geof Hewitt on April 21.

Anything Goes Poetry Slam with Geof Hewitt at Loss Nation Theater on April 25

Daived Hinton reading poetry at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on April 26.




Bear Pond Books Reading: Alison Prine & Bianca Stone

Poetry reading with two Vermont poets: Alison Prine, a finalist for the 2017 Vermont Book Award, and Bianca Stone, trustee of The Ruth Stone Foundation, on Tuesday, April 17 at Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street.

Alison Prine’s poems have appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review,


Alison Prine

Shenandoah, Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Prairie Schooner, among others. Her debut collection of poems, Steel (2016), was chosen by Jeffrey Harrison for the Cider Press Review Book Award and was published in January 2016.

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Bianca Stone

Bianca Stone is a writer and visual artist. She was born and raised in Vermont and moved to New York City in 2007 where she received her MFA from NYU. Stone is the author of the poetry collection Someone Else’s Wedding Vows, (2014) and Poetry Comics From the Book of Hours (2016) and most recently, The Mobius Strip Club of Grief (2018). Her poems, poetry comics, and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of magazines including Poetry, jubilat, and Tin House Magazine.

7 pm | Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street

Poetry on Tap: Beer, Bread and Soup

Come to Down Home Kitchen (100 Main St) for a special evening meal on April 25! Enjoy a delicious light supper made with local ingredients while listening to local poets Mary Elder Jacobsen, Kerrin McCadden, Emilie Stigliani, Alison Prine, and Kristin Fogdall. Supper begins at 6 pm; poetry begins at 7.

emilie-200Emilie Stigliani, currently an editor at the Burlington Free Press, has won several awards for her work, including a prize for environmental reporting from the Missouri Press Association and a fellowship from the Missouri School of Journalism.



alison-200Alison Prine’s poems have appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Prairie Schooner among others.  Her recently published debut collection of poems, Steel, won the Cider Press Book Award in 2014.


mej-200pxMary Elder Jacobsen is joining PoemCity again! Her poetry has appeared in GMR Online, The Cincinnati Review, The Antioch Review, The Greensboro Review, and other venues.



Poet Kristin Fogdall

Kristin Fogdall is also reading for PoemCity for a second time this month! Her work has appeared in Poetry, The New Republic,, New England Review, and other journals; she is currently finishing a book-length collection.



Kerrin McCadden JPEG_BrowniePoetry200Kerrin McCadden is also joining us for a second time. She teaches at Montpelier High School and is the author of the Vermont Book Award‒winning collection of poetry Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes.