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.

 

 

 

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Vermont Poets at VCFA

Come listen on Sunday, April 15 to some of Vermont’s finest voices as they read their poetry. Spend the afternoon with Megan Buchanan, Didi Jackson, Major Jackson, Kerrin McCadden, and Diana Whitney as they share their words, thoughts and emotions.

4 pm | VCFA, The Chapel, 36 College Street

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Megan Buchanan

Megan Buchanan  is the author of Clothesline Religion (Green Writers Press, 2017). Her work can be found in The Sun Magazine, make/shift, A Woman’s Thing, recent anthologies such as Dream Closet: Meditations on Childhood Space and Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry, and numerous other publications. She’s also a collaborative performer, dancemaker, and high school English teacher who works with students with learning differences. She just received a 2018 Seedling Award from the Vermont Performance Lab to restage her interdisciplinary performance project called REGENERATIONS: Reckoning and Responding to the Closure of Vermont Yankee. Her work has been supported by the Vermont Arts Council, the Vermont Studio Center and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She currently lives in Guilford, Vermont with her young son.

Kerrin McCadden

Kerrin McCadden

Kerrin McCadden is the author of Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes, winner of the Vermont Book Award, and the New Issues Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, Verse Daily, and in such journals as American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Horsethief, Prairie Schooner, and Rattle. She is the associate director of the Conference on Poetry and Teaching at The Frost Place and teaches at Montpelier High School. She lives in Montpelier, Vermont.

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Didi Jackson

Didi Jackson‘s poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Green Mountains Review, The Common, and Water~Stone Review among other publications.  Her manuscript, Almost Animal, (now Killing Jar) was a finalist for the Alice James Book Award, the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize by Persea Books, and Autumn House Press. It was a semi-finalist for the Crab Orchard Open Book Prize, the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, and the University of Wisconsin Press Brittingham and Felix Pollack Prizes. Her chapbook, Slag and Fortune (2013), was published by Floating Wolf Quarterly. Currently, she teaches Poetry and the Visual Arts, 20th c. Poetry of War and Witness, and Creative Writing at the University of Vermont. 

Major Jackson

Major Jackson

Major Jackson is an American poet, professor, and the author of three collections of poetry: Holding Company (2010) and Hoops (2006), both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry, and Leaving Saturn (2002), winner of the 2001 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Award Circle. He is also a recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. Jackson is the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor at University of Vermont and a core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars. He served as a creative arts fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, as the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence at University of Massachusetts-Lowell and currently serves as the Poetry Editor of the Harvard Review.

Diana Whitney

Diana Whitney

Diana Whitney‘s first book, Wanting It (2014), became an indie bestseller and won the Rubery International Book Award in poetry. She’s the poetry critic for the San Francisco Chronicle and blogs about the darker side of motherhood for The Huffington Post. Diana’s work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Crab Orchard Review, Green Mountains Review, Ms. Magazine, The Rumpus, SalonThe Washington Post, and many more. She has been awarded writing grants and fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, the Vermont Arts Endowment Fund, and the Vermont Studio Center, and was the 2015 winner of the Women’s National Book Association poetry prize. A yoga teacher by trade, Diana runs a small studio attached to her farmhouse in Brattleboro, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and three amiable cats. She’s currently finishing a memoir about motherhood and sexuality.

 

 

Three Southern Vermont Poets: Dede Cummings, James Crews & Megan Buchanan

On April 11, join us for a poetry reading with three southern Vermont poets who will read from new work. Each poet has a new collection of poetry being published in 2017.

Dede CummingsTo Look Out From (Homebound Publications, April 11, 2017) has been described as “breathtakingly vivid; deeply felt; pastoral … New England poems that transcend New England.” Cummings is a writer, literary agent/publisher and commentator for Vermont Public Radio. At Middlebury College, she was the recipient of the Mary Dunning Thwing Award, attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference as an undergraduate fellow, and studied with Hayden Carruth at the Bennington Writers’ Workshop. In 2013, she was a poetry contributor at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her poetry has been published in Mademoiselle, The Lake, InQuire, Vending Machine Press, Kentucky Review, Connotation Press, Mom Egg Review, and Bloodroot Literary Magazine. She was a Discover/The Nation poetry semi-finalist and was awarded a writer’s grant and a partial fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center in 2016. Her first poetry collection, To Look Out From, was awarded the 2016 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize and is due out in April 2017. Dede lives in Brattleboro, Vermont, where she designs books and runs the startup Green Writers Press.

 

James CrewsTelling My Father (Southeast Missouri State University Press, October 2017) is a collection of poetry that interrogates the personal grief of losing his father to a prolonged illness and losing a lover at nearly the same time. Crews’ work has appeared in Ploughshares, Poet Lore, and The New Republic, among other journals, and he is a regular contributor to The (London) Times Literary Supplement. His first collection of poetry, The Book of What Stays, won the 2010 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and received a Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award. His second collection, Telling My Father, won the Cowles Prize. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD in Writing and Literature from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he was an Othmer Fellow and worked for Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry newspaper column.

 

Megan Buchanan’s Clothesline Religion (Green Writers Press, April 7, 2017) chronicles twenty years worth of adventures in the life of an artist as young single mother. Buchanan’s poems have appeared in such as journals as The Sun Magazine, make/shift, A Woman’s Thing, and multiple anthologies. Born in California, she’s lived for long stretches in Ireland, the mountains of the southwest, and New England. Her work has been supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Vermont Arts Council, and the Vermont Studio Center. Megan is also a collaborative performer and dancemaker, a teacher, and an activist. She currently lives in southern Vermont with her two children.

7 pm | Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street