Norwich University: Poetry Posts Art Walk

In the words of Laura Foster, “A poetry post (or poetry pole, or poetry box) is a wooden pole, usually mounted on private property, so that it faces pedestrians. On top of the pole is a box, with a glass or clear face and a lid. Inside the box is a sheet of paper containing a poem.”

Tomorrow morning at 10 am in Chaplin Hall, Norwich University visual design students will begin a walking presentation on their exhibition of poetry posts. Twenty-four students have created posts inspired by a wide range of poems — works by Pablo Neruda, Theodore Roethke, J.R.R. Tolkien, and more.

You can see the posts through May 1 as part of PoemCampus at Norwich.


Norwich’s Second Annual Poetry Open Mic Night Event

Norwich’s Second Annual Poetry Open Mic Night Event
Time: 7 pm
Date: 15 April 2015
Location: The Mill, Wise Campus Center, Norwich University

Norwich University will be hosting its second annual open mic night poetry reading! Last year, over 65 students from Norwich and Montpelier High School and community members participated. Once again, students, faculty, and community members alike are all welcome to read poems at Norwich’s Poetry Open Mic Night on Wednesday, April 15th.

We are excited to announce that Vermont’s spoken word champion, Geof Hewitt will MC and read some of his own work. This reading is open to all high school or college students and all community members. We welcome anyone interested in reading a poem or attending the event – it is free and open to the public!

For more information contact Sean Prentiss at

Read Like a Spoken Word Poetry Champion with Geof Hewitt

Read Like a Spoken Word Poetry Champion with Geof Hewitt
Time: 4 pm
Date: 6 April 2015
Location: Webb Hall, Room 303, Norwich University

On Monday, April 6th reigning Spoken Word champion of Vermont Geof Hewitt will host a class on spoken word poetry at Norwich University. This class is free and open to the public. Hewitt will use his personal experience Vermont spoken word champion to teach students and community members how to take their poems from written works to spoken word slam poetry. This skill will improve students public speaking skills, confidence, and will help prepare students for the upcoming Poetry Open Mic Night event being held at Norwich on April 15!

This event is free and open to the public – all are welcome!

For more information contact Sean Prentiss at

PoemCampus Norwich University 2014

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How excited are we to see that Norwich Univeristy is embracing PoemCampus this spring? Very!

Not only are they hosting David Budbill on campus as part of their Writers Series, but they also are featuring The Chameleon Journal (their literary journal), and taking poetry across disciplines–Architectural Design and Acting and Directing.  They also will have four different poetry displays on campus. All events are free and open to the public, so we highly suggest you make it a part of your trip to Montpelier this April.

Additionally, Norwich University’s professors and students will hold a panel in Montpelier at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on April 8th to talk about creating a literary hub on campus.

The PoemCampus 2014 schedule can be found HERE.

Thank you to Sean Prentiss for taking the lead on this project.



Norwich University’s Visit to PoemCity 2013

David Budbill Apr 2 2014

David Budill at Norwich University, April 2

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NEWS RELEASE: Norwich University Writers Series presents poet, playwright, author David Budbill

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s Spring 2014 Writers Series features acclaimed poet and playwright David Budbill on Wed., April 2. The event begins with a short reading of Budbill’s acclaimed play “Judevine” by members of the Norwich Pegasus Players at 7 p.m. in Milano Ballroom.

A Vermonter who lives and writes from the Northeast Kingdom, Budbill is the author of seven books of poems, including Happy Life, released by Copper Canyon Press in 2011. His works also include eight plays, a novel, a collection of short stories and a picture book for children.

Budbill’s honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Play Writing Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award for Fiction, and the Vermont Arts Council Walter Cerf Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

This event continues the 2014 Writers Series, presented by the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of English and Communications. All events in this series are free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale, and a signing will follow the reading.

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).



Norwich University Visits PoemCity 2013 HERE

David Budbill as part of PoemCity 2014 HERE