Vermont Poetry Newsletter • September 23 2012

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

September 23, 2012 (Previous issue: 07/01) –

In This Issue:

  1. About VPN
  2. Newsletter Editor/Publisher’s Note
  3. Writing Assignments/Suggestions/Exercises/Prompts
  4. Fall Into Poetry! League of VT Writers Workshop & Slam
  5. UVM’s The Painted Word Poetry Series
  6. Thailand: US Blogger Jailed for Insulting King
  7. New England College’s MFA Degree in Poetry
  8. Creating in Flow, Where Do Poems Come From?
  9. Poetry Festival: A Celebration of Literary Journals
  10. The Personal Heresy
  11. David Budbill’s New Book
  12. The One, C. Dale Young
  13. Gary Margolis’ New Memoir
  14. Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Jubilee Poems
  15. Russia: Online Poetry’s Vehement, Apolitical Politics
  16. Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate, New Book: “Thrall”
  17. ”Thrall” — 2nd Book Review
  18. Natasha Trethewey’s Inaugural Reading
  19. Lee Upton on Revision
  20. Vermont State Poet Laureate Sydney Lea’s Calendar
  21. The Sound of a Sentence
  22. Modern & Contemporary American Poetry
  23. Emily Dickinson, A 2nd New Photograph Discovered
  24. Emily Dickinson, 1st Photograph
  25. Great Poetry Links: Bomono
  26. Poetry Quote – Lee Upton
  27. American Life in Poetry Poem
  28. US Poets Laureate List
  29. Vermont Poet Laureates
  30. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  31. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  32. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  33. Contact Info for Editor/Publisher of VPN: Ron Lewis
  34. Vermont Literary Journals
  35. Vermont Literary Groups’ Anthologies
  36. Vermont Poetry Blogs
  37. State Poetry Society (PSOV)
  38. Year-Round Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  39. Other Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  40. Year-Round Poetry Writing Centers in Vermont
  41. Other: By Correspondence
  42. Other Writing Groups in Vermont
  43. Poetry Event Calendar

1.) About the Vermont Poetry Newsletter Network

The Vermont Poetry Newsletter Network is made up of people of all backgrounds, ages and skills who appreciate the craft of poetry and want to promote it in the beautiful state of Vermont. The network consists of a free e-mail list, an eventual web site, workshops, open mics, poetry performances and other literary events. The network provides opportunities to meet local poets, talk about and enjoy poetry, and motivate and inspire yourself in whatever writing projects you are involved.

The mission of the Vermont Poetry Newsletter is to foster the poetry arts community in the Green Mountain State, home to more writers and poets per capita than any other state in the nation. Its goals are to serve as a resource for and about VT poets; to support the development of individual poets; and to encourage an audience for poetry in Vermont.

Dating from 2009, the Vermont Poetry Newsletters are being archived on a blog maintained by poet Patrick Gillespie at PoemShape.

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter • July 1 2012

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

July 1, 2012 (Previous issue: 04/07) –
In This Issue:

  1. About VPN
  2. Newsletter Editor/Publisher’s Note
  3. Writing Assignments/Suggestions/Exercises/Prompts
  4. Poem Store: POEMS – Your Topic, Your Price
  5. Bookstock 2012 (Woodstock, VT)
  6. Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate
  7. NPR Interview of Natasha Trethewey
  8. Do Poets Really Care About Slams?
  9. An Artist Makes Words (Poems) From Wire
  10. Interview: Jorie Graham’s Poetry
  11. Wesley McNair’s 10 Tips for Breaking Lines in Free Verse
  12. A Bit of Fry and Laurie – “Prize Poem”
  13. Upcoming Events of Ivy Page
  14. The Writer’s Center Current Offerings
  15. Original William Stafford Poem Discovered
  16. Carl Sandburg at Chicago NATO Summit
  17. The Poetry and Translations of William Carlos Williams
  18. How Not to Take Rejection
  19. Vermont State Poet Laureate Sydney Lea’s Calendar
  20. ’Space Is My Mistress’ Writes Astronaut Poet
  21. Poetry Helping Alzheimer’s Patients, Families Cope
  22. How a Poem Happens – Stephen Dunn
  23. Spotlight: Typecast Publishing
  24. What I Look For In an Online Journal, Diane Lockward
  25. Appealing Online Journals, Diane Lockward
  26. Allan Wolf
  27. Great Poetry Links: typewriter poetry
  28. Poetry Quote – Jack Spicer
  29. Linebreak Poem
  30. American Life in Poetry Poem
  31. US Poets Laureate List
  32. Vermont Poet Laureates
  33. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  34. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  35. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  36. Contact Info for Editor/Publisher of VPN: Ron Lewis
  37. Vermont Literary Journals
  38. Vermont Literary Groups’ Anthologies
  39. Vermont Poetry Blogs
  40. State Poetry Society (PSOV)
  41. Year-Round Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  42. Other Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  43. Year-Round Poetry Writing Centers in Vermont
  44. Other Writing Groups in Vermont
  45. Poetry Event Calendar

1.) About the Vermont Poetry Newsletter Network

The Vermont Poetry Newsletter Network is made up of people of all backgrounds, ages and skills who appreciate the craft of poetry and want to promote it in the beautiful state of Vermont. The network consists of a free e-mail list, an eventual web site, workshops, open mics, poetry performances and other literary events. The network provides opportunities to meet local poets, talk about and enjoy poetry, and motivate and inspire yourself in whatever writing projects you are involved.

The mission of the Vermont Poetry Newsletter is to foster the poetry arts community in the Green Mountain State, home to more writers and poets per capita than any other state in the nation. Its goals are to serve as a resource for and about VT poets; to support the development of individual poets; and to encourage an audience for poetry in Vermont.

Dating from 2009, the Vermont Poetry Newsletters are being archived on a blog maintained by poet Patrick Gillespie at PoemShape.

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter • April 7 2012

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

April 7, 2012 (Previous issue: 01/28) –
In This Issue:

  1. About VPN
  2. Newsletter Editor/Publisher’s Note
  3. Writing Assignments/Suggestions/Exercises/Prompts
  4. Jerry Johnson/Jon Gailmor/Pete Sutherland CD
  5. Thinking Like An Editor: How to Order Your Poetry Manuscript
  6. FAQ’s re: Paperbacks
  7. Need to Create? Get a Constraint
  8. The Importance of Mind-Wandering
  9. Spoken Word Poetry Booms at Middlebury College
  10. Karin Gottshall: Visiting Lecturer in Eng. & Am. Studies
  11. The Adirondack Review
  12. The Triolet Verse Form
  13. Poem-A-Day Challenge
  14. Poetry FAQ
  15. I’m Comic Sans, A-Hole
  16. How To Read Poetry
  17. PoemCity Montpelier 2012
  18. Adrienne Rich, 1929-2012
  19. Vermont State Poet Laureate Sydney Lea’s Calendar
  20. AWP Conference 2012, Chicago
  21. Do Male Poets Have Crushes on Female Poets?
  22. Public Responsibilities of Known American Poets
  23. Poet, Editor, Mentor
  24. A Timeout: Bomono
  25. Literary Competition, League of Vermont Writers
  26. Burlington Poet, Sue D. Burton, Wins Prize
  27. The Otter Creek Poets April Poetry Series
  28. Poetry In The News
  29. Newburyport Literary Festival, MA
  30. More Broken Line
  31. Great Poetry Links: Toto Poetry
  32. Poetry Quote – Robert Frost
  33. Poetry Foundation’s Inaugural President Retires
  34. Copper Canyon Press Poem
  35. Linebreak Poem
  36. American Life in Poetry Poem
  37. US Poets Laureate List
  38. Vermont Poet Laureates
  39. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  40. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  41. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  42. All Past National Book Critics Circle Award Winners and Finalists
  43. Contact Info for Editor/Publisher of VPN: Ron Lewis
  44. Vermont Literary Journals
  45. Vermont Literary Groups’ Anthologies
  46. Vermont Poetry Blogs
  47. State Poetry Society (PSOV)
  48. Year-Round Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  49. Other Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  50. Year-Round Poetry Writing Centers in Vermont
  51. Other Writing Groups in Vermont
  52. Poetry Event Calendar

1.) About the Vermont Poetry Newsletter Network

The Vermont Poetry Newsletter Network is made up of people of all backgrounds, ages and skills who appreciate the craft of poetry and want to promote it in the beautiful state of Vermont. The network consists of a free e-mail list, an eventual web site, workshops, open mics, poetry performances and other literary events. The network provides opportunities to meet local poets, talk about and enjoy poetry, and motivate and inspire yourself in whatever writing projects you are involved.

The mission of the Vermont Poetry Newsletter is to foster the poetry arts community in the Green Mountain State, home to more writers and poets per capita than any other state in the nation. Its goals are to serve as a resource for and about VT poets; to support the development of individual poets; and to encourage an audience for poetry in Vermont.

Dating from 2009, the Vermont Poetry Newsletters are being archived on a blog maintained by poet Patrick Gillespie at PoemShape.

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter • January 28 2012

[The Vermont Poetry Newsletter is not issued by me but by Ron Lewis, by whose permission I post this. PLEASE NOTE: I have edited his newsletter so that links are provided rather than text. If I cannot find a link, I will either omit the relevant portion of the newsletter to avoid copyright violations, or I will provide an alternate link. Please contact Ron Lewis if you would like to receive his Newsletter in full. All images are linked.]

Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

January 28, 2012 (Previous issue: 11/19) –
In This Issue:

  1. About VPN
  2. Newsletter Editor/Publisher’s Note
  3. Writing Assignments/Suggestions/Exercises/Prompts
  4. Fry & Laurie – The Poem
  5. Vermont Writes Day 2.07.2012
  6. Young Writers Project 3rd Friday Poetry Slam & Open Mic
  7. YWP/Young Writers Project Workshops
  8. Nikky Finney’s Award Speech
  9. Bloodroot Reading
  10. Craft Tip From Diane Lockward
  11. Book — The Poetry Gymnasium: 94 Proven Exercises to Shape Your Best Verse
  12. Books Recommended by Valparaiso Poetry Review
  13. Programmers Make Time to Rhyme in Silicon Valley
  14. The Art of Elizabeth Bishop: Poetry in Paint
  15. Curbside Haiku
  16. Peter Reading Obituary
  17. Singer Jessica French, People of Walmart Lyrics
  18. Poet Frost’s Home Illegally Converted to Apartments
  19. Sonia Sanchez Becomes Philly’s First Poet Laureate
  20. Bukowski’s 1971 Letter Outlines Terms for Poetry Reading
  21. Burning Deck: Introducing an Appreciation
  22. A Poem A Day: Portable, Peaceful and Perfect
  23. Politics and Poetry: Do They Really Ever Meet in America?
  24. A Poetry Reading by Kay Boyle (Audio)
  25. A Poetry Reading by Clark Coolidge (Audio)
  26. What Rhymes With ‘Undead’? Some Poets Know
  27. Poetry Pairing: January
  28. Urban Beat for Poetry Festival
  29. Poetry Magazine Celebrates 100 Years
  30. 7 Recommendations by Ron Lewis: Books and Music
  31. Great Poetry Links: Wordle
  32. Poetry Quote – Robert Frost
  33. Poem: I’m Explaining a Few Things (Pablo Neruda)
  34. Copper Canyon Press Poem
  35. Linebreak Poem
  36. American Life in Poetry Poem
  37. US Poets Laureate List
  38. Vermont Poet Laureates
  39. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  40. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  41. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  42. Contact Info for Editor/Publisher of VPN: Ron Lewis
  43. Vermont Literary Journals
  44. Vermont Literary Groups’ Anthologies
  45. Vermont Poetry Blogs
  46. State Poetry Society (PSOV)
  47. Year-Round Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  48. Other Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  49. Year-Round Poetry Writing Centers in Vermont
  50. Other Writing Groups in Vermont
  51. Poetry Event Calendar


1.) About the Vermont Poetry Newsletter Network

The Vermont Poetry Newsletter Network is made up of people of all backgrounds, ages and skills who appreciate the craft of poetry and want to promote it in the beautiful state of Vermont. The network consists of a free e-mail list, an eventual web site, workshops, open mics, poetry performances and other literary events. The network provides opportunities to meet local poets, talk about and enjoy poetry, and motivate and inspire yourself in whatever writing projects you are involved.

The mission of the Vermont Poetry Newsletter is to foster the poetry arts community in the Green Mountain State, home to more writers and poets per capita than any other state in the nation. Its goals are to serve as a resource for and about VT poets; to support the development of individual poets; and to encourage an audience for poetry in Vermont.

Dating from 2009, the Vermont Poetry Newsletters are being archived on a blog maintained by poet Patrick Gillespie at PoemShape.

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter • November 19 2011

[The Vermont Poetry Newsletter is not issued by me but by Ron Lewis, by whose permission I post this. PLEASE NOTE: I have edited his newsletter so that links are provided rather than text. If I cannot find a link, I will either omit the relevant portion of the newsletter to avoid copyright violations, or I will provide an alternate link. Please contact Ron Lewis if you would like to receive his Newsletter in full. All images are linked.]

Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

November 19, 2011 (Previous issue: 09/20) –

In This Issue:
  1. About VPN
  2. Newsletter Editor/Publisher’s Note
  3. Writing Assignments/Suggestions/Exercises/Prompts
  4. 100 Thousand Poets for Change
  5. Poetz.com
  6. Poetry Editing by Wyn Cooper
  7. The Joy of Writing Conference
  8. Book of American Slang
  9. Vermont’s Literary Magazines
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Frost Poem
  11. Following Words Through a Labyrinth
  12. An Interview With Annie Finch
  13. Bellowing Ark Literary Journal
  14. Wallace Stegner Literary Weekend Canceled
  15. Lighght Verse, Poet Aram Saroyan
  16. American Poets Added to British Poetry Archive
  17. Humorous Children’s Poetry
  18. Guidelines for Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
  19. Walden Pond State Reservation
  20. Site Lets Writers Sell Digital Copies
  21. NYC’s Police Athletic League Poetry Contest
  22. The Roustabout, Clive James
  23. Poetry Contest Watchdog
  24. Jerry Johnson/Jon Gailmor/Pete Sutherland Collaboration CD
  25. The Prose-Poem Project
  26. e-poets.network/Book of Voices
  27. PennSound
  28. The Poetry of Herman Cain
  29. Everything Moves To Live
  30. Great Poetry Links: Noun Project
  31. Poetry Quote – Charles Baudelaire
  32. Linebreak Poem
  33. Copper Canyon Press Poem: Taha Muhammad Ali
  34. American Life in Poetry Poem
  35. US Poets Laureate List
  36. Vermont Poet Laureates – Updated!
  37. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  38. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  39. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  40. National Book Critics Circle
  41. Contact Info for Editor/Publisher of VPN: Ron Lewis
  42. Vermont Literary Journals
  43. Vermont Literary Groups’ Anthologies
  44. Vermont Poetry Blogs
  45. State Poetry Society (PSOV)
  46. Year-Round Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  47. Other Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  48. Year-Round Poetry Writing Centers in Vermont
  49. Other Writing Groups in Vermont
  50. Poetry Event Calendar

1.) About the Vermont Poetry Newsletter Network

The Vermont Poetry Newsletter Network is made up of people of all backgrounds, ages and skills who appreciate the craft of poetry and want to promote it in the beautiful state of Vermont. The network consists of a free e-mail list, an eventual web site, workshops, open mics, poetry performances and other literary events. The network provides opportunities to meet local poets, talk about and enjoy poetry, and motivate and inspire yourself in whatever writing projects you are involved.

The mission of the Vermont Poetry Newsletter is to foster the poetry arts community in the Green Mountain State, home to more writers and poets per capita than any other state in the nation. Its goals are to serve as a resource for and about VT poets; to support the development of individual poets; and to encourage an audience for poetry in Vermont.

Dating from 2009, the Vermont Poetry Newsletters are being archived on a blog maintained by poet Patrick Gillespie at PoemShape.

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter • September 20 2011

[The Vermont Poetry Newsletter is not issued by me but by Ron Lewis, by whose permission I post this. PLEASE NOTE: I have edited his newsletter so that links are provided rather than text. If I cannot find a link, I will either omit the relevant portion of the newsletter to avoid copyright violations, or I will provide an alternate link. Please contact Ron Lewis if you would like to receive his Newsletter in full. All images are linked.]

Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

September 20, 2011 (Previous issue: 07/20) –

In This Issue:

  1. About VPN
  2. Newsletter Editor/Publisher’s Note
  3. Writing Assignments/Suggestions/Exercises/Prompts
  4. Tracy K. Smith – Life on Mars
  5. Philip Levine
  6. Philip Levine Reading “Two Voices”
  7. Chamber Music & Slam!
  8. Young Writers Project’s 1st Slam of the School Year
  9. Vermont’s Literary Magazines
  10. Sydney Lea’s Official Appointment Ceremony
  11. Get to Know Your New State Poet Laureate: Sydney Lea
  12. Release Party for The Salon, Issue #4
  13. Write Action, Greater Brattleboro Area
  14. The Best of Write Action No. 2: Tenth Anniversary Anthology
  15. New USPS Stamps to Honor 10 Poets
  16. Global Poetics Tour
  17. About AWP: The Growth of Creative Writing Programs
  18. Yaddo: A Writer’s Retreat in NY
  19. Galway Kinnell’s Web Site
  20. Profile: Jon Turner
  21. The Warrior Writers Project
  22. Book Review: Double Shadow, by Carl Phillips
  23. Words Hurt The World, Poet Says
  24. Poet Wing Tek Lum and the Virtues of Unpleasantness
  25. Poetry Carved Into Yorkshire Moors
  26. National Book Critics Circle Award Winners
  27. Burlington Book Festival
  28. Brattleboro Literary Festival
  29. Become Your Own Yawn: Dial-a-Poem Poets
  30. Great Poetry Links: 100 Thousand Poets for Change
  31. Poetry Quote – Leonard Cohen
  32. Linebreak Poem
  33. American Life in Poetry Poem
  34. US Poets Laureate List
  35. Vermont Poet Laureates – Updated!
  36. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  37. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  38. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  39. Contact Info for Editor/Publisher of VPN: Ron Lewis
  40. Vermont Literary Journals
  41. Vermont Literary Groups’ Anthologies
  42. Vermont Poetry Blogs
  43. State Poetry Society (PSOV)
  44. Year-Round Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  45. Other Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  46. Year-Round Poetry Writing Centers in Vermont
  47. Other Writing Groups in Vermont
  48. Poetry Event Calendar

1.) About the Vermont Poetry Newsletter Network

The Vermont Poetry Newsletter Network is made up of people of all backgrounds, ages and skills who appreciate the craft of poetry and want to promote it in the beautiful state of Vermont. The network consists of a free e-mail list, an eventual web site, workshops, open mics, poetry performances and other literary events.  The network provides opportunities to meet local poets, talk about and enjoy poetry, and motivate and inspire yourself in whatever writing projects you are involved.

The mission of the Vermont Poetry Newsletter is to foster the poetry arts community in the Green Mountain State, home to more writers and poets per capita than any other state in the nation.  Its goals are to serve as a resource for and about VT poets; to support the development of individual poets; and to encourage an audience for poetry in Vermont.

Dating from 2009, the Vermont Poetry Newsletters are being archived on a blog maintained by poet Patrick Gillespie at PoemShape.

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