Vermont Poetry Newsletter • January 29 2010

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

January 26, 2011 (Previous issue: 12/12)

In This Issue:

In This Issue:

  1. About VPN
  2. Newsletter Editor’s Note
  3. Writing Assignment/Suggestion/Exercise/Prompts
  4. Vermont Life Article: Galway Kinnell
  5. Lo-Tech Lit: The Salon
  6. Poetry in New Media Project: A Users’ Guide
  7. Kiboshing the Poetry in Motion Project for NY Subways
  8. Lists of American Literary Awards
  9. Art & Writing Retreat at Sea Island Indigo, NC
  10. The Formalist: Richard Wilbur
  11. Poetry Pairing
  12. Poetry & Literary Magazines, Reviews, Ezines
  13. The Painted Word Poetry Series
  14. Poem “The Young Fools” by Paul Verlaine
  15. NYC: The Poetry Brothel’s Top Spots for Poets
  16. Janine Pommy Vega, 1942-2011
  17. Scotland Stalls on New Poet Laureate
  18. Free Poetry!
  19. Recollections of the Battlefield, WWII
  20. Idrisi Community Lays Claim to Poet
  21. Crossing the Line: Poetry’s E-Book Horizons
  22. Poetry in a Painting Studio: Yardmeter Editions
  23. On WHERE To Read Poetry
  24. At the Heart of Communities
  25. Poetry Alive! Montpelier: Call for Submissions
  26. Bloodroot Deadline April 1st
  27. To Write a Book, Honor the Urge to Create
  28. To Write a Book, Rely on Literary Muse
  29. To Write a Book, Trust Heritage and Voice
  30. Fishouse Thank You
  31. Book Review: Mean Free Path, by Ben Lerner
  32. Great Poetry Links: Riding the Meridian
  33. Poetry Quote – Paul Valéry
  34. Linebreak Poem
  35. Copper Canyon Press 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 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 Around 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. 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. Continue reading

Vermont Poetry Newsletter · December 12 2010

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

December 12, 2010 (Previous issue: 10/29)

In This Issue:

  1. About VPN
  2. Newsletter Editor’s Note
  3. Writing Assignment/Suggestion/Exercise/Prompts
  4. Ilya Kaminsky: New Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute Director
  5. St. Vincent’s Hospital Closing-Home of Famous Births/Deaths
  6. ”Daffodils” by William Wordsworth
  7. The Adirondack Center for Writing
  8. Syllable Counter
  9. Poetry Pairing
  10. Mr. Obama, It’s Time for Some Poetry
  11. Poetry Podcasts
  12. Invitation to Vermont Poets – Leonard Gibbs Offer
  13. The Survival of the Small
  14. Dean Young Needs Our Help
  15. Is There a Lit Mag in This Class?
  16. (2 Replies)
  17. Letter to the Editor of The Poetry Foundation
  18. Note from David Budbill
  19. Minor Poets, Major Works (Plus a Reply)
  20. An Animated Poem by Agha Shahid Ali
  21. Breaking the Poetry Code
  22. Jerry Johnson, the Creek Road Poet
  23. Thanksgiving Poems
  24. Freaks Come Sit By Me (Elizabeth Bishop Translations)
  25. International Exchange for Poetic Invention
  26. Planning a trip to Manhattan in 2011?
  27. Book Review: Ten Thousand Lives, By Ko Un
  28. Great Poetry Links: Silliman’s Blog
  29. Poetry Quote – Robert Frost
  30. Failbetter Poem
  31. Linebreak Poem
  32. Copper Canyon Press Poem
  33. American Life in Poetry Poems
  34. US Poets Laureate List
  35. Vermont Poet Laureates
  36. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  37. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  38. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  39. Contact Info for 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 Work-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. 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. Continue reading

Vermont Poetry Newsletter · October 30 2010



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Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

October 29, 2010 (Previous issue: 09/18)

In This Issue:

  1. About VPN/How To Print
  2. Newsletter Editor’s Note
  3. Writing Assignment/Suggestion/Exercise/Prompt
  4. A Reading: Seven Champlain Valley Poets
  5. A Reading: Tim Mayo and April Ossmann
  6. Was Shakespeare Mary Sidney?
  7. The Joe Milford Poetry Show – Audio Archive
  8. Galway Kinnell NPR Interview
  9. Poetry Workshop Quote
  10. Invitation to Vermont Poets – Leonard Gibbs Offer
  11. Revision Strategies and Exercises
  12. Ralph Nading Hill Writing Contest (Nov 15 Deadline)
  13. Joni B. Cole/Julia Shipley Workshops
  14. New Open Mic Venue: The Block Gallery in Winooski
  15. New Facebook/Twitter Addresses for David Budbill
  16. Queen City Review: Fall Issue Now Available
  17. Ginsberg’s Howl to Franco’s Ginsberg
  18. Poetry Workshop With James Fowler (Bellows Falls)
  19. Poems for Peace: Building a Collection
  20. Virginia Quarterly Review Staffer Dies By Own Hand
  21. VQR Audit: No Bullying on Record
  22. Halloween Poems
  23. Letters From a Young Poet: Ted Berrigan
  24. Book Review: Vinland, By Jamie Ross
  25. A Dust-Up Over Reading Fees
  26. “Ashes to Ashes” Origin
  27. Collective Nouns/Venereal Terms
  28. Great Poetry Links: South African Poetry
  29. Poetry Quote – Ron Carlson
  30. Failbetter Poem
  31. Linebreak Poem
  32. American Life in Poetry Poems
  33. US Poets Laureate List
  34. Vermont Poet Laureates
  35. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  36. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  37. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  38. Contact Info for Publisher of VPN: Ron Lewis
  39. Vermont Literary Journals
  40. Vermont Literary Groups’ Anthologies
  41. Vermont Poetry Blogs
  42. State Poetry Society (PSOV)
  43. Year-Round Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  44. Other Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  45. Year-Round Poetry Writing Centers in Vermont
  46. Other Writing Groups in Vermont
  47. 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. 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 18 2010



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Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

September 18, 2010 (Previous issue: 07/14) – In This Issue:

  1. About VPN/How To Print
  2. Newsletter Editor’s Note
  3. A Note from PoemShape
  4. Writing Assignment/Suggestion/Exercise/Prompt
  5. Save Ink and Cash, Go Century Gothic!
  6. Poet Galway Kinnell
  7. 2010 Burlington Book Festival
  8. 2010 Brattleboro Literary Festival
  9. Middlebury Poetry Workshop, Gary Margolis
  10. Jeffrey M. Bernstein’s New Book: Interior Music
  11. Dinner with Norman Dubie
  12. Vermont Poem by Norman Dubie
  13. Poet Profile: Norman Dubie
  14. Poetry Workshop @ Village Square Booksellers
  15. Poetry as Anthropology
  16. Quibbles.org
  17. New Book by Geof Hewitt
  18. Book Review: The Best American Poetry 2010
  19. Book Review: Donald Hall’s next book, Interlude
  20. Poetry Citizenship and Reading Fees
  21. Crazyhorse Quick-Quote Contest Results
  22. Impressing the Prospective Boss (Memorize a poem!)
  23. Blank Verse Definition
  24. Ponderings: All Things Kerouac
  25. Poetry Quote – Percy Shelley
  26. Failbetter Poem
  27. Linebreak Poem
  28. Copper Canyon Press Poem
  29. American Life in Poetry Poems
  30. US Poets Laureate List
  31. Vermont Poet Laureates
  32. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  33. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  34. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  35. Contact Info for Publisher of VPN: Ron Lewis
  36. Vermont Literary Journals
  37. Vermont Literary Groups’ Anthologies
  38. Vermont Poetry Blogs
  39. State Poetry Society (PSOV)
  40. Year-Round Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  41. Other Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  42. Year Around Poetry Writing Centers 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. 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.

2.) Dear Friends of Poetry:

As you may be aware, the Vermont Poetry Newsletter & Poetry Event Calendar is now archived on Patrick Gillespie’s poetry blog Poemshape. This way, you can go back and find interesting items that I brought to your attention, long after they’ve been delivered to you the first time around. An index would also be helpful, so perhaps you might see that tool in a few years.

Well, Bread Loaf is over with and I’m already feeling the withdrawal of live poetry from my life. At least I have many additional poetry books in my library that I hope to read through by this time next year; I have more than enough books for my lifetime, but my fantasy with them is intense. I hope to someday establish a Vermont’s Poets House located in Brandon or Middlebury which will be an entrée into the ageless, borderless conversation that is poetry, so that everyone who has an interest can experience the breadth and diversity of poetry.

Ron Lewis
VPN Publisher
247-5913

3.) Dear Friends of PoemShape:

Yours truly,  Patrick Gillespie, author of PoemShape, will be giving a poetry reading (and discussing poetry) on the evening of September 28th, at Left Bank Books, Hanover, New Hampshire.


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Vermont Poetry Newsletter • August 17 2010

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

August 17, 2010 (Previous issue: 06/08) – In This Issue:

  1. About VPN/How To Print
  2. Newsletter Editor’s Note
  3. Writing Assignment/Suggestion/Exercise/Prompt
  4. Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Schedule of Events
  5. ”I Write Like” Writing Analyzer
  6. Lucia Perillo
  7. 2010 Burlington Book Festival
  8. 2010 Brattleboro Literary Festival
  9. Morrie Yohai, 90
  10. Middlebury Poetry Workshop, Gary Margolis
  11. Poetry Pairings
  12. The Bowery Poetry Club and Café
  13. Workshop Slamchops
  14. Jane Hirshfield Interview
  15. Quibbles.org
  16. New Book by Geof Hewitt
  17. Book Review: Rachel Hadas
  18. Book Review: Frederick Seidel, “ A Poet of Great Innocence”
  19. Lilliput Review Chapbooks
  20. 17 Literary Journals That Might Survive the Internet
  21. Ponderings: Comedic Poetry
  22. Poetry Quote – Anaïs Nin
  23. Failbetter Poem
  24. Linebreak Poem
  25. Copper Canyon Press Poem
  26. American Life in Poetry Poems
  27. US Poets Laureate List
  28. Vermont Poet Laureates
  29. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  30. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  31. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  32. Contact Info for Publisher of VPN: Ron Lewis
  33. Vermont Literary Journals
  34. Vermont Literary Groups’ Anthologies
  35. Vermont Poetry Blogs
  36. State Poetry Society (PSOV)
  37. Year-Round Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  38. Other Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  39. Year-Round Poetry Writing Centers in Vermont
  40. 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.  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.
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Vermont Poetry Newsletter • July 14 2010

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

July 14, 2010 (Previous issue: 06/08) – In This Issue:

  1. About VPN/How To Print
  2. Newsletter Editor’s Note
  3. Writing Assignment/Suggestion/Exercise/Prompt
  4. M.S. Merwin Selected as Next U.S. Poet Laureate
  5. M.S. Merwin
  6. 2 New Writing Workshops; April Ossmann & Joni Cole
  7. Poetry Book List for Vermont College of Fine Arts
  8. Poets @ Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference 2010
  9. 2010 Burlington Book Festival
  10. 2010 Brattleboro Literary Festival
  11. Tal Birdsey’s Writings for North Branch School
  12. The Salon: A New Lit Magazine
  13. Route Seven: A New Lit Magazine
  14. Does the Beat Go On? Beat Culture Survived the Beats
  15. Stanley Kunitz on PBS TV
  16. Quibbles.org
  17. New Book by Geof Hewitt
  18. Poetry in Astronomy
  19. Collecting the Relics of a Poetic Year
  20. Ponderings: Small Press Best Sellers List
  21. Poetry Quote – Leonard Cohen
  22. Failbetter Poem
  23. Linebreak Poem
  24. Copper Canyon Press Poem
  25. American Life in Poetry Poems
  26. US Poets Laureate List
  27. Vermont Poet Laureates
  28. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  29. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  30. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  31. Contact Info for Publisher of VPN: Ron Lewis
  32. Vermont Literary Journals
  33. Vermont Literary Groups’ Anthologies
  34. Vermont Poetry Blogs
  35. State Poetry Society (PSOV)
  36. Year-Round Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  37. Other Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  38. Year-Round Poetry Writing Centers in Vermont
  39. 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. 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. Continue reading

Vermont Poetry Newsletter • May 15 2010

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway in the Green Mountain State
May 12, 2010 (Previous issue: 04/20) – In This Issue:

  1. About VPN/How To Print
  2. Newsletter Editor’s Note
  3. Writing Assignment/Suggestion/Exercise/Prompt
  4. One in 8,700: Leonard Gibbs
  5. Hunter, Fargnoli & Mayo reading: RSVP!
  6. Burlington Poetry Journal: Mud Season Issue Available
  7. Angela Patten’s Writing Memoir Course
  8. Joni Cole’s Workshops
  9. April Ossmann’s Workshop
  10. Poetry Advice Column: How can you be a poet every day?
  11. Haijinx: The Quarterly is back!
  12. Haijinx: Do Metrics Matter? Notes on Renku.
  13. Haijinx: About John Carley
  14. Robert Hass: On Whitman’s ‘Song of Myself’
  15. Song of Myself by Walt Whitman
  16. In a Small Town, the Giants of Poetry for 20 Years
  17. Poetic Connections: Art as Aphrodisiac
  18. Metapoetry
  19. It’s Only Rhyming Quatrains, But I Like It
  20. Did You Know? Bread Loaf Poet Jennifer Grotz
  21. Ponderings: Greetings from Robert Frost
  22. Poetry Quote – Margaret Atwood
  23. Failbetter Poem
  24. Linebreak Poem
  25. Copper Canyon Press Poem
  26. American Life in Poetry Poems
  27. US Poets Laureate List
  28. Vermont Poet Laureates
  29. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  30. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  31. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  32. Contact Info for Publisher of VPN: Ron Lewis
  33. Vermont Literary Journals
  34. Vermont Literary Groups’ Anthologies
  35. Vermont Poetry Blogs
  36. State Poetry Society (PSOV)
  37. Year-Round Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  38. Other Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  39. Year-Round Poetry Writing Centers in Vermont
  40. Other Writing Groups in Vermont
  41. 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. 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.

2.) Dear Friends of Poetry:

Many of you are now receiving my email that alerts you to when a new Vermont Poetry Newsletter is ready for viewing, along with a fully updated Poetz.com calendar of events. This procedure seems to be working beautifully, and seems to have had an invigorating effect on Vermont’s poetry “scene” as well as for Patrick Gillespie’s poetry blog: https://poemshape.wordpress.com/.

Well, that was one great National Poetry Month! I did not go to nearly the number of readings that I had planned on, but I did go to some memorable ones, nonetheless. The greatest gift of poetry that I gave to myself over this month of madness was a go hear Donald Hall in the small setting of Arlington High School’s Mack Performance Arts Center. For those of you who still don’t believe that big things can happen in small venues, then this would have been an eye-opener for you. This tiny high school, with the leadership of Hank Barthel, an English teacher with foresight and determination, coupled with the school’s supportive Principal, Kerry Csizmesia, bringing the talents of big-name poets has become reality. From the first invitee, Robert Creeley, who read before a dozen people in the cafeteria, to Donald Hall, who packed a new performance center, Hank has brought 13 renowned poets to this setting in rural Vermont. Unfortunately, Hank is retiring in June, after 28 devoted years to the teaching of English literature. He will be sorely missed, but not forgotten, as Kerry made sure of that – he had a huge framed display erected in the hallway, just outside the doors of the performance center, that had photos of each of the 13 poets, plus that of Hank’s, along with brass plaques of their bio’s. From all of us who love poetry here in Vermont, thank you, Hank!

Ron Lewis
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247-5913

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter • April 20 2010

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter


Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway in the Green Mountain State
April 20, 2010 (Previous issue: 03/25) – In This Issue:

  1. About VPN/How To Print
  2. Newsletter Editor’s Note
  3. Writing Assignment/Suggestion/Exercise/Prompt
  4. Arab Idol: Veiled Woman Rises In TV Poetry Contest
  5. Montpelier Art Walk & Poetry Alive!
  6. Post Your Poetry
  7. Special Poetry Sale
  8. Between Ordinary and Ecstatic
  9. Gary Margolis New Book: Below the Falls
  10. Inkblot Complex Poetry Workshop
  11. League of Vermont Writers Spring Workshop
  12. PSOV Spring Luncheon
  13. Vermont Poets Daniel Lusk and Angela Patten
  14. League of VT Writers: David Weinstock Writing Workshop
  15. Statement For A Television Program – Denise Levertov
  16. Ed Carvalho’s Interview with Ron Slate
  17. Tehran Halts Travel by Poet
  18. Did You Know? Frost Place Conference on Teaching Poetry
  19. Ponderings: Poetry Posts
  20. Poetry Quote – Carl Sandburg
  21. Failbetter Poem
  22. Linebreak Poem
  23. Copper Canyon Press Poem
  24. American Life in Poetry Poems
  25. US Poets Laureate List
  26. Vermont Poet Laureates
  27. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  28. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  29. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  30. Contact Info for Publisher of VPN: Ron Lewis
  31. Vermont Literary Journals
  32. Vermont Literary Groups’ Anthologies
  33. Vermont Poetry Blogs
  34. State Poetry Society (PSOV)
  35. Year-Round Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  36. Other Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  37. Year-Round Poetry Writing Centers in Vermont
  38. Other Writing Groups in Vermont
  39. 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. 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.

2.) Dear Friends of Poetry:

It was nice to hear from several of you these past weeks on the new look to the Vermont Poetry Newsletter, since it’s now permanently a part of Patrick Gillespie’s poetry blog: https://poemshape.wordpress.com/.

I would encourage most of you to get out there and take in some of the poetry readings this month. As you can see on the Poetry Event Calendar (at the bottom of the Vermont Poetry Calendar), there is a wealth of readings in these green hills. As a note, you will find the identical information about these readings on another poetry calendar: Poetz.com. I am the Curator of that site, and it’s an easy way to see what’s going on, what’s coming up, and what you might have missed!

I could have placed additional interesting information in this newsletter for you, but with all the events, I didn’t want to delay any longer for fear of you missing out on something of interest. So here you are!

Have a great National Poetry Month.

Ron Lewis
VPN Publisher
247-5913

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter • February 18 2010

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway in the Green Mountain State

February 17, 2010 – In This Issue:

  1. About VPN/How To Print
  2. Newsletter Editor’s Note
  3. Writing Assignment/Suggestion/Exercise/Prompt
  4. Queen City Review
  5. Social Band – A Call For Song Lyrics
  6. The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
  7. Don’t Get Me Wrong, Criticism by Patrick Gillespie
  8. NH Poet Laureate Walter E. Butts
  9. VT Poet Wins VT Senior Poet Laureate Award
  10. 2010 Senior Poet’s Laureate Poetry Competition
  11. Galway Kinnell – Complete Bio
  12. Brighten The Barn – PSOV Anthology
  13. 2009 NH Writer’s Handbook
  14. New Willie Mays Book
  15. Palindrome
  16. Recommended Readings in Rhetoric
  17. Lucille Clifton Dies at Age 73 (5 articles)
  18. Sidewalk Verse in St. Paul
  19. Book Reviews (2) – Tony Hoagland
  20. Digital Muse for Beat Poet (Gary Snyder)
  21. Movie Review: A Room and a Half (Joseph Brodsky)
  22. Brautigan’s Surreal Story: ‘Trout Fishing in America’
  23. Poem of the Week: 26th Winter by John Dofflemyer
  24. Poet Alum Gives Back to Middlebury
  25. Matthew Dickman, Michael Dickman??
  26. Block Island Poetry Project
  27. Did You Know? What Are Poetry Chapbooks?
  28. Ponderings: “P.O.E.M. — The Professional Organization of English Majors”
  29. Poetry Quote – Paul Engle
  30. Failbetter Poem
  31. Linebreak Poem
  32. Copper Canyon Press Poem
  33. American Life in Poetry Poems
  34. US Poets Laureate List
  35. Vermont Poet Laureates
  36. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  37. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  38. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  39. Contact Info for 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

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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.  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.

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The Vermont Poetry Newsletter • December 2 2009

[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.]

Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway in the Green Mountain State

December 2, 2009 – In This Issue:

  1. About VPN/How To Print
  2. Newsletter Editor’s Note
  3. Writing Assignments/Suggestions/Exercises/Prompts
  4. Kingdom Books Poetry Room Closing Dec 10th
  5. Two Heads: New Book by David Parkinson/Judith Dow Moore
  6. NH Writer’s Project Poetry Event Calendar
  7. The Mountain Review Literary Magazine
  8. The Pleasures of Translation & Writing Off The Bible: Misrashic Poetry
  9. The Politics of Poetry
  10. Brighten the Barn – PSOV Anthology
  11. 2009 NH Writer’s Handbook
  12. Interview with Poet Kevin Pilkington
  13. Stanley Kunitz on The Poet’s Relationship to the Poem
  14. Anne Sexton 10-Minute Video
  15. On Revision
  16. Poet Craig Arnold Passing
  17. Robert Frost Farm Fund
  18. Lost Poetry Quotations Web Site
  19. 2009-10 Poetry Out Loud Registered Schools To-Date
  20. The Recession Confession of a Poetry Shopaholic
  21. Bloodroot Literary Magazine Winners
  22. Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County 350 Syllables Project
  23. Did You Know? Poetry Foundation Has Launched an Online Poetry Learning Lab
  24. Ponderings – $10,000 Poetry Film Prize
  25. Poetry Quote – Christian Wiman
  26. US Poets Laureate List
  27. Failbetter Poem
  28. Linebreak Poem
  29. Copper Canyon Press Poem
  30. American Life in Poetry Poems
  31. League of Vermont Writers
  32. Vermont Poet Laureates
  33. Contact Info for Publisher of VPN: Ron Lewis
  34. Vermont Literary Journals
  35. State Poetry Society (PSOV)
  36. Year-Round Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  37. Other Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  38. Year-Round Poetry Writing Centers in Vermont
  39. 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.  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.


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