Vermont Poetry Newsletter • March 22 2011

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

March 22, 2011 (Previous issue: 01/26) –
In This Issue:

  1. About VPN
  2. Newsletter Editor’s Note
  3. Writing Assignments/Suggestions/Exercises/Prompts
  4. Call for Nominations for New Vermont Poet Laureate
  5. Photo of Donald Hall Receiving National Medal of the Arts
  6. World Poetry Day – March 21st
  7. Messege from UNESCO, Founders of World Poetry Day
  8. A Poet’s Impluvium
  9. The Mountainous State of American Poetry
  10. The 2011 Chapbook Festival
  11. Fashion Extremes: Celebrate Your Unique Style
  12. Akilah Oliver (1961-2011)
  13. James Franco Talks Poetry
  14. James Copeland of Ugly Duckling Press
  15. Interview With Sam Hamill on Translating Poetry
  16. The Poetry of Catastrophe
  17. Irish Poets Who Live Off the Island
  18. Public Library in Detroit
  19. Why We Hate Poetry Readings
  20. Chapbook Archive: Ugly Duckling Press
  21. Suheir Hammad: Poems of War, Peace . . .
  22. Clara Rose Thorton: Vice & Verses
  23. Federal Funding for the Cowboy Poets
  24. Book Review: The Age of Auden by Aidan Wasley
  25. Lawrence Matsuda (Japanese-American)
  26. The 10 Best American Poems
  27. Elizabeth Bishop Paintings
  29. Adrienne Rich on “Tonight No Poetry Will Serve”
  30. On Reviewing: David Orr
  31. Basic bard: Kooser’s accessible poetry maddens some
  32. In the Company of Amy Clampitt
  33. Book Review: Anthology of International Poetry
  34. Book Review: Carl Phillips latest
  35. Chase Twichell Wins $100,000
  36. Litany by David Budbill
  37. 31 Books in 31 Days: Clare Cavanagh
  38. Woodberry Poetry Room Collection @ Harvard
  39. Poetry Festival Teacher’s Guide
  40. Great Poetry Links: Badilisha Poetry Radio
  41. Poetry Quote – Richard Hugo
  42. Linebreak Poem
  43. American Life in Poetry Poems
  44. US Poets Laureate List
  45. Vermont Poet Laureates
  46. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  47. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  48. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  49. Contact Info for Editor of VPN: Ron Lewis
  50. Vermont Literary Journals
  51. Vermont Literary Groups’ Anthologies
  52. Vermont Poetry Blogs
  53. State Poetry Society (PSOV)
  54. Year-Round Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  55. Other Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  56. Year-Round Poetry Writing Centers in Vermont
  57. Other Writing Groups in Vermont
  58. 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