Vermont Poetry Newsletter • July 28 2011

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

July 27, 2011 (Previous issue: 05/22) –

In This Issue:

  1. About VPN
  2. Newsletter Editor/Publisher’s Note
  3. Writing Assignments/Suggestions/Exercises/Prompts
  4. Poets House Reading + Display of All the Poetry Books Published In the Last Year!!
  5. Bookstock in Woodstock
  6. All Ages Slam in Barre, July 29th
  7. BigTown Gallery Poetry Reading Series
  8. Support Your Vermont Lit Mags
  9. The Why’s of Joining Writing Groups
  10. From the Enchanted Tower to the World of Po-Biz
  11. NEPC – The New England Poetry Club
  12. WordTemple Poetry Series Audio Recordings
  13. Poetry Northwest Journal Revived
  14. University of California Press Suspends Poetry Series
  15. The History of English in Just 10 Minutes
  16. The Subversive Character of Prose Poetry, Part I
  17. The Subversive Character of Prose Poetry, Part II
  18. Why We Keep Rereading Donald Justice
  19. Nature Poetry at Audubon Zoo
  20. Poetry Society Lobbied by Red Wheelbarrow
  21. Walt Whitman@TweetsofGrass
  22. Expressing Loss, Anger Through ‘Slam’ Poetry
  23. The Milosz Road: From Origins to Global Fame
  24. New Book By David Budbill
  25. The Unforgiving Cinderblock
  26. Lightsey Darst, Poet and Dancer
  27. Letter From Poland: On Translating Poetry
  28. Sculpture of Exiled Poet Brodsky Graces U.S. Embassy
  29. Barzakh, New Literary Journal; Marilyn Hacker Interview
  30. Burlington Book Festival
  31. Brattleboro Literary Festival
  32. 2011 Lecture Series @ Vermont Studio Center
  33. Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference 2011
  34. Great Poetry Links: Onomatopoetic Words
  35. Poetry Quote – Robert Frost
  36. Linebreak Poem
  37. American Life in Poetry Poem
  38. US Poets Laureate List
  39. Vermont Poet Laureates
  40. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  41. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  42. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  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. This network consists of workshops, open mics, poetry performances and other literary events, providing 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 • May 22 2011

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Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

May 22, 2011 (Previous issue: 04/22) –

In This Issue:

  1. About VPN
  2. Newsletter Editor/Publisher’s Note
  3. Writing Assignments/Suggestions/Exercises/Prompts
  4. Vermont Poet Laureate Information
  5. Bookstock in Woodstock
  6. Bloodroot Author Reading
  7. Mother’s Day Poem
  8. Poetry Out Loud
  9. Project O, Miami
  10. Interview With Charles Simic
  11. Why Not Poetry?
  12. Ted Hughes Archive
  13. Interview with Nii Ayikwei Parkes
  14. Passing of Gonzalo Rojas, Chilean Poet
  15. Archie Loves Robert Frost
  16. Interview With Sam Hamill on Translating Poetry
  17. Interview with Jean Connor
  18. Passager: Giving Voice to The Unheard
  19. Call for Submissions to NewPages.com
  20. Independent Publishers & University Presses
  21. Blogs by Poets & Writers
  22. Poetic License Poetry Workshops
  23. Slam Dunk!  Marc Smith, Founder of the Slam Movement
  24. PoetryPoetry.com
  25. Brooks Books Haiku
  26. Haiku Books, Poemcards, Chapbooks, Mini-Chapbooks
  27. An Evening of Poetry at the Whitehouse
  28. EPC: Electronic Poetry Center @ University of Buffalo
  29. The American Haiku Archives Web Site
  30. Haiku Canada
  31. What’s In That Box?  10 Poetry Books for $10
  32. Time Being Books
  33. Interview With Michael Collier
  34. 2011 Lecture Series @ Vermont Studio Center
  35. Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference 2011
  36. Great Poetry Links: Write Rhymes
  37. Poetry Quote – Emily Dickinson
  38. Linebreak Poem
  39. American Life in Poetry Poems
  40. US Poets Laureate List
  41. Vermont Poet Laureates
  42. US Poet Laureates From Vermont
  43. New Hampshire Poet Laureates
  44. US Poet Laureates From New Hampshire
  45. Contact Info for Editor/Publisher of VPN: Ron Lewis
  46. Vermont Literary Journals
  47. Vermont Literary Groups’ Anthologies
  48. Vermont Poetry Blogs
  49. State Poetry Society (PSOV)
  50. Year-Round Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  51. Other Poetry Workshops in Vermont
  52. Year-Round Poetry Writing Centers in Vermont
  53. Other Writing Groups in Vermont
  54. Poetry Event Calendar

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 • 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
  28. JamesSJaffeRareBooks.com
  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

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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[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

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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