Vermont Poetry Newsletter • Sept 14 2014

[The Vermont Poetry Newsletter is not produced 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. Please contact Ron Lewis if you would like to receive his Newsletter in full, have questions concerning its content, or if you have revisions or corrections.]


Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

September 14, 2014 (Previous issue: 09/10/13) –
In This Issue:

  1. About VPN
  2. Newsletter Editor/Publisher’s Note
  3. Writing Assignments/Suggestions/Exercises/Prompts
  4. Jody Gladding’s new book, Translations from Bark Beetle
  5. New U.S. Poet Laureate, Charles Wright
  6. Library Book Sales, State-wide
  7. A Sampler of Local Verse to Read Far From Home – 4 New Books of Poetry by Vermont Poets
  8. Green Mountain Poets House, Call for Poetry Books
  9. Lampshade Poetry, White River Junction
  10. Renegade Writer’s Collective Shut Down
  11. Karin Gottshall Promoted
  12. Burlington Book Festival
  13. Brattleboro Literary Festival
  14. Chickadee Chaps & Broads Broadside Winner, David Dillon
  15. Chickadee Chaps & Broads Announces New Contest
  16. Write The Book Burlington Radio Show
  17. Jerry Johnson’s New Book, Up the Creek Without a Saddle
  18. Jerry Johnson’s New Book, Noah’s Song
  19. Dodge Poetry Festival
  20. ”The Poet and the Poem” Audio Podcasts
  21. Middlebury Campus Newspaper, Poetry Archives
  22. Alan Tarica Explores the Sonnets of William Shakespeare
  23. Vermont State Poet Laureate Sydney Lea’s 2014 Calendar
  24. Great Poetry Links: Write the Book
  25. Angela Palm’s New Book, Please Do Not Remove
  26. Poetry Quote – Ruth Stone
  27. Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
  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 • Sept 10 2013

[The Vermont Poetry Newsletter is not produced 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. Please contact Ron Lewis if you would like to receive his Newsletter in full, have questions concerning its content, or if you have revisions or corrections.]


Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

September 10, 2013 (Previous issue: April 20, 2013) –
In This Issue:

  1. About VPN
  2. Newsletter Editor/Publisher’s Note
  3. Writing Assignments/Suggestions/Exercises/Prompts
  4. Compass Music & Arts Center
  5. Writer’s Center of WRJ: Simply Time for Poetry
  6. Library Book Sales
  7. Seamus Heaney Passes Away
  8. Green Mountain Poets House
  9. Ruth Stone Trust/Foundation
  10. Poetz.com Discontinued
  11. New Books From Angela Patten & Daniel Lusk
  12. Burlington Book Festival
  13. Brattleboro Literary Festival
  14. Bread Loaf on iTunes U
  15. Poetry Magazine’s July/August Issue Stats
  16. John Hollander Passes Away
  17. The Magic of Touching the Text
  18. Man Returns Frost’s Bust 26 Years Later
  19. Guardians of Historical Memories
  20. Against Conceptualism, Calvin Bedient
  21. Towards a Conceptual Lyric, Marjorie Perloff
  22. PoetryZoo.com
  23. Vermont State Poet Laureate Sydney Lea’s 2013 Calendar
  24. Great Poetry Links: Afghan Women’s Writing Project
  25. Northeastern University Showcases Typewriter Exhibition
  26. Poetry Quote – Seamus Heaney
  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 • April 20 2013

[The Vermont Poetry Newsletter is not produced 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. Please contact Ron Lewis if you would like to receive his Newsletter in full, have questions concerning its content, or if you have revisions or corrections.]


Vermont Poetry Newsletter

Your Poetry & Spoken Word Gateway
In The Green Mountain State

April 20, 2013 (Previous issue: January 10, 2013) –
In This Issue:

  1. About VPN
  2. Newsletter Editor/Publisher’s Note
  3. Writing Assignments/Suggestions/Exercises/Prompts
  4. Jerry Johnson, Up the Creek Without a Saddle
  5. First Annual PSOV Poetry Reading, with Daniel Lusk
  6. Richard Blanco coming to Vermont
  7. Healing Art & Writing Courses at Hope Lodge
  8. Poetic History of Shakespeare’s Sonnets
  9. UVM Painted Word Poetry Series
  10. PoemCity 2013
  11. Ralph Culver Awarded Chapbook Prize
  12. Al-Mutanabbi Street, Site of Iraq’s Literary Community
  13. Daniel Hoffman, U.S. Poet Laureate, 1923-2013
  14. 7th-Grader Writes Unusual Spelling Bee Poem
  15. Charles Wright Interview
  16. Allen Ginsberg’s LSD Poem Up For Bid
  17. Diane Swan – The Other Wish
  18. Get Your Poem On!
  19. Stephen Dunn, The (Not-So) Accidental Poet
  20. William Faulkner Poetry Book on the Auction Block
  21. Poet’s Kinship With the President, Richard Blanco
  22. Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, 2013 Faculty & Guests
  23. New VT Lit Journal: The Cause Arts Quarterly
  24. Navajos Confront Life’s End With Poem
  25. Vermont State Poet Laureate Sydney Lea’s 2013 Calendar
  26. How Does a Poem Mean?
  27. Simon Armitage – Walking Home: A Poet’s Journey
  28. D.H. Lawrence, Uncensored
  29. Insomnia and the Poet
  30. Ted Kooser and His Valentines: Be Mine, Mine, Mine
  31. At the Last Minute, Remembering Grace Paley, the Poet
  32. Massachusetts Poetry Festival
  33. New England Poetry Club
  34. Full Circle Festival, Burlington, April 2014
  35. Great Poetry Links: Boloji
  36. Poetry Quote – Anne Sexton
  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: By Correspondence
  52. Other Writing Groups in Vermont
  53. 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. Continue reading