About Us

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What We Do:

Our mission at Sundog Poetry Center is to promote poetry for the enrichment of our cultural lives: to support Vermont poets in their development through workshops, readings, and publication; and to cultivate in Vermont audiences of all ages a love and appreciation of this art through a variety of poetry programming. We celebrate the power, playfulness, and musicality of poetry, giving voice to what is often left unspoken and connecting the outer world with our inner lives.


Who We Are:

We are a non-profit organization that is funded through our programs and through the generosity of individuals, businesses, and organizations. With the assistance of community-minded individuals like you, we will be able to continue serving Vermonters.

Our board of directors is committed to the importance and power of poetry, and our donors are an important part of our organization.

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Where We Are:

Sundog Poetry Center is headquartered in beautiful north-central Vermont, although our events are held in various venues across the state, which have included independent bookstores, Shelburne Farms, Burlington’s ECHO, Bryan Memorial Art Gallery and Visions of Vermont Art Gallery in Jeffersonville, Jericho Center Library, and even in poets’ homes. Our retreats are held at Fielder Farm at the base of Camel’s Hump in Huntington, a short drive from Burlington and Vermont’s major airport.


Why Sundog?

Read the story behind our name and logo.

Learn More Here on Vermont PBS!