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Vermont’s Poetry Community

I am so honored to have represented Sundog Poetry Center as a judge at last night’s Poetry Out Loud high school competition held at Vermont PBS in Colchester yesterday evening. Congratulations to the 10 finalists and the evening’s winner, Vera Escaja-Heiss, who will go on to represent Vermont at the national competition in April! Host […]

AMP Night!

Thank you for coming out on March 7 to hear Matt Neckers speak about his rocket sculptures, members of the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra play some lively tunes, and LN speak the truth through her poems. Stay tuned for the next AMP Night on FRIDAY, APRIL 5 at River Arts in Morrisville. See you there! Sculptor […]

Justice – and Poetry – For All: Celebrating African American Poetry

Sundog Poetry Center launched its new annual poetry event entitled Justice – And Poetry – For All last month at the Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, VT. The series aspires to raise the voices of those in marginalized populations through poetry, and will focus on different groups each year. This new series began with a […]

Sundog Poetry Center Launches Annual Poetry Celebration for Marginalized Voices 

Sundog Poetry Center is pleased to announce the launch of their annual poetry event entitled Justice – And Poetry – For All. The series aspires to raise the voices of those in marginalized populations through poetry, focusing on different groups each year. The first event will be held at Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, VT […]

AMP Nights 2018

It’s the third and final installment of our 2018 AMP Nights! It’s happening Thursday, May 24 from 6:00 – 8:00 (doors open at 5:30) at Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville – a night filled with magnificent Art, Music, and Poetry! $10 suggested donation at the door. Presented in partnership with River Arts and sponsored by […]

Share Your Heart!

We had an inspiring day at Bishop Booth Center last Thursday with feature poet Tim Seibles, Vermont poets LN Bethea, Stephen Cramer, Rajnii Eddins, Lizzy Fox, Geof Hewitt, Kerrin McCadden, and Neil Shepard, and teachers and students from BFA St. Albans, Rock Point School, Vergennes, and Montpelier High Schools. Thank you to Main St. Landing […]

Interview with Poet Cleopatra Mathis

Listen to our interview with Cleopatra Mathis here. She was the last in our series, Conversations with Vermont Poets, sponsored in part by the Vermont Humanities Council. Cleopatra discusses writers and poetry topics such as Slyvia Plath, Flannery O’Connor, the importance of holding tension in writing poetry, the relationship between syntax, line break, vocabulary, and the […]