Calendar of Events

Check out our upcoming 2019 programming lineup!

click for more info Share Your Heart, Share The World – Techno/Identity and Resistance: On Poetry, Gender, and Interspecies

Workshop with Tina Escaja

In this 2-hour long workshop with UVM Professor Tina Escaja, you will experiment with cut-up techniques and “destructivist@” happenings. Attendees will be provided with Tina’s book, Caida libre/Free Fall and a pair of scissors from which you will be creating new poems. AMP Nights

In partnership with River Arts

Join Sundog Poetry Center at River Arts in Morrisville for AMP Nights – the fusion of Art, Music, and Poetry! March 7, April 5, and May 2.

Poetry Month Workshop with Mary Jane Dickerson

For close to 20 years, Mary Jane Dickerson, UVM Professor Emerita, has given a workshop for all those interested in reading and writing poetry at the Jericho (VT) Town Library. Held on the Mondays in April with a culminating reading at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library in Underhill, Mary Jane will be joined this year by Jericho Town Library Director, Lisa Buckton, to discuss, read, and write poetry with you. Cost of the workshop is a donation (amount of your choosing) to Sundog Poetry Center. Stay tuned to more information about this year’s series, coming. soon.

Vermont Poets and Their Craft Anthology

Once again, we are proud and pleased as punch to partner with Green Writers Press in the publication of our latest Sundog book. This anthology contains essays by 17 Vermont poets – including Chard deNiord, Sydney Lea, Major Jackson, Neil Shepard, Martha Zweig, Diana Whitney, Baron Wormser, and Mary Jane Dickerson – that discuss 17 different topics of poetic craft. Contained within is also a fine selection of poetry, which alone is worth reading. Join us this spring – date and place TBD – for a celebration of its publication.

Justice – And Poetry – For All

Next week! Join us on Friday, June 21, for our second annual Justice – And Poetry – For All event. This year we celebrate the poetry of New Americans with special guest Julia Alvarez and Fabiola Mujomba, Marges Anzali, Tenzin Waser, Migmar Tsering, Tina Escaja, Rajnii Eddins, Jess Wiens, Catherine Cadden, and Vera Escaja-Heiss. 6:00 – 8:00 pm at North End Studios, Studio A.  Free. Limited seating – registration required to reserve a seat by emailing Tamra at

Food and Poetry Retreat – Two Things the Mouth Loves

We are excited to bring you our second annual Food and Poetry Retreat with poet Neil Shepard and anthropologist Kate Riley, and once again held at spectacular Fielder Farm. Visit Food and Poetry for more information.

check out here Share Your Heart, Share the World! 2019

We are delighted to be in the midst of planning for our 4th annual Share Your Heart, Share the World! event which will take place at The Bishop Booth Center in Burlington, Vermont. This program brings together 8 leading Vermont poets, a special poet guest and over 50 high school students with their teachers for an all-day poetry intensive. To learn about our past Share Your Heart events, click here. 

other Our SIXTH Annual Retreat at Fielder Farm

November 8, 9, 10 2019. Our 2019 retreat is filled. If you’d like to be put on a waiting list, please contact Cat at

Turn It Up! Music in Poetry from Jazz to Hip-Hop

Partnering once again with Green Writers Press, we are proud to announce Turn It Up! Music in Poetry from Jazz to Hip-Hop by Burlington based poet Stephen Cramer. As Stephen explains, this “almost 400 page anthology is made up of 88 poets (the number of keys on a piano) and 175 poems, which are split up into three sections based on genre: jazz, blues and rock, and hip-hop. Although there have been a few collections of poetry about jazz or rock or hip-hop, none have crossed all the musical genres. Turn It Up! allows the reader to see the progression of poems about different styles of music, and how they may overlap, and how the diction and syntax and subject matter changes over time.” Coming spring 2020.

Conversations with Vermont Poets – now available as podcast or on cd.