Sydney Lea at The Three Bean Café

Poet Laureatte Sydney Lea
Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea will again recite his work at the Three Bean Café during April’s PoemTown in Randolph. (Herald / Tim Calabro)

PoemTown Randolph welcomes the return of past Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea on Thursday April 6 as part of PoemTown’s 2017 Dinner with a Poet series.

2017 Dinner with a Poet Series

Sydney Lea – Thursday April 6 at The Three Bean Café

Baron Wormser – Monday April 17 at The Black Krim Tavern

Megan Buchanan, Verandah Porche and Diana Whitney – Tuesday April 25 at Saap

Please refer to the comprehensive listing of 2017 PoemTown Randolph events for further details about these readings.

2017 Call for Submissions


UPDATE: The deadline for submissions has passed. Thanks, everyone, for all of your great poems!


PoemTown Randolph invites Vermont poets of all ages to submit original poems for its 4th annual celebration. Chosen poems will be displayed on local business storefronts in celebration of National Poetry Month in April.

Please submit no more than three poems, each of them 24 lines or less. Poems can be typed or handwritten. The deadline for submissions is February 10th. All submissions will be judged that weekend, so meeting the 2/10 deadline is critical. Submissions may either be mailed to Janet Watton, 1387 Davis Road, Randolph Center, 05061 or physically dropped off at Marjorie Ryerson’s house at 36 Randolph Avenue, Randolph, 05060 in a marked box on her front porch, specifically designated for this purpose.

For the purposes of blind judging, the poet’s name, city/town of residence, email address, and phone number must be entered on the reverse side of the submitted poem page, not on the front of the poem.

In addition to displayed poems, PoemTown will offer poetry workshops and public readings. Programming is free and open to the public. This year’s events are supported in part by a grant from the Vermont Humanities Council.