2018 PoemTown Events

Monday April 9 — Dinner with Two Poets — Major Jackson and his wife Didi Jackson will read from their work at the Black Krim Tavern, 21 Merchants Row. Dinner at 6 PM will be followed by a reading at 7:00.  Dinner reservations are required and can be made by calling the Tavern at 802-728-6776.

Wednesday April 11, 7 PM — Open Mic Poetry Night — Poets of all ages and abilities are encouraged to bring original poetry to share. Kimball Public Library lower level, 67 North Main Street. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday April 18, 7 PM — Poetry reading featuring poets Danny Dover, Geza Tatrallyay, Peggy Whiteneck and Ina Anderson, Kimball Public Library lower level, 67 North Main Street.

Thursday April 26, 7 PM — Farmer Poets in the Sugarhouse — Taylor Katz of Free Verse Farm, Toby Bashaw, and other local farmers whose lives are enriched by poetry will read original work at Silloway Maple, 1303 Boudro Road, Randolph Center. Sweet treats and farm products will be for sale.

Ongoing throughout the month of April — A walking tour of more than 100 poems displayed in downtown storefronts and organizations.

2018 Poets

Ina Anderson grew up in Cumbria, England. She has now lived in Sharon, Vermont, for many years. Her poems have appeared in several publications, including the anthology Perhaps It Was the Pie. Her first poetry collection, Journey Into Space, was published by Antrim House in 2017. She runs a poetry radio show, Wordstream, on Royalton Community Radio, and leads poetry workshops at Seven Stars Arts Center in Sharon.

Danny Dover’s poems have appeared in various journals including Oberon, Himalayan Journal, Blueline, and Bloodroot. He was a 2013 Pushcart nominee.  Danny’s first full-length book of poetry, Tasting Precious Metal (Antrim House Books), was published in 2014 and a chapbook, Kindness Soup, Thankful Tea, came out in 2006. Danny is a retired Dartmouth College piano technician. Suspecting that his social studies teacher never read term papers, Danny once handed in the same paper twice and received a higher grade the second time.

Didi Jackson — Didi Jackson’s poems have appeared in The New YorkerPloughshares, The Common, and Water~Stone Review among other publications. Her manuscript, Almost Animal, (now Killing Jar) was a finalist for the Alice James Book Award, the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize by Persea Books, and the Autumn House Press first book award. Didi’s first collection of poems, Killing Jar,is forthcoming from Red Hen Press.  Her chapbook, Slag and Fortune, was published by Floating Wolf Quarterly (2013).  Currently, she teaches Poetry and the Visual Arts, 20th c. Poetry of War and Witness, and Creative Writing at the University of Vermont and serves as the poetry editor for Green Mountains Review. 

Photo by Erin Patrice O’Brien

Major Jackson is the author of four collections of poetry including Roll Deep which won the 2016 Vermont Book Award. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, among other honors. He is the University Distinguished Professor at the University of Vermont and serves as Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review.

Taylor Mardis Katz is a poet and a poet for hire. Her poems have appeared in print and online journals, on the radio, and in various other ephemera. Armed with a MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University, she writes poems for herself and others from the comfort of her own Chelsea, VT homestead, as well as at local hootenannies. With her husband, she runs Free Verse Farm & Apothecary, a small herb farm specializing in farm-grown herbal products.

 

Geza Tatrallyay — Born in Budapest, Geza escaped with his family in 1956 during the Hungarian Revolution, immigrating to Canada. He graduated with a BA from Harvard in 1972, and, as a Rhodes Scholar, obtained a BA/MA from Oxford in 1974, completing his studies with a MSc from London School of Economics in 1975. Geza’s professional experience has included stints in government, international finance and environmental entrepreneurship. He is the author of several thrillers and memoirs, as well as two published collections of poetry (CELLO’S TEARS and SIGHS AND MURMURS) and is currently working on a third (EXTINCTION). He currently divides his time between Vermont and San Francisco.

 

Peggy Rose Whiteneck has been writing poetry for most of her life. Over the years, her work has appeared in a few national journals that are dedicated to disciplines ranging from the literary arts to theology. She is the author of the poetry collection From These Earthly Parts (Old Line Publishing/Maple Creek Media, 2010).

2018 Poem Locations

Randolph Village Laundromat75 North Main Street
Pamela Ahlen — Random Act
Corinne Davis — First Snow
Chandler Music Hall 71-73 North Main Street
Ina Anderson — Concert
Elizabeth Michael — The Pianist
Kimball Public Library67 North Main Street
Janet Hayward Burnham — A Poetry Lesson
Ann Cooper — Unbidden
Kathryn Dodge — The Writer By the Water
Elissa K. Doering — A Few Thoughts for David
Michael J. Farrand — Laureate of Your Heart
Debby Franzoni — Perhaps it was Mary Oliver
Phillip Mulligan — Brownian Motion (pedesis)
Randolph House65 North Main Street
Eileen Dolan — yes – it rains in June
Caroline Sergeant — Space Ship Challenger
Super Suds Laundromat10 Pleasant Street
Amy Belding Brown — Spring Cleaning
Three Bean Café22 Pleasant Street
Steve Augustus — After Sam Hamill Came to It
Anne Bower — Braiding
Amy Belding Brown — Apologia
The Herald30 Pleasant Street
Pamela Harrison — Love’s Gazetteer
Craig Line — particle physics
Samn Stockwell — Goat
First Light Studios34 Pleasant Street
Anne Bergeron — After the Ice Storm
Janet Hayward Burnham — Soft Light Appearing
Julie Longstreth — Void
Vermont Computing Cooperative 23 Merchants Row
Laura Foley — Fractalization
The Black Krim Tavern 21 Merchants Row
Jack Rossi — The Tempest
Sidewalk Florist19 Merchants Row
Anne Bower — Hands
Becky McMeekin — Flowers by the Sea
Fenix Fine Foods20 Merchants Row
Charleigh Robillard — Winter Musing
Janet Watton — Carpe Diem
Flats Tatooing of Vermont18 Merchants Row
Elaine Pauley — Aboriginal Connections
Fisher Auto Parts10 Merchants Row
Ann Cooper — Crows’ Nest
Wilma Ann Johnson — mountain tunnel
Joan Mathews — A Random Thought While Driving
Jack Rossi — A Minor Distraction
One Main Tap & Grill2 Merchants Row
Amy Belding Brown — Psalm for November
Judy Crocker — Farm Stand Route 15 Jericho
Hatsy McGraw — Preparing for Winter
Andrea Rogers — The Sum of Summer
Clara Martin Center11 North Main Street
Genevieve Bronk — A Poem for My Teenage Daughter
Belmains14 North Main Street
Melanie J. Adams — Pemaquid
Pamela Ahlen — It happens every year
Beverly Breen — Below Zero in Sunshine
Danny Dover — Good
Laura Foley — Corked
Marjorie Ryerson — Wal-Mart Shoppers
Jim Schley — Time Being
Lake Sunapee Bank 21 North Main Street
Genevieve Bronk — Radiation
Roger Dodge — Still Watching
David Stauffer — Mercy
Barbara Stearns — Flight to Safety
Samn Stockwell — Marshfield Dam
Nancy Vandenburgh — To Have and To Hold
Ken’s Barbershop33 North Main Street
Steve Augustus — Ways In
The Frankenburg Agency35 North Main Street
Gina Logan — Because
Bethany Church Office29 North Main Street
Chard deNiord — Grief is the River with a Foreign Name
Becky McMeekin — Parable of Loss
Mark 1:4-8 — Lava Mueller
DuBois & King28 North Main Street
Janet Hayward Burnham — January Thaw
Barbara Stearns — Summer Time When Nine
Station Break26 North Main Street
Abbie Holden — The Incredible Confidence of Becoming a Redhead
Blue Moon6 North Main Street
Debra Chadwick — The Blue Dragonfly
Bonnie Fallon — Frosty Filigree
Brooke Herter James — Sun Dog, Wolf Moon
Elizabeth Michael — Blue Bucket (Haiti)
Samn Stockwell — Minor Carta
Northfield Savings Bank2 North Main Street
Lukina Andreyev — Advice From The Month Of September
Debra Chadwick — Making a Splash
Danny Dover — Geese
Brooke Herter James — First Snow
Tom Martin — Ms. Agnes
East Garden – 3 Salisbury Street
Andrea Rogers — Persistence
Wilson Tire – 5 Salisbury Street
Jack Mayer —Searching for My Dead Mother’s Car
Randolph Municipal Building7 Summer Street
Nancy Hewitt — Nevertheless, she persisted
Jack Mayer — Thank you, Vice-Admiral Vasili Arkhipov (1926 – 1998)
Elaine Pauley — Civil Disobedience
Randolph Coal & Oil8 Salisbury Street
Verandah Porche — Say When
Geza Tatrallyay — Saturn (hommage à Cassini)
Randolph Police Station6 Salisbury Street
Joyce Borthwick-Leslie — Waiting
Bob’s M&M Beverage4 Salisbury Street
Janet E. Green — A Suicide
Blooming Treasures3 Salisbury Street
Debby Franzoni — Re-Rooting
Julie Cadwallader Staub — Letting Go
StagecoachDepot Square
James Barrett — Frost Moment
Randolph Village Pizza1 South Main Street
John Coulter — Winter Storm
NAPA / Randolph Auto Supply3 South Main Street
Judy Crocker — Accident
Marian Leavitt Levasseur — I Would Like …
Stephen Morris — Iconic Pneumonic
George Murphy — Safety, Grief & Gray (3 poems)
Andrea Rogers — To Become Whole
Heritage Real Estate 10 South Main Street
Peggy Rose Whiteneck — Taylor at Four
The Playhouse11 South Main Street
Peggy Rose Whiteneck — Across the Border
Beacon Printing 18 South Main Street
Julie Cadwallader Staub — Winter Sacrament
Verandah Porche — So Gay You Spring
Curves – 12½ South Main Street
Marjorie Ryerson — The Body Politic
Al’s Pizza12 South Main Street
Judith Hishikawa — Freezing Night
Michelle Holder — Dusk
Sandra Maccarrone — Different
Sharon Moulton — Windowsill
Former Verizon Building
corner of Main Street and Merchants Row
Debby Franzoni — The Trickster
Craig Line — Radiation Oncology
Jack Mayer — Grandmother’s Blessing
David Stauffer — Recapture
Janet Watton — Without Us
Randolph Regional Veterinary Hospital86 Dylan Drive
Caitlin Frauton — Tracks (for Joyce)
Nancy Hewitt — I didn’t know that sunlight had a scent
Susan Shea — My Morning Routine
Peggy Rose Whiteneck — There’s Just No Crating a Cat
104 poems