Poem Placement Guide 2022

RANDOLPH VILLAGE LAUNDROMAT

A Bitter New Litter – Charlie Farrell
Ode to the Nude Study – Nancy Hewitt

CHANDLER

Last Pew on the Left – Timothy Eberhardt
Apple Tree – N.G. Haiduck

KIMBALL LIBRARY  

Poet in Covid – Ina Anderson
Dawning – Debby Franzoni

RANDOLPH HOUSE

Senior Citizens – Clifford Giffin
Clearing the Way – Barbara Stearns

SUPER SUDS

Wedding Barn in Winter – Becky McMeekin
Centrifuging Grief – Kim Ward
Wren – Micki Colbeck

THE HERALD

Spring Poem in Lieu of fascism circa pick a year – Christina Strong
Memory – N.G. Haiduck
Ghazal – Leanne Hoppe

RED DOOR

Little Red Squirrel – Corinne Davis
Treasuring – Beverly Breen

KIDSPLAY

No Horns – Neil Lamson
If You Are Not Careful – Debby Franzoni

TRILLIUM BUILDING 

Jammin’ – Jon Kaplan
Hairy Legs – Jeff Bernstein

VERMONT COMPUTING

Virtually – Jon Kaplan
Glimpses – Thelma Thompson

WIT AND GRIT

It’s Time – Don Herzberg

TACOCAT CANTINA

If you Look the Right Way – Andrea Rogers

SIDEWALK FLORIST 

Seasoned – Sarah Dickenson Snyder
Rose Tanka – Wilma Ann Johnson

BLACK MEADOW GALLERY

The Job of the Artist – Peggy Brightman

FISHER AUTO PARTS

At Summer’s End a Brook Flows – Laurie Rosen
The Keepers – Joyce Thomas
Midnight New Year’s Day – Gina Logan
When Dogs Won’t Come – Micki Colbeck
Wild Canaries – Judy Crocker
Consider the Rogues – Linette Mermager
Leaving to Stay – Sarah Dickenson Snyder

ONE MAIN TAP AND GRILL

at solstice’s door – C. Westminster
Bless Esso – Phil Montenegro
apology – Nancy Hewitt
HenhouseRide – Neil Lamson

KUYAS SANDWICHES + KITCHEN

Cage Free – Ina Anderson

BELMAINS

The Bell – Cynthia Liepmann
The Painting is a Fake – Beverly Breen
Crooked Gravity – Danny Dover
Flying (a triplet of haiku) – Jon Kaplan
Some Place Else – Sarah Dickenson Snyder
Room – Phil Montenegro
Making Ready for August – Jeff Bernstein
Calling – Julie Cadwallader Staub

BAR HARBOR BANK AND TRUST  

Hope Chest – Joyce Thomas
Chain – Danny Dover
Addison County Fair – Julie Cadwallader Staub
Spring – Jack Rossi
American Sonnet 15 – Steven Augustus
Tolerance – Peggy Rose Whiteneck
Winter Torpor – Linette Wermager
Berries – Mark Helijas

KEN’S BARBERSHOP

2 jan 2022 – Heather S.J. Steliga

FRANKENBURG AGENCY

contemporary tanka – Wilma Ann Johnson

​GEAR HOUSE   

Snow Falls in November – JC Wayne                   

DUBOIS & KING 

Snowsteps – Janet Watton
August Sunset, East of Belmont – Steven Haywood Yaskell
Ancient Road – Danny Dover
To Otto Kucera – Peter Thompson

MOON ON MAIN

my brown dirt road – Pamela Ahlen

NORTHFIELD SAVINGS BANK

Life – Tilly M. DalPra
The Naming – Phil Montenegro
The Metaphysics of Bird Feeders – Gina Logan
Last * Patience * Reflecting – George Murphy
Cherry Collection – Darcie Tredwell

WILSON TIRE

Driving in Vermont – N.G. Haiduck

RANDOLPH COAL & OIL

Hopium – Gus Speth
Cold at Night – Don Herzberg

RANDOLPH POLICE STATION

unDer InflUence – Hugo Liepmann
Going Crazy – Gus Speth

BOB’S M&M BEVERAGE

Apologies – Jack Rossi

CHEF’S MARKET

Tomato – Sandy Maccarrone
Does Food Look Better in Color than B&W? Please Discuss – Christina Strong

TRI-VALLEY TRANSIT

February Breezes – Emerson Gale

NAPA AUTO PARTS

Ode to Crabgrass – Ann Bower
Sadie Parts the Chickens – Betsy Unger
I Think She’s Hiding Something – Mark Helijas
Mother’s Revenge – Mark Helijas
American Sonnet 13 – Steve n Augustus
The Weight of Winter – Linette Wermager

THE PLAYHOUSE

On the Fells in Rain –  Walt Garner
Pandemic Holiday – Joan Mathews
Luminescent – Cynthia Liepmann
At the Movies With Ann and Bob – Becky McMeekin

BEACON PRINTING 

Mrs. Miller – Sandy Edmonds
Sister Beams – Ann Bower

HERITAGE REAL ESTATE

Domus Rusticus – Timothy Eberhardt

802 PIZZA

September Bees – Mel Goertz
Shower Singing – Judy Crocker
Storm Warning – Joyce Thomas
Awakening Haiku – Laurie Rose n

RANDOLPH REG. VET HOSPITAL 

They’re all Emotional Support Animals – Jeff Bernstein
Talking to Animals – Peggy Rose Whiteneck
American Sonnet 5 – Steven Augustus
Priorities – Janet Watton

CENTRAL SUPPLIES

Anthropocene – Ina Anderson

FOREST WALK  

On Hearing a Brown Thrasher – Janet Watton
Crescendo of Caws – Andrea Rogers
Summer Snapshot – Debby Franzoni
After Imbolc – Anne Bergeron
Seasonal Quartet – JC Wayne
Common Merganser – Jack Rossi
Tracks in the Snow – Thelma Thompson
The Promised Land – Herbert Goertz
The Blue Jay – Cora Dunne

WHALE DANCE

The Perseids – Thelma Thompson​                                                                

PoemTown Randolph launches its 9th Annual Celebration

Once again, on April 1st, Randolph’s streets and riverside trail will become a village-wide anthology of poetry. Poem Town Randolph will launch its ninth annual celebration of National Poetry Month.  Posters of over a hundred selected poems by poets from every corner of Vermont will be on display in the windows and doors of Randolph businesses and organizations, and along the river walk that runs through the forest from the Valley Bowl parking lot to the Third Branch of the White River. A published anthology of this year’s selected poems will be available later in April.

And once again, PoemTown is also scheduling a series of in-person poetry events in town, a glad and optimistic return to pre-pandemic practices (Covid precautions will still be in place.). On April 7, Silloway Sugarhouse will host readings by farmer poets,  Taylor Katz of Free Verse Farm in Chelsea and Jim Schley of Strafford, followed by the famous Silloway creemees! On April 13, poets Pamela Ahlen and Anne Bower will read from their new collection, and Danny Dover will offer new and old poems, at the White River Craft Center. At Chandler Center for the Arts, there will be a poetry open mic on April 18, and Aaron Marcus & Sam Sanders will present spoken word with piano on April 28. For all these events, see more details below.

Poem Town Randolph is grateful for generous sponsorship from area businesses, individuals, and foundations.  The Randolph Area Community Development Corporation and Chandler Center for the Arts remain enthusiastic partners.

Come out and enjoy the poems!  A great springtime tradition.

EVENTS

Thursday April 7, 7pm
Farmer Poets at the Sugarhouse

Once again, farmer poets will read poems at the sugarhouse: Taylor Katz from Free Verse Farm in Chelsea, and Jim Schley from Strafford. And the sugarhouse will serve us creemees!
Silloway Sugar House, 1303 Boudro Road, Randolph Center VT

Wednesday April 13, 7pm
Poets at the Craft Center

Pamela Ahlen and Anne Bower will read from their new collection. Danny Dover will return with new and old poems.
White River Craft Center, 50 Randolph Avenue, Randolph VT

Monday April 18, 7pm
Poem Town Open Mic

Take the plunge!  Bring a few of your poems to share, up to 5 minutes per poet. Great refreshments!
Esther Mesh Room, Chandler Center for the Arts, 71 North Main St, Randolph VT

Thursday April 28, 7pm
Poetry and Music:  Sam Sanders, spoken word & Aaron Marcus, piano
Esther Mesh Room, Chandler Center for the Arts, 71 North Main St, Randolph VT

PoemTown Randolph 2022 — Call for Submissions

APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

PoemTown organizers are now soliciting original poetry submissions from poets of all ages residing anywhere in Vermont. No more than three poems should be submitted, each poem no longer than 24 lines. The deadline for submission is February 15.

Poets should send 1 to 3 original poems as MS Word or rtf attachments by email to musbird@gmail.com. No pdfs please! Each poem should be typed on a separate page.

Please type the name of the poet and town of residence at the bottom of each poem. (Poets should be assured that this information will not be shared with the judges of the poems, but will be helpful when the chosen poems are submitted to the designer who prepares the broadsides for display in town as well as the published anthology.)

In the text of the email, please include the poet’s contact information (name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number). Each poem should be sent as a separate attachment to the email, with the title of the poem as each attached document’s name.

Poets are asked not to submit any work that has been previously displayed in any PoemTown or PoemCity celebrations, and also to not submit any poems that have previously appeared in print anywhere else.

Poets without access to email should contact Janet Watton at 802-728-9402 to request an alternate submission process.

By sending work to PoemTown 2022, poets agree that PoemTown may use any poem in display, in promotional materials, and in associated online, print and other media. Poets will be credited for their work in all places their poems appear.

This ninth annual PoemTown may be scaled back due to Covid, but poems in the windows, the annual anthology, and possible outdoor readings later in the year will be a welcome celebration of poetry and community.

POEM TOWN RANDOLPH 2021

April in August!

Though, thanks to Covid, we had to give up on April 2021 for Poem Town events, nothing daunted, we’re bringing you three wonderful not-to-be-missed events in August!

Sunday August 8,  4 pm,  at the White River Craft Center in Randolph

Two mighty poets,  David Cavanagh and Julie Cadwallader Staub, will read to us out on the lawn, under the trees.   (Indoors if wet.)

David Cavanagh

Dave’s fifth collection of poems, ‘The Somnambulist and The Good Life,’ was published by Salmon Poetry in 2020.  His work has appeared in journals and anthologies across the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and the U.K. Of his fifth collection, Richard Harrison said, “This is the poetry of a man with an eye for the smallest of things and their tragedy. Or their joy. Or their divinity – and all of the above…Cavanagh lets his readers see each poem’s discovery with the corners of their own eyes.”  Dave lives in Burlington VT.  http://www.dcavanagh.net

Julie Cadwallader Staub  

Julie’s second collection of poems, ‘Wing Over Wing,’ was published by Paraclete Press in 2019.   “This book is a treasure,” writes Parker Palmer, “the work of a poet who time and again has opened my eyes to my own life and the life of the world.”  Jay Parini describes the book: “These poems unfold with a rich, deep music. The poet inclines her ear to the mysteries, and she finds them everywhere, in the least expected places.”    Julie lives near Burlington VT.   https://www.juliecspoetry.com  

Wednesday August 18,  7pm, at Silloway Sugarhouse in Randolph Center

The Farmer Poets  –  our annual tradition!   Readings by two returning farmer poets, Taylor Katz, and Carl Russell, and a new one, Suzanne Lupien

Taylor Katz is the co-owner of Free Verse Farm & Apothecary, in Chelsea VT. In addition, she works as a poet for hire for all occasions, for individuals and businesses. https://www.freeversefarm.com

Carl Russell is co-owner and operator of Earthwise Farm and Forest, a certified organic, draft-animal powered homestead farm in Bethel VT.    https://www.earthwisefarmandforest.com

Suzanne Lupien is a farmer and writer growing vegetables with her draft horses in Vershire, VT. Her hands have long been busy in clay, wood, bronze and bread dough, and now in the soil.  She can be reached by phone at 802-333-4655.

Sunday August 22 at 4pm, at the White River Craft Center in Randolph

Up to 15 poets will join in a wonderful poetry open mic.   Sign up at the gate! 

Out on the lawn, or indoors if wet.

Poemtown 2021 on Display

The work of 82 poets representing 42 Vermont towns will be on display in Randolph during the month of April.

WHALE DANCE — Exit 4, Interstate 89
All This — Carl Garguilo

RANDOLPH VILLAGE LAUNDROMAT — 75 North Main Street
Shimmering Icicles — Lynn Petrucelli
April — Tricia Knoll

CHANDLER MUSIC HALL — 71-73 North Main Street
Fiona’s Music — Mark Creaven
How Long? — Peggy Brightman

KIMBALL LIBRARY — 67 North Main Street
More — Judy Crocker
Elegy for Mary Oliver — Julie Cadwallader Staub

BETHANY CHURCH OFFICE — 30 North Main Street
Not a Racist — Peggy Whiteneck
Christmas Pageant — Judy Crocker
Liberty and Justice — Rebecca McMeekin

RANDOLPH HOUSE — 65 North Main Street
A Lesson Yet Learned — Jeff Corbett
Moving Forward, Albeit Slowly — Sarah Dickenson Snyder

DUBOIS & KING — 28 North Main Street
For a Friend (Dislocated) Gina Logan
Mud, manure, Spring Painting, and The Trout — Madeline Bodin
Sliding Hill — Dottye Ricks
Hope January 2021— Cynthia Liepmann

SUPER SUDS — 10 Pleasant Street
Dream Fire — Leslie Blair
Forever Love — Bob Stänge
Agitator — Nancy Hewitt

FRANKENBURG AGENCY — 35 North Main Street
On this Last Day of Childhood — Steven Augustus

KEN’S BARBERSHOP — 33 North Main Street
Canoeing at Midnight — Debby Franzoni

KUYA’S SANDWICHES + KITCHEN — 29 North Main Street
N95 Bistro Bar — Donna Bramley

BAR HARBOR BANK & TRUST — 21 North Main Street
In the Yard — Ina Anderson
Inspiration — Timothy Barre
Dignity — Tim Eberhardt
Gift of Light — Barbara Stearns
The View from Here — Jeff Bernstein
Lady Slippers — Herbert Goertz
notes to my future self — Anne Bergeron
From Stone Road: Aimless, Burden, and Sliding — George Murphy

FORMER BELMAIN’S BUILDING — 15 North Main Street
Elegy — Andrea Rogers
Bird Play — Hatsy McGraw
Bird Feed – Kasey Brooks
Catbird Song —  Mel Goertz
Dream Visitation #1 — Megan Buchanan
What I Am Learning About Grief — Patricia Alley
Palindrome — Rebecca McMeekin
Cages — Ina Anderson

ONE MAIN TAP & GRILL — 2 Merchants Row
Remainder Snow — Tricia Knoll
That Kind of Summer — John Powell
Ode to the Box — Charlie Farrell
2020 Plague — Jack Mayer

FISHER AUTO PARTS — 10 Merchants Row
Emergency Room — Douglas Leonard
Mirage — Colby Lynch
Ancient Tomorrow — Emerson Gale
Apparition — Ann Cooper
Nature — Atticus Kunkel
Slumber — Wilma Ann Johnson
Once is All it Takes — Debby Franzoni
The Yearbook Photo — Gina Logan
Like a Phoenix from the Ashes — Brigitte Lent

BLACK MEADOW GALLERY & TATTOO — 18 Merchant’s Row
The Barn — Jon Kaplan

HAPPY HARVEST ORGANICS — 20 Merchants Row
Sun and Sea — Hatsy McGraw

THE GEAR HOUSE — 16 Pleasant Street
Words Get in the Way — Bonnie Beck

TRILLIUM — 24 Pleasant Street
Church at Murnau II — Nancy Hewitt
Blues News — Sandra Edmonds

KIDS PLAY — 22 Pleasant Street
Things Left to Be Found — Brooke Herter James
My Balloon — Georgia Kunkel

HUGGABLE MUG CAFE— 22 Pleasant Street
Rage — Melanie Adams 
Five Friends — Kathryn Schenkman

THE BOOK SHOP — 28 Pleasant Street
Poem Catchers — Leslie Blair
A Poem About Poetry — Samantha Smith

THE HERALD — 30 Pleasant Street
Ruth Stone — Tricia Knoll
Vernacular — Janet Watton
He’ll Do it for You — Nancy Hewitt

THE BLACK KRIM TAVERN — 21 Merchants Row
Cooking a Poem — Peggy Whiteneck

VERMONT COMPUTING — 23 Merchant’s Row
March 7, 2020 — Letitia Rydjeski
The Snow Falls from the East — Jonathan Root

SIDEWALK FLORIST — 19 Merchants Row
The Steel Gray Days of January — Janet Hayward Burnham
Thesaurus — Judy Crocker

NEW MOON ON MAIN — 8 North Main Street
Moonstruck — Janet Watton
Flower Moon — V Charleigh Robillard
I Knew the Day Would Come — Timothy Swaim Johnson

NORTHFIELD SAVINGS BANK — 2 North Main Street
Ms Gorman —  Joan Mathews
Poem for a Pandemic — Henry Ellis
Grateful — Ina Anderson
Lay down your arms brother — Geza Tatrallyay
Old Country — Peter Dregallo

WILSON TIRE — 5 Salisbury Street
Davey — Kathryn Schenkman

RANDOLPH COAL & OIL — 8 Salisbury Street
What I Want — Sarah Dickenson Snyder
The Arrogant Turkey —  William Severy

RANDOLPH POLICE STATION — 6 Salisbury Street
January — Anne Bakeman
Stalled — Anne Bower

BOB’S M&M BEVERAGE — 4 Salisbury Street
Firefly Sonnet — Steven Yaskell

CHEF’S MARKET — 2 Salisbury Street
Egg Salad — Jean Beatson
The Reverb — Christina Strong

STAGECOACH — Depot Square
Two Miles Up — Christina Strong

HERITAGE REAL ESTATE — 10 South Main Street
How to Get to Your House — Christina Strong

AL’S PIZZA — 12 South Main Street
Ireland’s Eye — John Powell
Cooking with Sam — Jean Beatson
The Taste of Delight —-  JC Wayne
Call — Corinne Davis

SANEL / NAPA AUTO PARTS — 3 South Main Street
At a Yard’s Length — Hatsy McGraw
The Visitor — Pamela Ahlen
Decision — Clifford Giffin
Or Not — Anne Bower
Shower — Julie Cadwallader Staub

THE PLAYHOUSE — 11 South Main Street
On the Edge of Evening — Janet Watton
The American Scene — Cynthia Liepmann
Excerpt from The Walden Poems … Latin Class 1958  — Jeanne Ward
Reach — Betsy Unger

BEACON PRINTING — 18 South Main Street
and beyond — Tim Eberhardt
Nectar — Rebecca McMeekin

CENTRAL SUPPLIES — 839 VT Route 12 South
Ars Poetica — Brooke Herter James

RIVER WALK — accessed at the right corner of the Valley Bowl parking lot off Prince Street
Dawn — Jools Skeet
Among the Branches — Jim Schley
Outdoor Classroom — Bobbe Pennington
Sentient Ferns — Jack Mayer
spring ghazal — Cynthia Liepmann
Beauty by the River Bank — Emma Anderson
Birdwatching in a Time of Pandemic  — Angela Burke Kunkel
Blue Jay — Julie Cadwallader Staub

RANDOLPH REGIONAL VETERINARY HOSPITAL — 86 Dylan Drive
Battle of the Horns — Sydney Lea
Anniversary with Dogs — Jeff Bernstein
The Dogs Watch the Northern Light — Betsy Unger
What’s Next — Bonnie Watters

Poem Town Randolph 2021

The 2021 poems are going up in the storefronts all over Randolph and along the river trail.  We received more poems than ever this year. Eighty two poets from 42 towns across the state submitted their work to Randolph’s eighth annual PoemTown celebration. 

We thank all the poets for their generosity in sharing these poems, about to be displayed during April, National Poetry Month, and also to be published in our anthology for PoemTown 2021.

Sadly, because of Covid 19, we chose not to schedule any poetry events again this year. However, we have an exciting new plan:  April-in-August!

During August, we will be holding a few wonderful Poem Town events:

A Reading by two special Vermont Poets: A Sunday afternoon event, out on the lawn at the White River Craft Center

Poetry Open Mic: A Sunday afternoon event, out on the lawn at the White River Craft Center

Farmer Poets Night: Our event that’s become a wonderful tradition, this time on a mid-week August evening  at the Silloway Sugarhouse.

Details of these events are yet to be determined.  Stay tuned and watch this page!   We hope you’re as excited as we are.

The Poem Town team

2019 Poem Locations

Local artist Jan Fowler

River Walk
Trish Alley — Songbird Dreams
Blair Brooks — That Tuft
Corinne Davis — The Heist
Michael Farrand — Sticking to Vermont
William Graham — A Quiet Place
Brook Herter James — At the Edge
Wilma Ann Johnson — persistent tapping
Jonathan Root — Blink
Shannon Trigos — Pockets of Heaven to Be Glimpsed

Randolph Village Laundromat75 North Main Street
Genevieve Bronk — The Aloe Plant in the Doctor’s Office
Gus Speth — What He Could Have Done

Chandler Music Hall 71-73 North Main Street
Hatsy McGraw — Best Dancer
Janet Watton — The Harp Player

Kimball Public Library67 North Main Street
Bonnie Beck — For Mary Oliver
Yvonne Daly — The Most Detailed Map
Rebecca McMeekin — Middle School Science
Andrea Rogers — Lament
Christina Strong — Meditations on Resolutions

Randolph House65 North Main Street
Bonnie Beck — My Dad’s Handkerchief
Nancy Vandenburgh — Step Out

Super Suds Laundromat10 Pleasant Street
Peter Dregallo — Filling Voids
Becky Farmer — Quandary
Wilma Ann Johnson — Oh, what a morning!

Green Light Café22 Pleasant Street
Steve Augustus — Growing Older
Brook Herter James — Every Morning Now
Michelle Holder — Maybe We’re All Saints
Geza Tatrallyay — I often wonder when I see …

Trillium24 Pleasant Street
Anne Bower — For my Tai Chi colleagues
Cynthia Liepmann — Half Mast

The Herald30 Pleasant Street
Anne Bakeman — Dryocopus pileatus
Judy Crocker — Grammar Lessons
Dick Drysdale — Mahatma

Vermont Computing 23 Merchants Row
Carl Garguilo — Digital Deletes
Hatsy McGraw — Imbolc

The Black Krim Tavern 21 Merchants Row
Melanie Adams — A Hard Day

Sidewalk Florist19 Merchants Row
Yvonne Daly — Spring Vigil
Michelle Holder — February

The Red Door20 Merchants Row
Genevieve Bronk — Lavender
Tom Martin — coincidence

Flats Tatooing of Vermont18 Merchants Row
Brook Herter James — Route 90 Westbound

Fisher Auto Parts10 Merchants Row
Melanie Adams — Rusty Nail
Roderick Bates — After the Rapture
Audrey Boerum — The Iron Cat
Anne Bower — November storm
Judy Crocker — Japanese Beetles
George Murphy — Days
George Murphy — Blood
George Murphy — Past
Jack Rossi — Letting Go
Heather Steliga — Tribute to a Victorious Vermonter

One Main Tap & Grill2 Merchants Row
Laura Foley — Flowers in a Ball Jar
Debby Franzoni — At the Downtown Diner
Gina Logan — The Haitian Workers in the Thruway Cafeteria
Janet Watton — Spring

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust 21 North Main Street
Steve Augustus — Catch Her Breath
Jeff Bernstein — My Scientific Submission Process
Rebecca McMeekin — Saltwater Farm, September
Judy Crocker — The Morning I Chose Not to Listen to NPR
Nancy Hewitt — Morning After First Frost
George Longenecker — Summer Lingered
Jack Mayer — God Particle
Janet Watton — Perfection

Ken’s Barbershop33 North Main Street
Gina Logan — The Tracks in this Morning’s Snow

The Frankenburg Agency35 North Main Street
Deb Chadwick — Peaceful

Bethany Church Office29 North Main Street
James Barrett — Rachel
Lindy Sayward — Saving Earth
Jim Schley — Dumbstruck

DuBois & King28 North Main Street
Bonnie Beck — Rolling Rock
Jack Mayer — In Memoriam — SVEA Camp Stove
Verandah Porche — These Are Just to Say
Marshall Witten — Late April

Blue Moon6 North Main Street
Ina Anderson — My Mother’s Purse
Nancy Hewitt — Chanel No. 5

Northfield Savings Bank2 North Main Street
Peter Fernandez — Detoxification Unit 17, B-Wing
Debby Franzoni — And It Was Her Favorite
Nancy Hewitt — Lesion
Verandah Porche — True Haiku: 01.02
Shannon Trigos — When You Go Away

East Garden – 3 Salisbury Street
Pamela Ahlen — At the Botanic Garden in Claremont, CA

Wilson Tire – 5 Salisbury Street
Tom Martin — Nervous

Randolph Municipal Building7 Summer Street
Genevieve Bronk — The Coach
Doreen Guillette — Wisdom of a Maple Tree
Janet Hayward Burnham — Over the Top
Sandra Maccarrone — February

Randolph Coal & Oil8 Salisbury Street
Jack Mayer — BLOOD — House-call on the Canadian border
Verandah Porche — So Long, L. Cohen

Randolph Police Station6 Salisbury Street
Roderick Bates — The Art of the Relationship

Bob’s M&M Beverage4 Salisbury Street
Carl Garguilo — To Each

Chef’s Market 2 Salisbury Street
Jeff Bernstein — Winter Market
Elissa Doering — Before the Neighborhood Wakes
Judith Hishikawa — Strawberry Moments
Rebecca McMeekin — Catching the Light

StagecoachDepot Square
Yvonne Daly — Travelling

NAPA / Randolph Auto Supply3 South Main Street
Pamela Ahlen — You take the Moto Guzzi for a ride
Roderick Bates — Coldest Thanksgiving on Record
Ann Cooper — Driving North
Tim Eberhardt — My Father Always Said
Jenny Rossi — The War is Never Over

Heritage Real Estate 10 South Main Street
Steven Yaskell — The Dog Mountains

The Playhouse11 South Main Street
Jeff Bernstein — Popping Corn on the Interstate

Beacon Printing 18 South Main Street
Anne Bergeron — For My Father
Audrey Boerum — A Poet Is ….

Curves – 12½ South Main Street
Barbara Stearns — 90+

Al’s Pizza12 South Main Street
Lukina Andreyev — And I Lost Me
Audrey Boerum — I Declare My Coronation
Carl Garguilo — Angels
Shannon Trigos — Warm Innocence

Former Verizon Buildingcorner of Main Street and Merchants Row
Anne Bower —- Mt. Ascutney
Ann Cooper — Man’s Fate
Tim Eberhardt — A Hospital Death
Emerson Gale — Winter Garden
Michelle Holder — Pit Stop Near the Boofy Quimby Memorial Center
Cynthia Liepmann — Time
Julie Longstreth — Osteo-dendrochronology

Randolph Regional Veterinary Hospital86 Dylan Drive
Debby Franzoni — Snapshot
Jack Rossi — Luna (Please Leave The Cat Downstairs Tonight, Dear)
Susan Shea — Missing Marmalade
Bonnie Watters — Silvio Loves His Stones

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

2017 Poem Locations

Randolph Village Laundromat – 75 North Main Street
Janet E. Green – The Laundromat
Jamie K. Connor – Linda’s Daughter

Chandler Music Hall – 71-73 North Main Street
Becky McMeekin – Elegy for 100 Pianos
Jacob Louis d’Antonio – Vermont Has Talent

Kimball Public Library – 67 North Main Street
Nancy Hewitt – No Words, Plenty of Language
Michelle Holder – In October, Grandmother

Randolph House – 65 North Main Street
Jeanne Ward – Mr. Charles Comfort
Marshall Chase – Randolph Center School, 1962

Super Suds Laundromat – 10 Pleasant Street
Janet E. Green – God in unsuspected places
Dak Gustal – Flying Off
Anne Bower – Holding Pattern

Three Bean Café – 22 Pleasant Street
Andrea Rogers – Making Soup
Laura Foley – The Wrangler
Susan Delattre – Morning on the Deck

The Herald – 30 Pleasant Street
Julie Cadwallader Staub – Two Poets
Victoria Crain – Darklings
Stephen Morris – The Precision of Language

First Light Studios – 34 Pleasant Street
Janet Watton – Heedless

Vermont Computing Cooperative – 23 Merchants Row
Geza Tatrallyay – For a Squashed Land Crab

The Black Krim Tavern – 21 Merchants Row
Thomas Martin – Gram’s

Sidewalk Florist – 19 Merchants Row
Lindy Sayward – Tangible Hope
Anne Bower – Patio Performance

Fenix Fine Foods – 20 Merchants Row
Kathryn Dodge – Nourishment
Peggy Rose Whiteneck – Alternate Universes

Flats Tatooing of Vermont – 18 Merchants Row
Chloe Viner – Thelma

Fisher Auto Parts – 10 Merchants Row
Gary Margolis – It’s January and feels like November
Steve Dushan – Megus
Barbara Stearns – The Invitation
Wilma Ann Johnson – The Unexpected
Elisha Joy West – Haven

One Main Tap & Grill – 2 Merchants Row
Becky McMeekin – Watching the Olympics
Ina Anderson – Big Dipper
Anne Bakeman – Hermit Thrush
Carolyn Sobel – Friends

Clara Martin Center – 11 North Main Street
Becky McMeekin – Girl with a Blue-Rimmed Bowl
Gina Logan – Alexander

Belmains – 14 North Main Street
Bonnie Beck – Valentine
Carolyn Sobel – Aura
Jack Mayer – I Am a God to the Birds
Genevieve Bronk – Life
Cynthia Liepmann – Keys
Julie Cadwallader Staub – Staple
Anne Bakeman – Darn Tough
Gary Margolis – Love Beyond Us and the Falling

Lake Sunapee Bank – 21 North Main Street
Nancy Hewitt – Calm Before Sandy
Wilma Ann Johnson – Au Printemps
George Murphy – Travelers
Audrey J. Boerum – The Wind …
Charleigh – Newfoundland
Geza Tatrallyay – Mo(u)rning
Julie Longstreth – Black and White
Gary Margolis – In the Laboratory

Ken’s Barbershop – 33 North Main Street
Gina Logan – Wild Turkeys Mating

Holiday Beauty Salon – 33 North Main Street
Roger Dodge – Monday Was A Holiday

The Frankenburg Agency – 35 North Main Street
Jon Kaplan – A Visit with Dad

Bethany Church Office – 29 North Main Street
Jack Mayer – Singing Over
Andrea Rogers – Wedding Dance
Joyce Borthwick-Leslie – On This Summer Morning I Lie on a Hillside and Think of God

DuBois & King – 28 North Main Street
Joyce Borthwick-Leslie – His Legacy
Judy Crocker – Beyond Lascaux

Station Break – 26 North Main Street
Carolyn Sobel – Writer

Blue Moon – 6 North Main Street
Chloe Viner – Heritage
Verandah Porche – 01.05.17: feels like 10
Kira Delhagen – La Finca Hermedad
Johnathan Coulter – Nature’s Loom
Janet Watton – Our Autumn Blaze

Northfield Savings Bank – 2 North Main Street
Judy Crocker – Break
Michelle Holder – On Display
Victoria Crain – Time Wrap
David Stauffer – A Summer Sonnet
Barbara Stearns – To Know Or Not To Know

East Garden – 3 Salisbury Street
Bonnie Fallon – The Sun Rises in the East

Wilson Tire – 5 Salisbury Street
Michelle Holder – After the Winter Blues

Randolph Municipal Building – 7 Summer Street
Debby Franzoni – Election Time
Don Payton – The Pendulum Always Swings
Joan Mathews – Ask the Mothers
Phyllis Davis – A Childhood Memory

Randolph Coal & Oil – 8 Salisbury Street
Peggy Rose Whiteneck – Climate Change
Victoria Crain – Anthropocene Era

Randolph Police Station – 6 Salisbury Street
Bonnie Beck – Bear

Bob’s M&M Beverage – 4 Salisbury Street
Verandah Porche – Little Winter: April Fools

Stagecoach – Depot Square
Lukina Andreyev – Traveling

Randolph Village Pizza – 1 South Main Street
Carl Garguilo – Liquid Grace

NAPA / Randolph Auto Supply – 3 South Main Street
Megan Buchanan – Pickup
Gina Logan – Wood
Sharon Moulton – Covered Roads
Peggy Brightman – Primavera Comes
Pamela Ahlen – Playing with Elves at Midnight

The Playhouse – 11 South Main Street
Geza Tatrallyay – Ember eyes

Beacon Printing – 18 South Main Street
Pamela Ahlen – Wayside Tree
Corinne Davis – The Dance

Curves – 12½ South Main Street
Carl Garguilo – The Gravity of Living

Century 21 –  12½ South Main Street
Janet Hayward Burnham – 1781

Al’s Pizza – 12 South Main Street
Elaine Pauley – First Poem
Elissa Doering – To Journey to Raccoon Cove
Elizabeth Mariani – When You’re on The List
Susan Delattre – At Lake Champlain

Former Verizon Building
corner of Main Street and Merchants Row
Laura Foley – Twice the Speed of Sound
Verandah Porche – Eve After
Alden Blodgett – Images and Instinct
Pamela Ahlen – Wild Oats
Margo Marrone – Seeing with New Eyes

Randolph Regional Veterinary Hospital – 86 Dylan Drive
Debby Franzoni – Tonight at the Lake House
Cynthia Liepmann – Dog
Laura Foley – When I Went Out This Morning

Central Supplies – 839 VT Route 12
Judy Crocker – House Key

Chef’s Market – 839 VT Route 12
Julie Cadwallader Staub – Ode to Salted Caramels

PoemTown Randolph Receives an Owl Award for Best Innovative Community Offering!

Each September The Complete Hoot Guide to Arts and Events in the Upper Valley sponsors The Owl Awards. Through these awards, the regional arts publication honors regional excellence in the arts. The categories are determined by, and then voted on, by its readership. This year a new category was introduced, and PoemTown Randolph earned recognition as the Best Innovative Community Offering.