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.)
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.