Upcoming PoemTown 2024 Events

7 PM start for all April events

Wednesday, March 20 – Kimball Library Open Mic

Friday, April 5  – Kimball Library – VT Poets – Hatsy McGraw, Gus Speth

Thursday, April 11 – Poetry and Music with dessert – Esther Mesh Room – Aaron Marcus and Sam Sanders

Thursday, April 18 – White River Craft Center Open Mic

Saturday, April 27 – Silloway Maple Sugar House, Farmer Poets – Taylor Katz, Phillip Mulligan 

Taylor Katz

Taylor Mardis Katz is a poet, herb farmer, and shopkeeper living in Chelsea, VT. A native of New York, she moved to San Diego for three years to study poetry before moving to Vermont with her partner to start Free Verse Farm. She has worked on farms in Costa Rica, San Diego, and France, and for years she worked as a poet for hire, writing poems for strangers who found her on the internet. She is currently submitting her first manuscript, titled Honeymeadow, and estimates that during the winter months, her body is comprised of 30% Vermont cheddar.

Phillip Mulligan

Phillip Mulligan’s poetry circles the need for connection with place with the search for the lightness of a bird in flight.  Born and cultivated as a farmer he left his generational home with his young family for Chelsea, Vermont where they lived for thirty-eight years with pine, a work horse, a flock of sheep and occasional chickens.  Phillip and his wife Susan now live in the city of Lebanon, NH.

2024 PoemTown Anthology Coming Soon

The 2024 anthology of poems is heading to the printers!

The price of the book is $15 per copy. The only way to guarantee you get a copy is to pre-order one. A small number of extra copies will be printed and available at live PoemTown events.

Books may either be mailed for a flat mailing fee of $5 or picked up at the Red Door Jewelers in Randolph on the corner of S. Main Street and Merchants Row, across the street from One Main Tap and Grill. Books picked up at Red Door must be pre-paid. Red Door will not be handling any payment for books. 

All orders are by email and must be received by April 1st. 

Send your request to Jon Kaplan at  hockeyat50@gmail.com

Be sure to indicate:

  1. How many copies you want.
  2. If you want your copies mailed or you will pick them up at Red Door Jewelers
  3. If you want them mailed to you, provide a valid mailing address.
  4. For all orders, follow up the email by sending a check made out to “RACDC” and put “2024 Poem Town Anthology” in the check memo. Note that the $5 mailing fee is the same regardless of the number of copies ordered (e.g. 1 book = $15 + $5, 2 books = $30 + $5, etc.).

For books to be picked up, they will be available after April 15th at Red Door Jewelers. 

Please send payments (by check) to:

Jon Kaplan
29 Maple Street
Randolph, VT 05060