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.