Saturday, November 27, 2010

Vermont Poets at Woodbury Community Library December 8th

Come on in! Join us  Wednesday night, December 8th at 7:00 p.m. as Woodbury Community Library welcomes local poets Martha Zweig, Julia Shipley, Cora Brooks, Victor Densmore, and Phyllis Larrabee for an evening of excellent, intriguing, and delightful poetry by some of Vermont's BEST poets!

We invite everyone to bring a poem to share, whether it is your own or a poem that you love.

Cora Brooks has lived in Vermont for more than thirty years. She is the author of five books of poems, including The Book of Hours, excerpts of which are part of a permanent installation at Burlington International Airport. Cora has taught at Lesley University, Wheaten College, and at Goddard College. 

Martha Zweig's new book, Monkey Lightning, is just out from Tupelo Press. Martha Zweig received a Whiting Writer’s Award in 1999, and her poems have been published in many of the nation’s leading literary and political journals, including Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Field, The Boston Review, The Progressive, The Kenyon Review, and Sojourner. Martha's’s previous books include Vinegar Bone and What Kind (Wesleyan, 1999 and 2003). Currently she volunteers for North Country Animal League and for Restorative Justice, a community organization promoting a post-police process based on the “truth and reconciliation” approach developed in South Africa.

Julia Shipley of Craftsbury has her MFA from Bennington College. Julia is a freelance writer, teacher and subsistence farmer. She writes poems, essays and articles on an array of topics including small scale agriculture, food, literature and the intersections of nature and culture. Her work has appeared in Vermont Magazine, Vermont Life, Alimentum, Northern Woodlands, Hunger Mountain Review, Bloodroot, Small Farmers Journal and Vermont's Local Banquet. She is also a newspaper poetry columnist, and her monthly column in the Barton Chronicle features the poems of Vermont writers on place and season.

Phyliss Larabbee of Woodbury has been writing all her life, her book, Shoveler on the Roof can be found in the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, and Bear Pond Books in Montpelier.

Victor Densmore, began writing seriously in 2003 and his exquisite first collection, Out of the Hermit's Meadow and Wood, is lyrical and haunting. A resident of Craftsbury, Victor Densmore is working on his second collection of poems.

So come and bring a poem to share...your own poem or a poem you love on December 8th at 7 p.m. at the Woodbury Community Library. For info call Merry at 456-1630.

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