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Here’s a look at what’s ahead:
Friday, June 9th, 7 p.m.: Sean Prentiss, Todd Davis, and Joe Wilkins Poetry Reading
- Sean Prentiss is an environmental writer. He is the author of the award-winning Finding Abbey: A Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Grave. He is also the co-author of Environmental and Nature Writing: A Craft Guide and Anthology and co-editor of The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre. In 2013, he settled, with his wife Sarah, onto the banks of a small lake in northern Vermont.
- Todd Davis is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Winterkill and In the
Kingdom of the Ditch, both published by Michigan State University Press. He is a
professor of English and Environmental Studies at Penn State University’s Altoona
- Joe Wilkins is the author of a memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing up on the Big Dry, and three collections of poems, most recently When We Were Birds, winner of the 2017 Stafford/Hall Prize in Poetry from the Oregon Book Awards. He lives with his family in western Oregon, where he teaches writing at Linfield College.
Tuesday, June 13th, 7 p.m.: Bill Schubart, Lila & Theron
“Lila and Theron do not imagine themselves poor, nor do they covet what they don’t have. They are whole in themselves and on their land and progress impinges little on their lives.”
Award winning author and public radio commentator, Bill Schubart, first introduced us to Lila & Theron characters in his 2008 short story collection, The Lamoille Stories. After being influenced by William Faulkner’s acceptance speech on winning the Nobel Prize, he returns seven years later to finish their stories.
Join us in welcoming Bill Schubart for a reading and book signing from his new novel!
Thursday, June 22nd, 7 p.m.: Celebrating Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry
With special guests Sydney Lea, Chard deNiord, and Julia Shipley.
With its mystical landscape and fiercely self-reliant citizenry, Vermont has inspired poets from its earliest days. This anthology of contemporary Vermont poets represents a wide range of accomplished voices―both young and old, both renowned and relatively unestablished.
Join editors Sydney Lea (former Vermont Poet Laureate) and Chard deNiord (current Vermont Poet Laureate), and poet Julia Shipley for a reading celebrating this new collection that bears witness to the remarkably rich and ongoing legacy of our state’s poetic tradition.
Tuesday, June 27th, 6:30 p.m. at Sterling College: Jeffrey Roberts, Salted and Cured: Savoring the Culture, Heritage, and Flavor of America’s Preserved Meats
More details to come.
Tuesday, August 1st, 7 p.m.: David Hinton, The Wilds of Poetry
David Hinton will read from and discuss The Wilds of Poetry, his account of a rewilding of consciousness in the West: a dawning awareness of our essential oneness with the world around us. With no Western vocabulary for this perception, poets made the first efforts at articulation, largely driven by Taoist and Ch’an (Zen) Buddhist ideas imported from ancient China. Hinton chronicles this rewilding through the lineage of avant-garde poetry in twentieth-century America–from Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound and Robinson Jeffers to Gary Snyder, W. S. Merwin, and beyond–including generous selections of poems that together form a compelling anthology of ecopoetry.
David Hinton is the author of Hunger Mountain, Existence, and many translations of classical Chinese poetry and philosophy. His books have earned wide acclaim and many awards, including a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Tuesday, August 8th, 7 p.m.: Peter Gould, Horse Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm
In Horse Drawn Yogurt, Peter Gould has created a patchwork of true stories of farm life, drawn from his experiences as a member of the back-to-the-land movement, living on a communal farm in southern Vermont. In these stories you’ll learn how locals and newcomers helped each other out in a pivotal moment of history, and how young people new to the land learned how to tend gardens and farms, while belonging to a national movement–against the Vietnam war and for peace and justice around the world.
Join us in welcoming Peter for a joyful reading from this book of memories of a turning point in the stories of both the author and our state.