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Sydney Lea, Chard deNiord & many local poets! | Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry

roads takenPlease join us for an evening of poetry from the revised second edition of Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry with editor and Vermont Poet Laureate, with editors Sydney Lea and Chard deNiord, former and current Vermont Poet Laureates. They will be joined by an amazing roster of local poets including Partridge Boswell, Pamela Harrison, Cynthia Huntington, Gary Lenhart, Cleopatra Mathis, April Ossman, and Jim Schley!

This collection of Vermont poetry spotlights a range of accomplished voices: young and old, known and unknown, with a wide variety of forms and subjects.  

Sydney Lea was the Vermont Poet Laureate from 2011 - 2015. He has published numerous books of poetry as well as essays, most recently, Growing Old in Poetry. Chard deNiord is the curren Vermont Poet Laureate. He’s written five books of poetry, and most recently I Would Lie to You If I Could: Interviews with Ten American Poets.  He teaches English and Creative Writing at Providence College, and lives in Westminster Vermont.


Free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended so we can plan refreshments! Please call 802-649-1114 or email to save a seat.

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Norwich Bookstore
291 Main Street
Norwich, VT
Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry Cover Image
By Sydney Lea (Editor), Chard deNiord (Editor), Dan Chiasson (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780998260471
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (email to confirm availability)
Published: Green Writers Press - May 26th, 2017

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. Their poems reverberate with what W.H. Auden called “memorable speech” in a wide variety of forms and subjects.