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Sydney Lea & Chard deNiord | Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry

roads takenPlease join us for poetry readings from the revised second edition of Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry with the editors Sydney Lea and Chard deNiord, along with several local contributors.

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’s published numerous books in multiple genres, among them Pursuit of a Wound, a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and recently Growing Old in Poetry. He lives in Newbury, Vermont.

Chard deNiord is the 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 (call or 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.