Author Archives: Desmond Peeples

I am a Vermont Artist: Leaf Silver

I am a Vermont Artist: Leaf Silver

Posted: March 18, 2021

Like many Vermonters, sculptor and craftsperson Leaf Silver is concerned with the practical. Food, tools, what nourishes and can be shared with friends and neighbors. Leaf is an artist of everyday life, blurring the lines between utensils and memories, between dinner leftovers and ceremonial display. Leaf grew up in the… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Riki Moss

I am a Vermont Artist: Riki Moss

Posted: March 17, 2021

Speaking from a bird’s-eye view seems to come easily to artist Riki Moss, but it is earned. She has learned over the years to be light as a feather—light enough to see the world for all its vast materials, and to stay afloat through life’s storms. Originally a Brooklynite, Riki… Read More
Objects of Care: An Interview with Artist Kate Donnelly

Objects of Care: An Interview with Artist Kate Donnelly

Posted: March 15, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust the work of the caregiver into the spotlight like never before. Nurses, doctors, hospice workers, and death doulas have become the most essential workers in the world, and the toll of their work among the gravest. This contradiction at the heart of care—that the wellbeing… Read More
An Interview with National Book Award Winner William Alexander

An Interview with National Book Award Winner William Alexander

Posted: January 28, 2021

William Alexander’s books take middle-grade readers to extraordinary worlds—goblin kingdoms, intergalactic spaceships, and, in his next book, floating castles off the Cuban coast. Tentatively titled The Ingenious Towers, the fantasy novel-in-progress has earned Alexander an FY2021 Creation Grant. The story follows three Cuban-American siblings as they pursue a… Read More
I am a Vermont Artist: Dona Ann McAdams

I am a Vermont Artist: Dona Ann McAdams

Posted: January 15, 2021

For almost two decades, renowned photographer Dona Ann McAdams has been raising goats on a farm in Sandgate, Vermont. A photographer for whom work and community are one and the same, Dona’s recent photos are often of goats and cows, horses, scenes of milk production, and other denizens and phenomena… Read More
An Interview with Poet Sarah Audsley

An Interview with Poet Sarah Audsley

Posted: December 14, 2020

For Sarah Audsley, to be a rural poet is to “claim belonging in a rural landscape.” While the average American may not associate a Korean American woman with the phrase “rural poet,” that sense of belonging has always been natural to Audsley. Raised in Woodstock, VT,… Read More