Tag: Chard deNiord

“It’s Been a Great Honor

“It’s Been a Great Honor

Posted: March 27, 2019

. . . and pleasure to serve as the eighth poet laureate of Vermont. I have especially enjoyed working without a prescribed job description, undertaking projects of my own design.” So said Chard deNiord reflecting on his four-year term that ends in November. Read More
The Genius of His Own House

The Genius of His Own House

Posted: April 13, 2017

For Alex Aldrich “Tis pity if the case require (Or so we say) that in the end We speak the literal to inspire The understanding of a friend”, wrote Robert Frost, Vermont’s first poet laureate, in 1913 as a caveat to himself and his readers alike. Live in a town without a bakery or cake on the grounds that they aren’t necessary and see what it’s like; possible, yes, but so damned ordinary. Read More
2015 Governor’s Arts Awards

2015 Governor’s Arts Awards

Posted: September 17, 2015

Each year, the Vermont Arts Council, in association with the Governor's office, recognizes outstanding individual and organizational contributions to the arts. Awards and citations are given to educators, artists, performers, advocates, administrators, volunteers, and scholars. In 2015 the Council will be recognizing the contributions of Vermonters in five different awards categories, as well as installing a new Poet Laureate. The awards will be presented at a celebration held at 7 p.m. Monday, November 2  in Alumni Hall at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. Read More