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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
Poetry in the Mail, From Mary Ruefle

Poetry in the Mail, From Mary Ruefle

Posted: September 2, 2020

Unless you subscribe to literary magazines or pen pal with writers, the last thing you might expect to receive in the mail is a poem—let alone one chosen and hand-mailed by such a nationally beloved writer as Mary Ruefle, Pulitzer Prize finalist and current Vermont Poet Laureate. Over the… Read More
Mary Ruefle Named Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow

Mary Ruefle Named Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellow

Posted: May 28, 2020

There are the poets laureate of cities, counties, and states, and then there are the poets laureate fellows of the American Academy of Poets. The Academy launched the Poets Laureate Fellowship program in 2019 to honor poets appointed to civil positions and enable them to carry out exceptional, impactful… Read More
It Complicates Things: On Art, Isolation, and Pandemic with Mary Ruefle

It Complicates Things: On Art, Isolation, and Pandemic with Mary Ruefle

Posted: April 21, 2020

In an interview with Seven Days last December, Vermont poet laureate Mary Ruefle describes herself as “an extrovert who doesn’t like leaving her house.” Perhaps she is just the literary leader for our times. Famously “unplugged,” Mary is old friends with isolation—it is, as she says, “a writer’s dream… Read More
Poetry is Home to Brett Ann Stanciu

Poetry is Home to Brett Ann Stanciu

Posted: March 10, 2020

Every year, the Vermont Arts Council brings young poetry-lovers together from all around Vermont to compete in Poetry Out Loud. Contestants recite poems both classic and contemporary, from Longfellow to Ada Limón, and are judged by a panel of accomplished local artists and teachers. Last week we held the 2020… Read More