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The People’s Poet

The People’s Poet

Posted: September 29, 2016

Tribute to David Budbill, the People’s Poet Burlington Book Festival September 16, 2016 Thank you for inviting me to introduce my poet-friend of 45 years as he receives this richly deserved tribute. I raise my voice so it may reach David on Murray Hill in Montpelier. When I speak David’s name I want to say in one loving breath “David and Lois.” They came to northern Vermont over four decades ago and found their true home, taking many kinds of jobs — from logger to teacher — to hold life together and to live with integrity, raising Nadine, writing, and making art. Read More