Roads Taken

Publisher: Green Writers Press

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 voicesâ"both young and old, both renowned and relatively unestablished. Their poems offer news, in Ezra Poundâs words, that stays news, and they do so in a wide variety of forms and subjects. While there is no such thing as a particular brand of Vermont poetry, the poems in this volume claim Vermont as their place of origin, bearing witness to the remarkably rich and ongoing legacy of the stateâs poetic tradition.

About Dan Chiasson

Dan Chiasson is the author of four books, most recently a book of poems, Where’s the Moon, There’s the Moon (Knopf 2010). He is the poetry critic for The New Yorker, and a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Chiasson was born and raised in Burlington, Vermont, attended Amherst College and received a PhD from Harvard University. He is a professor of English at Wellesley College.

About Chard deNiord

Chard deNiord is the Poet Laureate of Vermont and author of five books of poetry, most recently Interstate, The Double Truth, and Night Mowing. His book of essays and interviews with seven senior American poets (Galway Kinnell, Ruth Stone, Lucille Clifton, Donald Hall, Robert Bly, Jack Gilbert, and Maxine Kumin) titled Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs, Conversations and Reflections on Twentieth Century American Poets was published by Marick Press in 2011. His poems and essays have appeared widely in such journals and anthologies as The Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry, the Kenyon Review, The New England Review, The American Poetry Review, The New Ohio Review, AGNI, The Harvard Review, The New York Times, Ploughshares, and Salmagundi. He is the co-founder and former program director of the New England College MFA Program in Poetry and a trustee of the Ruth Stone Trust. For the past 19 years he has taught English and Creative Writing at Providence College where he is Professor of English. He lives in Westminster West, Vt. with his wife, Liz.

About Sydney Lea of Brattleboro, VT

Sydney Lea was Vermont's 2011-2015 Poet Laureate. He has published numerous books in multiple genres, among them Pursuit of a Wound, a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. He is the founder of New England Review and has been awarded Rockefeller, Fulbright, and Guggenheim fellowships; he has taught at Dartmouth, Yale, Wesleyan, Vermont, and Middlebury colleges, as well as at Switzerland's Franklin College and Budapest's National Hungarian University. His stories, poems, essays and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and many other periodicals, as well as in more than fifty anthologies. He lives in Newbury, Vermont, and he is active both in community literacy efforts and in environmental conservation.

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The Beatitudes of Ekaterina

The Beatitudes of Ekaterina

by Jarrette, Richard

Unable to cease their conversation that became Beso the Donkey (MSU Press, 2010), and A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances (Green Writers Press, 2015), Jarrette found himself addressing Ekaterina in a series of love poems after she suddenly died in 2014...

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Last Correspondence

Last Correspondence

by Kinsey, Leland

Leland Kinsey, often referred to as the poet laureate of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, died of cancer on September 14, 2016.  He was sixty-six years old...

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Roads Taken

Roads Taken

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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 offer news, in Ezra Pound’s words, that stays news, and they do so in a wide variety of forms and subjects...

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Learning to See in Three Dimensions

Learning to See in Three Dimensions

by Spiro Wagner, Pamela

In her second collection of poetry, Learning to See in Three Dimensions, Pamela Spiro Wagner takes us deep into an exploration of the human condition by delving into the worlds of relationships, religion, nature, and mental health...

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The Dark Edge of the Bluff

The Dark Edge of the Bluff

by Glenn Moore, Ellene

The Dark Edge of the Bluff engages with the mutable nature of memory and its instantiations: memory as artifact, memory as place, memory as story, memory as compulsion. The poems tackle a vast geography of recollection—from Fiesole to the Okefenokee to the turnings and obsessions of the author’s mind itself...

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Longleaf

Longleaf

by Saad, John

Longleaf is a chapbook of poems deeply rooted in place and the landscape of John Saad's native coastal Alabama. This wide-ranging and wise collection shows the poet's bone-deep connection to home that stems from childhood through early adulthood...

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The Hatcheck Girl

The Hatcheck Girl

by Whedon, Tony

Tony Whedon’s new book The Hatcheck Girl vividly describes border crossings where language, culture and states of consciousness collide. In these richly layered poems about jazz most of the musicians we meet are sidemen: few are famous, most are notorious...

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Clothesline Religion

Clothesline Religion

by Buchanan, Megan

Clothesline Religion chronicles twenty years worth of adventures in the life of an artist as young single mother. Megan Buchanan, a poet and professional dancer, gave birth to a daughter at 22, lived abroad in Ireland and France, and came back home again to Southern California and the mountains of the Southwest...

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Kinds of Snow

Kinds of Snow

by Smallen, Su

Nature provides the lexicon of Kinds of Snow. The poems in Kinds of Snow negotiate many kinds of loss, metaphorically represented as kinds of snow. Classifications of snow, such as prisms, cups, columns, dendrites, and scrolls, mark places among the poems as when, in a weaving, the warp becomes visible. The title poem frames presence, meaning, memory, and erasure...

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Galvanized

Galvanized

by Kinsey, Leland

Leland Kinsey's much-anticipated new and selected poetry collection, Galvanized, ranges from Kinsey's home in the rugged mountains of northern Vermont to the towering stone lighthouses and highland shielings of his ancestors' Scotland...

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Vermont Exit Ramps II

Vermont Exit Ramps II

by Shepard, Neil

By turns comic and elegiac, full of signs and portents, Vermont Exit Ramps II takes readers on a physical and emotional journey through the Green Mountain State...

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A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances

A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances

by Jarrette, Richard

A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances is a poetry cycle of singular beauty in nature and reveals an inherent Buddhist quality. Jarrette’s poems are clear and meditative, unfailingly beautiful. They are self-aware but not self-obsessed, singing with the ecstatic humility of a mystic or shaman as they join all the subjects of a life well lived within nature that is ever present...

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Winter Ready

Winter Ready

by Kinsey, Leland

Winter Ready is a 96-page collection of new poems by a Vermont-based writer who draws from his impressive repertoire of observations and physical landscape of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont to bring to the reader poems with universal meaning and at times a painful acuity...

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Why I Ride

Why I Ride

by McNish, Hollie

“Hollie McNish is breaking boundaries and showing that poetry has a place and a role in the 21st century.”  —James McMahon, CBS Tennessee Celebrate the ride–its joy, its labor, its freedom. In our world of fossil fuel dependence, insisting on the value and beauty of riding a bicycle is a subversive  and necessary act...

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So Little Time

So Little Time

by Delanty, Greg

So Little Time is a revolving door of political activism, spirituality, nature, and humanity. It is a call to action, where urgency meets poetry in no uncertain terms, and asks, What hour are we in? Edited by poet, Irish and U. S...

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Similar Titles

  • Last Correspondence
  • Roads Taken
  • Learning to See in Three Dimensions
  • The Dark Edge of the Bluff
  • Longleaf
  • The Hatcheck Girl
  • Clothesline Religion
  • Kinds of Snow
  • Galvanized
  • Vermont Exit Ramps II
  • A Hundred Million Years of Nectar Dances
  • Winter Ready
  • Why I Ride
  • So Little Time
  • The Beatitudes of Ekaterina