Winter Ready

Publisher: Green Writers Press

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.    Kinsey opens the collection perched up high on the chimney top, working and observing his surroundings, and throughout the book, he never really gets down-he chronicles a people and a place and a time-and keeps the hard work of writing poetry hidden in the seeming effortless verse that is often funny and poignant, yet always sharp and clear.    In this new collection by a renowned Vermont poet, the setting is the same, but the voice rings true to the people and the land they inhabit, always respectful of the native peoples who came before and the awesome power of a glacier that carved a path in its wake. These poems evoke a fully realized view of the world the poet inhabits, an awareness of labor and its changing nature. The book moves through poem after glowing poem, evoking natural history, flora and fauna, with a place-based and focused attention.

About Leland Kinsey of Barton, VT

Leland Kinsey, was born and raised on a farm in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, where his ancestors settled in the early 1800s. He conducted writing workshops for the Vermont Arts Council and the Children’s Literacy Foundation at over 100 schools in New Hampshire and Vermont. Leland worked as a farmhand, printer, and horse trainer, and wrote seven collections of poetry, including In the Rain Shadow, The Immigrant’s Contract, Winter Ready, and Galvanized: New & Selected Poems.Leland passed away September 14, 2016

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Binding EAN ISBN-10 Pub Date PAGES Language Size Price
Paperback 9780989983846 0989983846 2014-05-12 96 English 0.00 x 5.40 x 8.40 in $15.95
E-Book 9780989983853 0989983854 2014-03-20 96 English 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 in $9.99

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Regional book tour, speaking engagements, radio, print, and television interviews, university and college tour; followed by national media outreach and awards. ARCs will be sent to regional bookstores, libraries, and the media by the end of November 2013. Upon publication, a book tour in Vermont: Galaxy in Hardwick, Phoenix in Burlington, Bear Pond in Montpelier, Norwich Bookstore, Misty Valley Books in Chester, Shiretown Books, Yankee Bookshop and Pleasant Street Books in Woodstock, Everyone’s Books in Brattleboro, Village Square Booksellers, in Bellows Falls, Bennington Bookshop, Rivendell Books in Berlin, The Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, The Vermont Book Shop in Middlebury, the Norwich Bookstore, Bartleby’s Books in Wilmington, and the Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne. Many booksellers would like him to do the event in April: National Poetry Month. As the bookstore/library tour progresses during April, 2014.The book festivals he will appear at include the September 2014 Burlington Book Festival, and the October Brattleboro Book Festival.

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