PoemCity Highlights from Past Years
Montpelier- This April, PoemCity 2018 will once more cover the stores and streets of the capital of Vermont in original poetry from Vermont writers ranging from the age of five to ninety-two.
PoemCity Montpelier, a National Poetry Month festival now in its ninth year, will open with a Keynote reading by award winning poets. Join us at the Lost Nation Theater, 39 Main St at 7pm on Saturday April 7th, for a reading by Northern New England Poet Laureates: Chard deNiord, Alice B. Fogel and Stuart Kestenbaum.
Over four hundred poems, submitted from all over Vermont, will appear in storefronts, businesses and bus stops throughout the city and in four Vermont Welcome Center. The poets include schoolchildren, nationally recognized award-winning writers and sharply observant, talented Vermonters from all corners of the state.
PoemCity will offer a variety of workshops, readings, lectures, music, history and art revolving around poetry. Dartmouth professor Peter Travis will be at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, will conduct a discussion about the genius and enduring humanity of Geoffrey Chaucer, the 14th-century “Father of English Poetry”, on Wed April 4th. At Bagitos Bagel & Burrito Café award-winning poet Angela Patten together with the Irish Traditional Music Session hosted by Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Rob Ryan, will blend poetry and music, on Sat April 14th. Over a dozen poetry readings, solo and group, will take place during April including a traditional Poetry Slam, hosted by Slam Master Geof Hewitt, at the Center for Arts and Learning on Sat April 21st.
Questions can be directed to the Library at (802) 223-3338. PoemCity is a presentation of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
Rachel Senechal, Program & Development Coordinator, Kellogg-Hubbard Library