‘Poems Around Town’ returns for a second year

BRATTLEBORO — Downtown Brattleboro will be awash in poetry this April when three local literary organizations present the second annual Poems Around Town (PAT).

Organized by Write Action with support from the Brattleboro Literary Festival and Time To Write, more than 70 poets from throughout Vermont - many from the Brattleboro area and the tri-state region - will take part in this event that celebrates National Poetry Month.

Throughout the month of April, poems will hang in the windows of more than 50 downtown establishments, an increase from last year's 34.

Poems are displayed on beautifully designed broadside sheets, created by graphic artist Jim Brisson, and printed with the help of book entrepreneur Andy Burrows.

Later in April, there will be a Zoom reading (date to be announced). PAT '22 will feature poems by some of the area's well-known and much published poets, including Chard DeNiord, Diana Whitney, Tim Mayo, Terry Hauptman, and Sydney Lea, as well as those newer to the world of poetry.

A site guide will be available listing each venue's poems and poets. The guides will be left at key locations downtown, such as the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, Brooks Memorial Library, Everyone's Books, and the Brattleboro Food Co-Op.

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