National Poetry Month celebrated with ‘Poems Around Town’

BRATTLEBORO-In celebration of the art and craft of poetry, a group of organizations led by Write Action has filled downtown with poems submitted by poets living in the area, throughout the state, or in the tri-state area of southern Vermont.

Commemorating National Poetry Month in April, "Poems Around Town" is co-sponsored by Brooks Memorial Library and the Brattleboro Literary Festival, with the participation of numerous downtown businesses in whose shop windows the poems will appear through the entire month.

Poets whose work is up range from the well-known - including two past Vermont poets laureate, Sydney Lea and Chard deNiord - to those who have only recently discovered their poet's voice.

A site guide to the poems can be found at the Brattleboro Food Co-op, Everyone's Books, the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, Latchis Theatre, and Brooks Memorial Library.

On Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m., poets will participate in an in-person reading at Brooks Memorial Library, featuring many of those whose works are represented in Poetry Around Town.

More details on the reading will be announced.

This Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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