Putney Public Library celebrates poetry chapbook release with readings

PUTNEY-In 2019, Putney Public Library began to assemble a chapbook of poetry by writers with creative ties to Vermont. While the project was unexpectedly delayed by Covid, the chapbook is now complete and ready to be released into the world.

The book, Time Capsule, was hand bound in community workshops with marbled endpapers and a beautiful letterpress cover.

The contributing poets are Emma Paris, Michelle Blake, Dede Cummings, Candace Jensen, Ben Pease, Bianca Stone (current Vermont poet laureate), Chard deNiord (past Vermont Poet Laureate), Em Peake, Nancy Storrow, Rita Banerjee, Robin Myers, Kate Gleason, Amanda Galvan Huynh, Claire Gieringer, Mary Ruefle (past Vermont poet laureate), Didi Jackson, Major Jackson, and Megan Buchanan.

All are invited to the library for two readings this summer where you can hear some of the contributing poets read past and new work and purchase a chapbook of your own. Readings will be Saturday, June 15, at 1 p.m., and Saturday, July 13, at 1 p.m.

Chapbooks will be sold as a fundraiser for the Putney Public Library at $50 each, payable by cash or check. Chapbooks will also be offered to each library in Windham County for their circulating collections and a digital file of the book will be available to view or download at the Putney Public Library website.

This Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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