Poetry Society of Vermont
founded in 1947
Poetry Society of Vermont

The Poetry Society of Vermont welcomes new members, both writers and appreciative readers.

Founded in 1947, PSOV is an association of poets and supporters who join in promoting an interest in poetry through meetings, workshops, readings, contests, and contributions to the society's chapbook, The Mountain Troubadour.  Anyone may join the society including high school and college students and non-residents of Vermont.

National Poetry Month - April 2017!!!

The Burlington Phoenix Bookstore will once again host the annual Phoenix Bookstore/PSOV
Reading on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm.

An event for poets of all stripes, young, old, beginner, published, and everything in between. Come and read your poetry for 4 or 5 minutes, perhaps one long poem or a couple of short ones. Or just come along to enjoy listening to poets reading their work!

PSOV member William Graham be doing a reading at the Jeudevine Library in Hardwick, VT on April 26 at 7pm to promote his new book "Mountain Springs: Haiku from Vermont and Other Poems" Info here

For the third year running, the Northeast Storytellers host a Robert Frost remembrance on Tuesday, April 11th from 2-3:30 pm in place of the regular monthly Poetry Tea Party. The “Remembering Robert Frost” special gathering will take place at the St. Johnsbury House located at 1207 Main Street in St. Johnsbury

AMP Nights - Thursday, April 27 at River Arts, 64 Pleasant St., Morrisville, 6:00 - 8:00; $10 suggested donation. AMP stands for Art, Music, and Poetry: Art talk with Clare Dolan, Music by Farm Song and Poetry reading with Kerrin McAdden. Hosted by River Arts and Sundog Poetry. More information at https://sundogpoetry.org/events/amp-nights/

The following are part of the Poem City 2017 events taking place in and around Montpelier. More information can be found on the POEMCITY website. Also see the Poem City Program Guide for times and locations

April 1 - Kickoff with Vermont Poet Laureate Chard de Niord

April 4 - Annual open reading at Bear Pond Books

April 6 - Writing poems about people: A generative workshop with Baron Wormser

April 7 - Poetry of Modern Culture and Superheros - George Longenecker

April 7 - The poetry and photos of George Lisi

April 8 - 40 years of poetry with Jay Parini

April 8 - Favorite nature poems with Dede Cummings and Diana Whitney

(many move events all month long)

Dinner with a poet

(part of poem town 2017 Randolph VT)

April 6 - Sydney Lea

April 17 - Baron Wormser

April 25 - Megan Buchanan, Verandah Porche and Diana Whitney

~also~ Poetry potluck at the Randolph town hall on April 12

Please let me know of other poetry events happening in Vermont that should be listed here. Thanks.

Membership in PSOV

To join the society contact membership chair, Sally Anne Reisner. Mail dues of $25 or $10 for students, to Sally at P.O. Box 1215, Waitsfield, VT 05673.  Please include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.  Membership is renewed annually by January 1.  A Membership List is available by contacting Sally.

Advantages of membership include participation in readings and workshops, opportunities to have poems published in the society's chapbook, competition for awards, and fellowship with many appreciative readers and writers of poetry.  Members receive a copy of the society's chapbook, The Mountain Troubadour, published annually.

Spring Workshop plans announced
Hoping to see you in Vergennes on May 6
Please click "First Call" button for more information



Members receive a copy of The Mountain Troubadour as part of their membership.  For a subscription or an additional copy, send $10 to Subscription Manager Betty Gaechter, 134 Hitzel Terrace, Rutland, VT 05701.

PSOV Archives at the Vermont History Center

Barre, Vermont


Poetry Society of Vermont

Records, 1947-

Doc 548-549, 582-583, MSA 405-406


This collection contains the records of the Poetry Society of Vermont, a statewide organization that promotes public awareness of poetry. The collection was given to the Vermont Historical Society in December 2005 by the creating organization (ms. acc. no. 2005.10). It is stored in 4 document storage boxes and two flip-top archival boxes; it consumes 5 linear feet of shelf space.