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Literary Partners Program: Green Writers Press Reading, Reception, and Book Signing

Date and Time: 
May 26, 2018 - 3:30PM to 5:00PM
Event Location: 
Elizabeth Kray Hall
Admission: 
Free and open to the public

Please join Green Writers Press for a reading, reception, and book signing with poet and publisher Dede Cummings, Rachel Vasquez Gilliland, Ellen Skowronski-Polito, James Crews, and Vermont state poet laureate, Chard deNiord.

Dede Cummings is a Vermont poet and publisher, and commentator for Vermont Public Radio. At Middlebury, she won the Mary Dunning Thwing Award, attended Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and won a partial fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center. She has published in Mademoiselle, The Lake, Vending Machine, Connotation Press, Mom/Egg Review, Figroot, Bloodroot Literary, and forthcoming in Green Mountains Review. She was a Discover/The Nation poetry semi-finalist. To Look Out From won the 2016 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. Her second poetry collection entitled The Meeting Place is due out in spring 2019 from Salmon Poetry. Dede is the founder and publisher of Green Writers Press in Brattleboro, Vermont, a global press devoted to environmental activism, social justice, and sustainable publishing.

Raquel Vasquez Gilliland is a Mexican-American poet and painter inspired by folklore, myth and plants. Her poems have appeared in Dark Mountain, Rattle and Fairy Tale Review, among others. Dirt and Honey is her debut collection and the recipient of the Jason Wenger Award for Literary Excellence. Her upcoming chapbook, The House of Vaasquz, won the Rattle Chapbook Prize and is due out in the fall of 2018. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and son.

Ellen Skowronski is a translator, editor, and writer. Awarded the 2016 ASLE Translation Grant for her translation of Paisajes con burro, she has published various essays and translations in Ecozon@ and other literary publications. She received her MA in Spanish Literature from NYU (Madrid/NY). Green Writers Press will publish her translation of Paisajes con burro/Landscapes with Donkey in May 2018, written by José Manuel Marrero Henríquez, poet, writer, and tenured Professor of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

James Crews' work has appeared in Ploughshares, Poet Lore, and The New Republic, among other journals, and he is a regular contributor to The (London) Times Literary Supplement. His first collection of poetry, The Book of What Stays, won the 2010 Prairie Schooner. Book Prize and received a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award. His second collection, Telling My Father, won the Cowles Prize and newly published by Southeast Missouri State University Press. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD in Writing and Literature from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he was an Othmer Fellow and worked for Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry newspaper column. He lives on an organic farm with his partner in Shaftsbury, Vermont and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Eastern Oregon University.

Chard deNiord is the Poet Laureate of Vermont and author of five books of poetry, including Interstate, (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), The Double Truth (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), which the Boston Globe named one of the top ten books of poetry in 2011, and Night Mowing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005). He teaches English and Creative Writing at Providence College, where he is a Professor of English. His book of essays and interviews with seven senior American poets (Galway Kinnell, Donald Hall. Maxine Kumin, Jack Gilbert, Ruth Stone, Lucille Clifton, Robert Bly) titled Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs, Conversations and Reflections on 20th Century American Poets was published by Marick Press in 2012. He is the cofounder and former program director of the New England College MFA Program in Poetry and a trustee of the Ruth Stone Trust. He lives in Westminster West, Vermont with his wife Liz.

This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program.

Event Sponsored By: 
Green Writers Press
Event Type: 
Other Events
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