Pomeroy Street Poets’ Afterparty at Crow Bookshop

 

Saturday, September 17th 
Doors open at 8:00 pm 
Crow Bookshop: 14 Church Street, Burlington 

 

Come wrap up your day of literary events with a high-energy night at Crow Bookshop.
Enjoy live music & dancing after poetry readings from many of Pomeroy Street Poets, including Sam Hughes, Meg Reynolds, John Milton Oliver, Garrett White, Rick Agran, Dana Lutters, Beal St. George, and Melissa Nelson.
This event is generously supported by Crow, including a free bar and light snacks.

 

POMEROY STREET POETS, the anthology just published by Honeybee Press, will be on sale at the event.

 

The Pomeroy Poets are a workshop group that meets every Wednesday, creating new work through free-writes, and critiquing poems as well. In 2015 Honeybee Press released their chapbook PINE STREET POETS, edited by Meg Reynolds and John Milton Oliver. The new chapbook, POMEROY STREET POETS, is edited by Sam Hughes and Beal St. George, and also features new work by Dana Lutters, Melissa Nelson, Kellen Head, Luke Burton, Victoria Pinheiro, Benjamin Aleshire, Meg Reynolds, and John Milton Oliver.

Honeybee Press is a writers’ cooperative based in Burlington, Vermont and New Orleans, Louisiana. The goal of Honeybee Press is to produce high-quality local literature and make it more affordable and visible to the public. This is accomplished through empowering authors through traditional book arts: letterpressing, blockprinting, handbinding.

The authors reading will include:

RICK AGRAN

Rick Agran

Rick Agran

Rick Agran authored a children’s picture book,Pumpkin Shivaree, and a collection of poems, Crow Milk. He co-edited an anthology,Under the Legislature of Stars: 62 NH Poets. For a decade he was an arts and entertainment reporter for The Wire. Rick lives in Worcester, Vermont and teaches writing, literature and photojournalism at Johnson State College. In small rural public schools, he teaches poetry across the curriculum and arts integration for the Vermont and NH Arts Councils and the Children’s Literacy Foundation. His poems have been read and anthologized by Garrison Keillor on PRI’s “The Writer’s Almanac”.

 

SAM HUGHES

Sam Hughes

Sam Hughes

Sam is a poet living in Burlington, VT. He holds a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Annapolis, and is an MA student at the Bread Loaf School of English and a workshop host for the Burlington Writers Workshop. HIs work appears in Oberon Poetry Magazine, Paper Nautilus, and The Bread Loaf Journal. He is a recipient of the Robert Haiduke Poetry Prize from the Bread Loaf School of English.

 

 

DANA LUTTERS 

Dana is a local middle school teacher. Recently, she roams the streets of BUrlington during the colder months and prowls the Bread Loaf School of English by summer in pursuit of an MA.

 

MELISSA NELSON

Melissa Nelson

Melissa Nelson

Melissa works in the nonprofit sector, grows food, and writes poetry in Burlington, Vermont. She studied professional writing at Champlain College. Her work and essays appear in Liquid > Animal > Machine, The Maynard, Stonehenge: An Anothology, and others.

 

 

 

JOHN MILTON OLIVER
John Milton Oliver is a poet, playwright, essayist, educator, and actor living in Burlington, VT. HIs written work has been published by The Salon, ReUnion Journal, The Bread Loaf Journal, and The Revolutionary Poets Brigade. His is a founding member of Pomeroy Street Poets (formerly Pine Street Poets) and eagerly anticipates this publication of the group’s second anthology by Honeybee Press. He remains committed to the production of creative and critical work by all who will in this state he loves.

 

MEG REYNOLDS
Meg Reynolds

Meg Reynolds

Meg is an artist and poet living in Burlington, VT. She holds her BA in Engllish and ARts and Visual Culture from Bates College and her MFA in poetry from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Her work has been published in The Salon through Honeybee Press, Prelude Journal, Wildage Press, Prime Number Magazine, and the anthology Monster Verse: Poems Human and Inhuman. She is the co-director of writinginsideVT, an organization that offers supportive writing instruction at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in Burlington, VT.

 

BEAL ST. GEORGE

Beal St. George

Beal St. George

Beal is a nonprofit development professional and writer from Upstate New York. She holds a B.A. in creative writing and political science from Skidmore College, and her work has appeared in Skidmore Scribe, a nonfiction publication of the college. She lives in Burlington, VT.

 

 
 

TREVIEN STANGER
Trevien Stanger

Trevien Stanger

Trevien Stanger is a poet, tree-planter, educator, and watershed enthusiast.  He is currently working on a coffee-table book about creating a culture of clean water here in the Champlain Basin, entitled Our Basin of Relations, and he is actively seeking submissions from local writers to be featured in the work.   You can find out more by going to champlainbasinrelations.wordpress.com 

 

 

GARRET WHITE 

Garret White

Garret White

Garret White is a native grass-fed Vermonter.  His work showcases the beauty in the gritty, as he simultaneously hopes to inspire a love of native trees, and Honeybees.  He is actively searching for ways to sing/protest, and educate young people to steward the Earth, to unplug their devices, and to give a shed about clean water.