Even before Sydney Lea became Vermont Poet Laureate, he was being called the “heir-apparent to Robert Frost,” in part because his virtuosic poems tell dramatic and keenly-observed stories about rural northern New England’s people, creatures, and landscape. Pulitzer Prize Finalist, winner of the 1998 Poet’s Prize, Sydney Lea has also been called “a man in the woods with his head full of books, and a man in books with his head full of woods.” When he isn’t writing, he is often walking or working outdoors, promoting nature conservation and literacy, or spending time with family. On Sunday, February 5 at 3 pm, Lea will read some of his poems for us and talk about the process of creating them. He welcomes your questions as well.
Whether you’re a lover of poetry already or just curious, please come—it’s not every day a Poet Laureate visits our neck of the woods. And if you think you don’t like poetry, then absolutely make sure to carve out a piece of your wintery Sunday afternoon for this special occasion (you don’t know what you’ve been missing!). Prepare to be inspired.
Sunday, February 5 at 3 pm. Refreshments. Free.