Robin Sales, our Library Director, asked me if we could do something special for National Poetry Month. Sure, I said. Well, we will be celebrating in a big way with POETRY Alive! Montpelier Alive and KHL are working to present a project highlighting Vermont poets by posting or painting poems in storefronts and all around the library. Some of the poets are famous - Galway Kinnell, Jane Shore, Ellen Bryant Voigt and others are your neighbors - high school students to older folks living around town. We have poems from more than 85 poets whose work will be on display. We're printing a guide to let you know where the poems are located.
Read more about this project at Phayvanh Leukhamhan's website. Phayvanh is one of the coordinators of this project. She and Ryan Deery, a Vista member working at KHL are been invaluable in organizing POETRY Alive! You can catch the two of them, Robin Sakes, and Suzanne Eikenberry, Executive Director of Montpelier Alive tomorrow on Main Street posting poems from Montpelier High School in the old Capital Video storefront. This is a sneak peak of what's to come.
Vermont College of Fine Arts helped recruit poets for us and will also have a poetry reading on April 23, 2010 in conjuction with ART Walk. More on that later.