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Three Vermont Poets: James Crews, Dede Cummings, Megan Buchanan

Join us for a special evening of poetry featuring three poets from Vermont: Megan Buchanan, James Crews, and Dede Cummings. 


Megan Buchanan’s first full-length collection of poetry, Clothesline Religion, was published by Green Writers Press this year. Her poems have appeared in such as journals as The Sun Magazine, make/shift, A Woman’s Thing, and numerous anthologies such as Dream Closet: Meditations on Childhood Space and Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry. Born in California, she’s lived for long stretches in Ireland, the mountains of the southwest, and New England. Her work has been supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Vermont Arts Council, and the Vermont Studio Center. Megan is also a collaborative performer and dancemaker. Most recently she presented the interdisciplinary, collaborative performance projectREGENERATIONS: Reckoning with and Responding to the Closing of Vermont Yankee. She currently lives in Guilford, Vermont with her young son. She is currently an English Language Arts faculty member at The Greenwood School in Putney. Visit the author’s website at www.meganbuchanan.net.


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. He holds an MFA in Poetry Writing from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD in Writing & Literature from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he also worked for Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry newspaper column. His first collection of poetry, The Book of What Stays, won the 2010 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and a Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award. His second collection, Telling My Father, won the Cowles Prize and was published by SMSU Press. He lives on an organic farm with his partner in Shaftsbury, Vermont and regularly leads Mindfulness & Writing workshops throughout New England.


Dede Cummings studied poetry at Middlebury College, where she was awarded the Mary Dunning Thwing Award. Her poems have been published in Mademoiselle, The Lake, InQuire, Vending Machine Press, Kentucky Review, Connotation Press, MomEgg Review, Figroot Press, and Bloodroot Literary Magazine. She attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Vermont Studio Center. Her first book, To Look Out From, won the 2016 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize. Her second poetry collection, The Meeting Place, is due out in 2019 from Salmon Poetry of Ireland. She lives in Brattleboro and is the founder of Green Writers Press.



Event date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Battenkill Books
15 East Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816
Clothesline Religion: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996897396
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Published: Green Writers Press - March 3rd, 2017

The Book of What Stays (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803236356
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Published: Bison Books - September 1st, 2011

Telling My Father (Cowles Poetry Prize Winner) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997926255
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Published: Southeast Missouri State Univ Press - October 1st, 2017

How Light Leaves Cover Image
ISBN: 9781942371182
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Published: Futurecycle Press - November 2nd, 2016

To Look Out from: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938846830
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Published: Homebound Publications - April 11th, 2017

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