Monday, March 26, 2012

PoemCity 2012, Celebrating National Poetry Month in Montpelier, Vermont

PoemCity2012 (previously PoetryAlive!) will be happening this April in celebration of National Poetry Month in conjunction with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier Alive and several other local businesses.

They will have exhibits, a full text display of nearly 200 poets throughout town at various stores, readings, workshops and poetry related events the entire month of April. All events are open to the public and free of charge. You can find a list of events and other information here.

I am pleased to have a poem at the Kellogg-Hubbard library!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New Books In (March '12)

The Sea Is My Brother, Jack Kerouac-The Long Lost Novel.
(Da Capo Press)
Just out earlier this month (march 6), this book has garnered lots of press already. I'm looking forward to reading this.

Let Them Eat Vegan!, Dreena Burton
(Da Capo Press)
Great looking book inside and out! Great place to start if you're just getting into veganism. She breaks everything down into very simple terms in the introduction.  There's also a metric conversion chart in the back, great tutorial on cooking beans, a whole section on smoothies and much more.

"Unsinkable" : the full story of the RMS Titanic, Daniel Allen Butler
(DaCapo Press)
This was originally published in 1998 by Stackpole Books and DaCapo will release this edition with a new forward and postscript April 15. Just in time for the 100 anniversary of the sinking of The Titanic.

I have mixed feelings about this upcoming anniversary. They are re-releasing the movie Titanic in 3-D this April (Warning: Music on that site). There's even an offer to sail on a Titanic Memorial Cruise. I have always loved reading about The Titanic-the history of it, what transpired to its ultimate fate, but  the cruise is kind of strange to me. True to our current culture, it is so commercial-a huge moneymaker. If you want to know more about The Titanic, read the book :)