The moon was like a full cup tonight, too heavy, and sank in the mist soon after dark, leaving for light faint stars and the silver leaves of milkweed beside the road, gleaming before my car. Yet I like driving at night in summer and in Vermont: the brown road through the mist of mountain-dark, among farms so
In November 2015, Governor Peter Shumlin appointed Chard deNiord as Vermont poet laureate. DeNiord is the author of six poetry collections, most recently Interstate (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), and teaches at Providence College. He will serve a four-year term.
recent & featured listings
|Reading Series||Village Square Booksellers/River Voices Poetry Reading Series||Vermont|
|Colony||Vermont Studio Center||Vermont|
|Writing Program||Bennington College||Vermont|
|Writing Program||Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program||Vermont|
|Writing Program||Castleton State College||Vermont|
|Writing Program||Goddard College||Vermont|
|Landmark||Robert Frost Stone House Museum||Vermont|
|Conference||Brattleboro Literary Festival||Vermont|
|Conference||Bread Loaf Writers Conference||Vermont|
Air out the linens, unlatch the shutters on the eastern side, and maybe find that deck of Bicycle cards lost near the sofa. Or maybe walk around and look out the back windows first. I hear the view's magnificent: old silent pines leading down to the lakeside, layer upon layer of magnificent light. Should you be
The buzz-saw snarled and rattled in the yard
And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood,
Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it.
And from there those that lifted eyes could count
Five mountain ranges one behind the other
Under the sunset far into Vermont.