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'Roads Taken': State Poet Laureate On A New Collection Of Vermont Poetry

A new poetry collection titled "Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry" was co-edited by current Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord and former Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea. Chard deNiord spoke to "Vermont Edition" about the new book.
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A new poetry collection titled "Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry" was co-edited by current Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord and former Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea. Chard deNiord spoke to "Vermont Edition" about the new book.

Well before he became Vermont Poet Laureate, Chard deNiord thought there was a need for an anthology of modern Vermont poetry. Vermont is chock-full of poets, he thought, and it would be great to have a collection that would give people an idea of what's out there.

That book is now out, co-edited by deNiord and his predecessor in the Laureate role, Sydney Lea. The collection is called Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry. And, as you might glean from the title, contemporary is loosely defined as Robert Frost to the present.

Chard deNiord joins Vermont Edition to talk about the collection.

Listen to the full conversation from Vermont Edition above. 

Broadcast live on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 during the noon hour; rebroadcast during the 7 p.m. hour.

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