The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Zoёs illustration for the poem media review.

Letting the mind feel like a spring morning

Carolyn Kelly, Culture Staff Writer April 4, 2024

These days, the world around me is waking up from a long—albeit warm—winter, and A. A. Milne’s poem “Spring Morning” has never resonated more. It’s true that birds and blooms are beginning...

(Left to Right) Poets Sara London and Sue Burton pose for pictures after reading their work at Painted by Word at Fleming Museum, Sept.12.

Local poets inspire students to experience UVM arts

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer September 20, 2019

First year Keira Subanas said her world opened up when she attended the reading.  The evening of Sept.12, the Painted Word Poetry Series was hosted in Fleming Museum. The event featured two published...

Junior Harmony Edosomwan poses with her new book, Aug. 22. The book, titled “Sad Black Girl,” is an interactive poetry book filled with Edosomwan’s words, places to write or draw the reader’s own feelings and art made by friends and strangers.

Student releases book of poetry

Sarah Robinson, Culture editor September 1, 2019

The poet sat in a vegan bakery, Kneads, in the North End. The blank walls contrasted the color of her newly published book sitting on the table. Junior Harmony Edosomwan published a book of poetry...

Senior Alexander Ellis and Mack Baker are the editors for Crossroads magazine. Crossroads magazine is an independent, student-run poetry magazine, distributed monthly at Muddy Waters, Uncommon Grounds, Pure Pop Records and the Light Club Lamp Shop.

Poets meet at the crossroads with new magazine

Anna Kolonsky, Staff Writer October 4, 2018

On a sunny day in Henderson’s, two jean jacket-clad students sat in cushy chairs as they talked excitedly. Graduate student Alexander Ellis and junior Mak Baker are editors for Crossroads magazine,...

Poet explores migraines, childhood

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer March 7, 2018

Migraines entail nausea, auras and sensitivity to light, sound and scent. Poet Michael Dickman’s most recent publication, “Green Migraine,” derives from the images brought on by symptoms of migraines....

UVM Professor Major Jackson discusses his collaborative project with professor Jane Kent, Feb. 6. The artistic project aims to blend text and image.

Words and images blend in art

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor February 15, 2018

Two figures sat on plastic folding chairs. Behind them, a brightly colored image was projected in the dark room. On Feb. 6, award-winning UVM professors Jane Kent and Major Jackson gathered to discuss...

Ode to a government shutdown

Henry Mitchell February 3, 2018

‘Twas the day before Trump’s next year; there was a chore: Pass a bill, allow the government to spend more; But while Republicans wanted a big wall, Democrats just wanted DACA, that was all!   To...

Latino poet speaks at the Fleming

Sarah Robinson October 5, 2017

It wasn’t the honks and shouts of the busy New York City streets that inspired the accomplished poet, it was the silence in between them. Poet Willie Perdomo read to a group of students, faculty...

Accomplished poet shares his story in guest lecture

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor September 19, 2017

The sun sparkled through the intricate stained glass of Old Mill’s John Dewey Lounge Friday as students and faculty gathered for an hour with an accomplished poet. David Lehman, an acclaimed American...

Through the cold, local writers read their stories

Catie Owen December 11, 2015

Winter is coming, but despite the cold, local Burlington artists are celebrating. The 11th annual showing of “Winter Tales” by the Vermont Stage theatre company will take place at the...

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