The Vermont Cynic

Local poets inspire students to experience UVM arts

(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.

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 poets: Burlington native Sue Burton and former UVM student Sara London. “I never really th...

Student releases book of poetry

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.

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 in May through Amazon’s self-publishing service.  The book, titled “Sad Black Girl,” is ...

In The Raw – Anna Gibson and Imitations

In The Raw - Anna Gibson and Imitations

Leah Kelleher, Multimedia Reporter

November 5, 2018

This week Leah talks with Anna Gibson about the process of finding your own voice while using the techniques and styles of other writers.

In The Raw – Mak Baker And Crossroads

In The Raw - Mak Baker And Crossroads

Leah Kelleher, Multimedia Reporter

October 16, 2018

In the Raw is a podcast created by Leah Kelleher. It promotes the work of writers on and off the UVM campus.

Poets meet at the crossroads with new magazine

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.

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, an independent, student-run poetry magazine.  The project began in late 2017 when Ellis and hi...

In The Raw – Mickey & An Empty Notebook

In The Raw - Mickey & An Empty Notebook

Leah Kelleher, Multimedia Reporter

October 2, 2018

In the Raw is a podcast created by Leah Kelleher. It promotes the work of writers on and off the UVM campus.

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. Dickman was invited to the Fleming Museum Painted Word Poetry series Feb. 28, where he rea...

Words and images blend in art

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

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 their collaborative project, which aims to blend text and image. Jackson, a poet, and Kent, a visua...

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 pass the bill, Congress couldn’t stay in groups; Democrats should get their DAC...

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 and enthused admirers at UVM’s Fleming Museum from his collection of acclaimed poems Sept. 21 as an...

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 writer and editor who has published numerous collections of poetry, visited UVM on Sept. 15. His...

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 Flynn Dec. 9 - 13. The show will include pro- fessional readings of stories and poems by local novel...

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