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Justice and Poetry for All


  • Clemmons Family Farm 2122 Greenbush Road Charlotte, VT, 05445 United States (map)

Justice – and Poetry – For All aspires to raise Vermonters’ awareness of the persistent courage shown by those deemed marginal as they have struggled—and still struggle—for respect, recognition and inclusion in American democracy. Although often cited as one of the “whitest states in the nation,” Vermont’s historical landscape reveals how its populations have engaged from the early eighteenth century in the struggles toward inclusion of the many who have sought to become Americans. These tensions of class, race, and gender are often described polemically or in the language of the social sciences. Why, then, poetry? We believe poetry’s uncanny ability to connect our outer lives with our inner selves, to give voice to what is often left unspoken, will enable audiences at the events we create to inhabit, however briefly, the lives of others.

Keynote: Major Jackson

Readers:

  • Rose Castellano
  • LN Bethea
  • Rajnii Eddins
  • Mary Jane Dickerson
  • Judith Yarnall

Free and open to the public. This event will take place at Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte. Refreshments will be served.

Contact: Sundog Poetry Center

Earlier Event: June 22
Philip McFarland
Later Event: June 22
Yvonne Daley