Please join us for

Poetry & Pints


Colin McKaig
Peter Money &
Ruth Antoinette Rodriguez

Sunday, March 10, 5.15-7 pm

Brownsville Butcher & Pantry


The Details

  • Doors open at 4.30 pm

  • Poetry readings by Colin McKaig, Peter Money, and Ruth Antoinette Rodriguez from 5:15 to 6:00 pm

  • Open mic from 6:00 to 7:00 pm (original work only, one non-epic poem per reader, please!)

  • Food and beverages will be for sale throughout the evening, including wine and beer by the glass and non-alcoholic beverages. The a la carte dinner menu includes a cheese plate, grilled cheese sandwiches, soup (tomato and Italian wedding), kale chop salad, and spinach artichoke dip.

  • Admission is by sliding scale donation of $6 to $10

  • It’s all happening at Brownsville Butcher & Pantry
    871 VT 44 Brownsville, Vermont 05037, (802) 546-2900!


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the Poets

Colin McKaig


For 25 years, Colin taught English at Black River Middle & High School in Ludlow, Vermont, where he also coached golf and alpine skiing. This year, he became the K-12 Technology Coach for the Springfield School District, where he works with teachers and students to create transformative educational experiences. His long-held interest in tech kicked into high gear with a 2013 Rowland Foundation Fellowship, where he enjoyed the deep-dive that a sabbatical can bring. He’s been researching mobile technology, neuroscience, and education ever since. Locally, Colin served on the STAB (Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin) board for six years, playing a bit part in developing its stunning collection of single track bike trails and hosting the Vermont Mountain Bike Festival, always with a great group of like-minded neighbors. Colin holds a BA in English from Keene State College and an MFA in Creative Writing from UMass Amherst. Born and raised in Maryland, Colin now lives in Vermont with his wife, son, and daughter.

Peter Money

Photo: Maggie Neily

Photo: Maggie Neily

Peter Money's books include These Are My Shoes, Minor Roads, Instruments, A Big Yellow, Between Ourselves, Finding It: Selected Poems, American Drone. His first novel, Oh When The Saints, is forthcoming this May from Ireland. He has also co-translated poems by Arab Modernist author Saadi Youssef, and published a novella: Che. He's collaborated with cartoonists and musicians and has taught widely. Additionally, he appears in a trio of poets and musicians called Los Lorcas and directs the literary independent Harbor Mountain Press from Brownsville and White River Junction. As an editor, he founded the literary magazines Writers' Bloc (Oberlin), Lame Duck (Brooklyn), and Across Borders (Lebanon). Originally from Napa, California, Peter's family moved to Lyndonville, Vermont (his mother was born and raised in Putney) and then to Barnstable, Cape Cod. His work has also appeared in The Sun, Provincetown Arts, on Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac," The Hawai'i Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Poetry Salzburg, The North Dakota Quarterly, and in regional anthologies, among others. He paints a little too. He lives with his wife, Lucinda, and children, Lily and Hartley.

Ruth AntoinettE RodriGuez


Ruth Antoinette Rodriguez is a poet of Mexican descent born and raised in southeast Houston. Her poems have appeared in jubilat. A recipient of scholarships from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, Juniper Summer Writers Institute, and the Vermont College of Fine Arts, Rodriguez holds a BA in English, Creative Writing from the University of Houston. In 2017 she co-founded Antidote Books, southern Vermont’s independent bookstore, cafe and cultural center with a mission to bring the community into conversation through literature with readings, workshops, and discussions featuring emerging, underrepresented, marginalized and vital literary voices while building a more vibrant literary community in Vermont and beyond.