Wed, Mar 21, 2012 10:22 AM
"…wait on the wind, catch a scent of salt, call it our
Excerpt from Our Valley by Philip Levine, U.S. Poet Laureate,
National Poetry Month poster, April 2012.
In Dana Gioia's famous essay, "Does Poetry Matter?" he
concludes that poetry will not survive unless poets are willing to
read, write, listen and be involved with the public. Poets must
support the work of others. Poetry needs to be read and shared. The
Killington Arts Guild supports the art of poetry with readings,
publications and exhibits.
In KAG's book, A Gathering of Poets: A Vermont Anthology, David
Weinstock leader of the Otter Creek Poets in Middlebury has
written, In Praise of Local Poets. He says, "…all poetry is local
and all artists, if we hope to bring anything good into the world,
owe avid attention to that part of the world that is immediately at
hand. Location does not limit us; it launches us."
"Art in Your Life," the KAG Gallery Show at Cabin Fever Gifts on
Route 4 includes combinations of poetry with art and painting:
three Watercolor Words- verses by Cathy Quaglia with paintings by
Alice Sciore; two Post Cards #3, #4 - poems by Betty Little
with photos by Patsy Zedar. And in earlier shows Ann Days
combined poetry and photos and Sandra Gartner's poem was paired
with Maurie Harrington's painting.
A few upcoming spring events not to miss:
March 21-KAG members Lauren Wilder and Ann Wallen convene Ars
Poetica, every month on the third Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the
Sherburne Memorial Library. On March 21 they will start with a
short lesson on the "Limerick" and then follow with readings of
individual's written works. Original Pieces and favorite of others
will be shared.
March 25-Killington Arts Guild Annual Meeting in the Gallery at
Cabin Fever Gifts will feature the SafeArt Teenage Ensemble, 2
p.m.. The public is invited.
April 13-14-" Vermont Writers-In Play" adapted by Peter Marsh from
Yvonne Daley's book, featuring Sandra Gartner (KAG) and others will
be performed at the Paramount's Brickbox in Rutland April 13 and
April 16-Vermont is a state full of poetry and the Killington Arts
Guild will celebrate this on April 16, 7-8:30 p.m. with the
Gathering of Poets at the Sherburne Memorial Library, River Road,
Killington. Poets present their own works or those of others.
Visitors from other areas are invited to join us and to read.