“If you live in Vermont, then reading this anthology will be like an afternoon talk with your neighbors about familiar things; and if you used to live in Vermont, then the poems will feel like a visit it to a familiar place with its cold winters, short summers and the ever present presence of nature.” —Patrick Gillespie, PoemShape
“The poets represented in this volume are all attuned to nature and its meanings for our lives. The variety of forms, tone, perspective, and subjects weave a fascinating tapestry.” —Anthony O. Tyler, editor, Blueline
Though similar to the first volume in their evocation of the natural world, the 111 new poems in the second volume of Birchsong: Poetry Centered in Vermont reflect a changed environment since 2012. You are invited to enter each poem and to view its landscape through the eyes of the poet.