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Join us for an evening of Anglo-Saxon poetry in translation when an all-star cast of local and regional poets comes together to read from The Word Exchange.  Don't miss David Barber, David Cavanagh, Michael Collier, Greg Delanty, Major Jackson, Jay Parini and Elizabeth Powell at Phoenix Books Burlington. Featuring 123 all-new translations by seventy-four of our most celebrated poets, The Word Exchange is as fascinating and multivocal as the original literature it translates.



 

David Barber’s first book, The Spirit Level, won the Terence des Pres prize. His poetry and criticism have appeared in The Paris Review, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, and Poetry, and he has taught at MIT and Emerson College. He lives in the Boston area, and is The Atlantic's poetry editor.

 

 

 

David Cavanagh's poetry collections include The Middleman and Falling Body, both published by Salmon Poetry of Ireland. His poems have also appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the U.S. and abroad. He lives in Burlington, Vermont, and is an associate dean at Johnson State College.

 

 

Michael Collier's sixth book of poems, An Individual History, was published recently by W.W. Norton. He teaches in the creative writing program and the University of Maryland and is director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

 

 

Greg Delanty's latest book of poems is The Greek Anthology, Book XVII (Carcanet Press). Other recent books are Loosestrife (Fomite Press), The Word Exchange, Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation (WW Norton), and his Collected Poems 1986-2006 (Carcanet Press). He has received many awards, most recently a Guggenheim for poetry. He teaches at Saint Michael’s College, Vermont. He is a Past President of The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writer.

 

 

Major Jackson is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Holding Company (Norton: 2012). He serves as the poetry editor of the Harvard Review.

 

 

 

 

Jay Parini is a poet, novelist, biographer, and critic. He is the author of over 20 books, ranging from poetry and non-fiction to biographies as well as collections of essays. He has edited numerous books, including The Columbia Anthology, The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature, and the Norton Book of American Autobiography. He lives in Weybridge, Vermont, where he has been on the faculty at Middlebury College since 1982.

 

 

Elizabeth Powell is the author of The Republic of Self and winner of the New Issues Prize in Poetry. She is the Co-Editor of the Green Mountains Review and is a professor at Johnson State College.

 

 

 

 

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By Greg Delanty (Editor), Michael Matto (Editor), Seamus Heaney (Foreword by)
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 9th, 2012

Featuring 123 all-new translations by seventy-four of our most celebrated poets, "this brilliant anthology infuses new vigor into Old English poetry" (Library Journal). Presented in an authoritative bilingual edition, The Word Exchange is as fascinating and multivocal as the original literature it translates.

"Anyone who has been put off Anglo-Saxon poetry because of the stiffness or academese of older translations will discover much to enjoy in The Word Exchange." - Michael Dirda, Washington Post

"The editors and translators . . . have unlocked the word hoard here, and have made us see this rich legacy with fresh eyes." - Michael Wood, Financial Times


Mike DeSanto, owner of Phoenix Books in Burlington and Essex, announced that all through the fall, Phoenix Books is “going local” with Wind Ridge Publishing, (WRP).

"Wind Ridge is an interesting and very Vermont-based company located in Shelburne,” commented DeSanto. “Phoenix Books greatly admires what this publisher is doing and we want to do everything we can to help this venture succeed. So, in the month of November on four successive Thursday nights and two Saturday evenings, Phoenix Books in Burlington will showcase a Wind Ridge author and happily provide them a platform to present their works.”

WRP authors are all local residents – however, their books reflect a broad range of issues, experience, and global interests – from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ Rick Peyser and Bill Mares’ in Brewing Change, Peyser’s personal account of social responsibility and the lives of coffee farmers, to Vermont wildlife rehabilitator Helena Nicolay’s Squirrel Diaries and Shelburne veterinarian Dr. Steven Metz’s book, Exotic Tails. Other featured WRP releases include VPR commentaries from the Executive Director of the Vermont Humanities Council, Peter Gilbert’s I Was Thinking and Paul Boisvert’s photo essays in his coffee table book, Burlington ~ A Sense of Place.

“There is something for nearly every book lover,” said DeSanto. “They will make fabulous holiday gifts, especially when personally autographed and inscribed by the authors. I see this as a unique kind of partnership, where a bookstore commits heavily to the books of one publisher. As we move forward, Phoenix Books anticipates being a kind of home bookstore for many of the authors Wind Ridge will publish.”

Lin Stone, managing editor of Wind Ridge Publishing’s book division commented, “This collaboration truly is an effort to build a platform of support for local writers and local economies. Wind Ridge is an independently and locally owned publishing house, and it strives to make known the unique voices of Vermonters; Phoenix Books is a locally owned independent purveyor that helps us to put those Vermonters’ books into readers’ hands. It doesn’t get much more “Buy Local” than that.”


Event Dates include:
Thursday, October 25th at 7pm: Travels in the World of Ideas with Peter Gilbert
Thursday, November 1st at 7pm: Brewing Change with Bill Mares and Rick Peyser
Thursday, November 8th at 7pm: The Squirrel Diaries with Astrid Helena Nicolay
Saturday, November 10th at 7pm: Exotic Tails with Dr. Steven Metz
Thursday, November 15th at 7pm: Burlington: A Sense of Place with Paul Boisvert
Saturday, November 17th at 7pm: Musings of a Vermont Nutritionist with Dr. Lyn Carew

All events take place at Phoenix Books Burlington, located at 191 Bank Street in Burlington, Vermont, and are free and open to the public.  Copies of featured titles will be available for attendees to purchase and have signed. For more information, please call 802-448-3350 or visit www.phoenixbooks.biz.

Join Dr. Lyn Carew to sift the wheat from the chaff of nutritional facts, fads, and fiction and take a well-informed and sensible approach to healthy foods and vitamins.

University of Vermont Professor Lyn Carew has compiled his informative, humorous, and engaging newspaper columns into a new book, Musings of a Vermont Nutritionist, A to Z: Antioxidants to Zinc. Carew has been touted by students and colleagues as “one of the very best nutrition educators in the country” and during his 42 years at the University of Vermont “he earned the teaching award so many times that a rule was made that a faculty member could only receive the recognition once.” Additionally, Carew has received the prestigious Kidder award and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s Vermont Professor of the Year award.

Lyndon B. Carew, Jr., PhD. received his education in nutrition, biochemistry, and endocrinology at Cornell University. Carew has held positions at the University of Vermont as Professor of Nutrition and Food Sciences and Professor of Animal Science since 1969. During his 42 years of teaching, Carew has received every teaching award possible including the most prestigious Kidder Award. He has also received two national teaching awards from the USDA and from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. In 1999, he was named Vermont Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Carew lives in Shelburne, Vermont and has two grown daughters, Leslie and Audre.

This is part of a series of events with Wind Ridge Publishing authors taking place at Phoenix Books Burlington this fall. WRP authors are all local residents; however, their books reflect a broad range of issues, experience, and global interests—from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ Rick Peyser and Bill Mares’ in Brewing Change, Peyser’s personal account of social responsibility and the lives of coffee farmers, to Vermont wildlife rehabilitator Helena Nicolay’s Squirrel Diaries and Shelburne veterinarian Dr. Steven Metz’s book, Exotic Tails. Other featured WRP releases include VPR commentaries from the Executive Director of the Vermont Humanities Council, Peter Gilbert’s I Was Thinking and Paul Boisvert’s photo essays in his coffee table book, Burlington ~ A Sense of Place.

 

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Published: Wind Ridge Publishing, Inc. - October 1st, 2010

It’s the long-awaited return of James Kochalka’s massively influential and deceptively ambitious autobiography, American Elf. Every day of his life is captured in a single comic strip, sometimes profound and sometimes silly, but always full of the earnest Kochalka passion that led Hi-Fructose to call him “an unrelenting force, sure to solve the oncoming energy crisis,” and earned him the title of Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont.

In Kochalka's latest collection, spanning the years 2008-2011, James becomes Laureate, celebrates American Elf’s 10th year, pitches a TV show to Hollywood, releases a GameBoy album, travels to France, creates his own video game, considers quitting the strip, plays everything from Lego Star Wars to Skyrim, digs deeper into his psyche, and kind of causes himself to have a nervous breakdown. Meanwhile Eli starts elementary school and starts a band, Oliver learns to walk and talk (and sing), James & Amy celebrate 15 years of marriage, and the family adopts a new cat, Nooko!

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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 31st, 2012

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ISBN: 9781603090162
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - December 9th, 2008

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Published: Top Shelf Productions - March 13th, 2007

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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 1st, 2004

Explore the Queen City from every perspective, when photographer Paul O. Boisvert visits Phoenix Books Burlington.

Burlington, Vermont:  A Sense of Place is a visual tour through the four seasons in one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world. Throughout the years, photographer Paul O. Boisvert has captured the city in many ways: from the air, water, and land. Some of these photographs were taken on assignment for different magazines or newspapers such as the New York Times, but most were taken while roaming around Burlington looking for new angles and perspectives.

“Paul O. Boisvert sees the Queen City like no other photographer—he lives on Lake Champlain and has covered just about every inch of Burlington while looking through his camera’s viewfinder. This is a keepsake for all who love Vermont’s biggest city. ”  – Joe Healy, Former Editor-in-Chief, Vermont Magazine

Paul O. Boisvert was born, raised, and lives in Shelburne, Vermont. His love of photography began when he was eight years old and his father gave him a Hero Imperial 120 camera. This infatuation continued throughout his school years, and after graduating Boisvert established a freelance photography business. Over the course of his career, Boisvert has come to be acclaimed as one of Vermont’s most highly regarded photographers. His professional work has included publications such as The New York Times, Vermont Life magazine, Vermont Magazine, SKI magazine, Best of Burlington magazine, and many commercial clients as well. Boisvert’s travels have taken him all over the world, but Vermont and Lake Champlain always call him back home.

This is part of a series of events with Wind Ridge Publishing authors taking place at Phoenix Books Burlington this fall. WRP authors are all local residents; however, their books reflect a broad range of issues, experience, and global interests—from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ Rick Peyser and Bill Mares’ in Brewing Change, Peyser’s personal account of social responsibility and the lives of coffee farmers, to Vermont wildlife rehabilitator Helena Nicolay’s Squirrel Diaries and Shelburne veterinarian Dr. Steven Metz’s book, Exotic Tails. Other featured WRP releases include VPR commentaries from the Executive Director of the Vermont Humanities Council, Peter Gilbert’s I Was Thinking and Paul Boisvert’s photo essays in his coffee table book, Burlington ~ A Sense of Place.

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Published: Wind Ridge Publishing, Inc. - September 1st, 2011

More than ninety percent of the electricity we use to light our communities, and nearly all the energy we use to run our cars, heat our homes, and power our factories comes from large, centralized, highly polluting, nonrenewable sources of energy.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

In Power from the People, energy expert Greg Pahl explains how American communities can plan, finance, and produce their own local, renewable energy that is reliable, safe, and clean. Pahl uses examples from around the nation and the world to explore how homeowners, co-ops, nonprofits, governments, and businesses are already putting power in the hands of local communities through distributed energy programs and energy-efficiency measures.

“Energy is at the heart of our 21st century economic-ecological crisis, but most writing on the subject is suffused either with immobilizing anticipation of doom or giddy wishful thinking. Here at last is a genuinely helpful energy book, one that’s realistic and practical. If you want to actually do something about our energy future, here is where to start.”
—Richard Heinberg, senior fellow, Post Carbon Institute; author, The End of Growth

Greg Pahl is the author of numerous books on energy and also writes for Mother Earth News and various other publications on biodiesel, wind power, wood heat, solar energy, heat pumps, electric cars, and a wide range of other topics related to living in a post-carbon world. Pahl has been involved in environmental issues for more than twenty-five years. In the 1970s he lived off the grid in a home in Vermont with a wind turbine atop an 80-foot tower that provided for his electrical needs. He is a founding member of the Vermont Biofuels Association as well as the Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op. Pahl attended the University of Vermont and was a military intelligence officer in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He lives in Weybridge, Vermont.

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By Greg Pahl, Van Jones (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781603584098
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - August 13th, 2012

The health effects of short-term, high-level radioactive contamination are fairly well known, but what are the health effects of long-term, low-level exposure? While scientists and physicists continue to debate the topic, one fact is certain: there is no safe level of exposure to plutonium. Even one millionth of a gram, which is easily inhaled, is potentially lethal. And too many of us are at risk of exposure to this or other radioactive substances. Join Kristen Iversen for a shocking account of the government’s sustained attempt to conceal the effects of the toxic and radioactive waste released by Rocky Flats, and of local residents’ vain attempts to seek justice in court.

Kristen Iversen’s haunting new book, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, skillfully combines investigative journalism with personal memoir. Drawing on extensive interviews, FBI and EPA documents, and class-action testimony, along with her own experiences growing up just miles from Rocky Flats, Iversen presents a full picture about a childhood lived in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and—unknown to those who lived there—tainted with invisible deadly particles of plutonium.

"The fight over Rocky Flats was and is a paradigmatic American battle, of corporate and government power set against the bravery and anger of normal people. This is a powerful and beautiful account, of great use to all of us who will fight the battles that lie ahead." --Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Eaarth

"In this powerful work of research and personal testimony, Iversen chronicles the story of America’s willfully blinkered relationship to the nuclear weapons industry through the haunting experience of her own family in Colorado…The grief was ongoing, as Iversen renders in her masterly use of the present tense, conveying tremendous suspense and impressive control of her material." --Publishers Weekly (starred)

Kristen Iversen grew up in Arvada, Colorado, near the Rocky Flats nuclear weaponry facility and received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Denver. She is director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Memphis and editor-in-chief of The Pinch, an award-winning literary journal. She is also the author of Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth, winner of the Colorado Book Award for Biography and the Barbara Sudler Award for Nonfiction. Iversen has two sons and currently lives in Memphis.  Visit her online at www.kristeniversen.com.

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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - June 5th, 2012

Steven Metz, D.V.M. has countless stories to tell with a cast of unforgettable characters: circus animals such as Princess, a Bengal tiger with hepatitis, and Anna Mae, an elephant with conjunctivitis; a boa constrictor caught napping in an acoustic guitar; a hypothermic ferret found in a freezer, and of course, a regular parade of curious dogs, frightened kitties, injured birds, and sickly fish.

His new book Exotic Tails shares the humorous, dreadful, and heartwarming stories of one man’s dogged determination to follow his dreams. Dr. Metz recounts his unlikely journey from young boy frightened of even a fluffy puppy to skilled and compassionate veterinarian treating an exotic, domestic, and wild medley of animals. 10 percent of net profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Humane Society of Chittenden County.

Steven B. Metz has been a veterinary practitioner for forty-two years—thirty-eight of them in Shelburne, Vermont. He works with both companion and exotic animals. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in 1961, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Guelph, Ontario. As a consequence of a lifelong fascination with the world of birds and wildlife, he has devoted much of his career to the study and care of non-traditional animal companions. He lives in Shelburne with his wife Connie, and although retired from active practice, he continues his studies and assists other practitioners interested in this absorbing field.

This is part of a series of events with Wind Ridge Publishing authors taking place at Phoenix Books Burlington this fall. WRP authors are all local residents; however, their books reflect a broad range of issues, experience, and global interests—from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ Rick Peyser and Bill Mares’ in Brewing Change, Peyser’s personal account of social responsibility and the lives of coffee farmers, to Vermont wildlife rehabilitator Helena Nicolay’s Squirrel Diaries and Shelburne veterinarian Dr. Steven Metz’s book, Exotic Tails. Other featured WRP releases include VPR commentaries from the Executive Director of the Vermont Humanities Council, Peter Gilbert’s I Was Thinking and Paul Boisvert’s photo essays in his coffee table book, Burlington ~ A Sense of Place.

 

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Published: Wind Ridge Books - June 27th, 2012

Join long-time Vermont resident Astrid Helena Nicolay for an evening of wit, wisdom, and action-packed tales about squirrels from her adventures as a wildlife rehabilitator.

By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, informative and keenly observant, Astrid Helena Nicolay’s new book The Squirrel Diaries invites you to laugh out loud, learn something new about the creatures in your every day world, and think twice about the role compassion plays in what it means to be human.

Astrid Helena Nicolay was born in Venezuela. She spent her childhood in South and Central America, and her pre-college years in Sweden. She attended Georgetown University and St. Michael’s College in Vermont. She speaks Spanish, Swedish, French, German, and Russian. After settling in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, she became a licensed wildlife rehabilitator with a special fondness for squirrels. Since 1999, she holds a federal and a Vermont state permit and is the director of NorthStream Wildlife Rehabilitation, a facility that currently admits more than one hundred wild animal patients each year. Nicolay’s wildlife rescue efforts have been featured in the local television evening news, the Burlington Free Press, and on Vermont Public Television’s Outdoor Journal. Nicolay lives in Monkton, Vermont with her husband Bill and their many furred and feathered friends.

This is part of a series of events with Wind Ridge Publishing authors taking place at Phoenix Books Burlington this fall. WRP authors are all local residents; however, their books reflect a broad range of issues, experience, and global interests—from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ Rick Peyser and Bill Mares’ in Brewing Change, Peyser’s personal account of social responsibility and the lives of coffee farmers, to Vermont wildlife rehabilitator Helena Nicolay’s Squirrel Diaries and Shelburne veterinarian Dr. Steven Metz’s book, Exotic Tails. Other featured WRP releases include VPR commentaries from the Executive Director of the Vermont Humanities Council, Peter Gilbert’s I Was Thinking and Paul Boisvert’s photo essays in his coffee table book, Burlington ~ A Sense of Place.

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Published: Wind Ridge Publishing, Inc. - October 1st, 2012

Join us for an evening of story with Megan Mayhew Bergman, a local author and rising star at Simon & Schuster. Her new book is entitled Birds of a Lesser Paradise

Exploring the way our choices and relationships are shaped by the menace and beauty of the natural world, Megan Mayhew Bergman's powerful and heartwarming collection captures the surprising moments when the pull of our biology becomes evident, when love or fear collides with good sense, or when our attachment to an animal or wild place can't be denied. In "Housewifely Arts," a single mother and her son drive hours to track down an African gray parrot that can mimic her deceased mother's voice. A population-control activist faces the conflict between her loyalty to the environment and her maternal desire in "Yesterday's Whales." And in the title story, a lonely naturalist allows an attractive stranger to lead her and her aging father on a hunt for an elusive woodpecker. As intelligent as they are moving, the stories in Birds of a Lesser Paradise are alive with emotion, wit, and insight into the impressive power that nature has over all of us. This extraordinary collection introduces a young writer of remarkable talent.

Megan Mayhew Bergman grew up in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and attended Wake Forest University. She has graduate degrees from Duke University and Bennington College. Her stories have appeared in the 2010 New Stories from the South, Ploughshares, Oxford American, One Story, Narrative, PEN American, The Kenyon Review, Shenandoah, Gulf Coast, Greensboro Review, and elsewhere. She lives on a small farm in Vermont with her veterinarian husband, two daughters, four dogs, four cats, a horse, goats, and chickens.

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ISBN: 9781451643367
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Published: Scribner Book Company - November 6th, 2012

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