An Evening of Poetry with Amy Allen: Mountain Offerings

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
2 Center St
Suite 1
Rutland, VT 05701

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Vermont poet Amy Allen's debut collection of poetry, Mountain Offerings, at Phoenix Books Rutland.

Through interactions with and the examination of the natural world, poems in Mountain Offerings move from a youthful voice to a more experienced one, showing a coming-of-age in partnership, parenthood, loss, and the development of independence and self-awareness. The simplicity, beauty, and peace of the outdoors provides an ideal vehicle through which this poet explores complex human emotions. From the poem “January in Vermont”:

The stars always shine brightest
on the coldest of days,
a reward just for making it.

Mountain Offerings is accessible, honest, poignant, and—rooted in nature and the natural world—earthly.

Amy Allen studied English literature and creative writing at Skidmore College and at Drew University. Her work has been published in a variety of literary journals including Pine Row Press, West Trade Review, and The Write Launch, and her poetry chapbook, Mountain Offerings, will be released in April of 2024 with Rootstock Publishers. She lives in Shelburne, Vermont, with her husband and children, as well as a fiercely independent husky and a perpetually starving chocolate lab. She owns All of the Write Words, a freelance writing/editing business and serves as her town’s Poet Laureate, a position that includes outreach work with local schools and organizations.

DATE:  Tuesday, April 23rd, 6:30 pm. (This was originally scheduled for April 4th but was postponed due to weather.)

LOCATION:  Phoenix Books Rutland, 2 Center Street, downtown Rutland

ADMISSION:  This event is free and open to all.  Advance registration is helpful, but not required.  Please register below.

BOOKS: Signed copies of Mountain Offerings will be available at the event. Can't make it to the event but still want to purchase a signed, personalized copy? Click HERE. Copies will be available after the event on April 4th. If you ordered a book for store pick up, we will contact you as soon as it's ready. If you ordered a book with shipping, please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery.