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Upcoming Events

  • America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic

    Tuesday, December 01 at 7:00 pm

    In this urgent outpouring of American voices, our poets speak to us as they shelter in place, addressing our collective fear, grief, and hope from eloquent and diverse individual perspectives. Moderated by Alice Quinn, this event features readings by contributors Didi Jackson, Major Jackson, Jay Parini, and Dennis Nurkse.

    About Together in a Sudden Strangeness:  As the novel coronavirus and its devastating effects began to spread in the United States and around the world, Alice Quinn reached out to poets across the country to see if, and what, they were writing under quarantine. Moved and galvanized by the response, the onetime New Yorker poetry editor and recent former director of the Poetry Society of America began collecting the poems arriving in her inbox, assembling this various, intimate, and intricate portrait of our suddenly altered reality. In these pages, we find poets grieving for relatives they are separated from or recovering from illness themselves, attending to...

  • A Virtual Book Discussion

    Thursday, December 03 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books welcomes photographer Kevin Bubriski to our Zoom Channel for a discussion of his latest book, Our Voices, Our Streets:  American Protests 2001-2011.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The American street has always been the ultimate public venue for political and cultural expression. This collection of images by Kevin Bubriski covers a decade of American street protest that began on January 20, 2001 with the inauguration of George W. Bush and ended with Occupy Wall Street in October of 2011.

    The crowds in the street at the 2001 inauguration made it clear America was at a difficult and defining moment after a contentious election. Following the inauguration of 2001 and the tragedy of 9/11, the American streets- as they have been since the country's founding-became the setting for numerous memorials and vigils, parades, and protests.

    These photographs chronicle events in New York, Washington, D.C., and Vermont. The gatherings were large and sometimes small, and in both cases usually unnoticed by the mainstream media. These street portraits show a...

  • Prisoner of Hope

    Tuesday, December 08 at 7:00 pm

    Phoenix Books is honored to host an evening with Yvonne Daley to celebrate the release of her latest collection of poetry, Prisoner of Hope.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:  The morning after the 2016 election, after a nearly 20-year hiatus from writing poetry, the award-winning journalist Yvonne Daley awoke to a poem already forming in her brain. In the intervening years, poetry has been her outlet and her solace

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Yvonne Daley is a journalist, book author, educator, publisher, and director of a writers’ conference in Vermont. In her writing, she has concentrated on issues at the heart of what it is to be living on this beautiful planet: the environment, creativity, human rights, community, war and peace, resilience, and healing. These subjects are always in context with the human story as she employs real people’s stories to illustrate, for example, a community’s response to devastation in the wake of a tropical storm or a young athlete’s disabling head...

  • Once Upon a Winter Day

    Saturday, December 12 at 11:00 am

    Check back soon for more details!

  • Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 pm

    Virtually appear to read and/or to listen. Those interested in reading can sign up at the beginning of the meeting, via the Zoom Chat Box feature. 

    ABOUT THE EVENT HOST: Bianca Amira Zanella is a Vermont-based performance poet, paper artist, and events coordinator, as well as the Poet-in-Residence at Phoenix Books Rutland. Zanella’s poems have most recently appeared in The Rutland Herald, The Mountain Troubadour, and The Reverie. In 2019, Bianca acted as Wellness Coordinator for the Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam (FEMS) tournament based in Cambridge, MA, and founded “Infinite Lit: a night of spoken word poetry,” co-producing this series alongside Michael Kingsbury around Rutland County. In 2020, Bianca founded and is the owner of The Paper Poet, offering healing poetic experiences. 


  • with Nancy Richardson and Sue Burton

    Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00 pm

    Check back soon for more details!