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PoemCity Event: Janet Sylvester and Wendy Call Read Poems and Translations

PoemCity Event: Janet Sylvester and Wendy Call Read Poems and Translations
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Goddard Art Gallery at 54 Main Street, Montpelier, VT


BFA in Creative Writing Faculty Advisor Wendy Call (pictured at right) will read translations from the work of Mexican poets Irma Pineda and Jose Alfredo Escobar Martinez. 

BFA in Creative Writing Program Director Janet Sylvester will read poems from The Mark of Flesh (Norton, 1999) and Breakwater (forthcoming), her most recent books.

This event is free and open to the public and is part of Montpelier, Vermont's 4th Annual PoemCity 2013 event, a celebration of National Poetry Month. PoemCity showcases a text display of contemporary Vermont poetry throughout downtown Montpelier, as well as a month-long schedule of poetry events.


Wendy Call is co-editor of the anthology Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide and author of No Word for Welcome, winner of Grub Street’s National Book Prize for Nonfiction. She translates poetry by indigenous Mexican writers, served as 2011 Artist in Residence at Vermont’s only national park, in Woodstock, and makes her home in Seattle.  She has recently jointed the faculty of the BFA Program in Creative Writing at Goddard.

Janet Sylvester’s first book of poetry, That Mulberry Wine, was published by Wesleyan University Press. Her second book, The Mark of Flesh, came out with W.W. Norton.  Her new book of poems, Breakwater, is under consideration at a number of publishers.   Sylvester’s poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Pushcart Prize Anthology XXVIII; The Best American Poetry; Triquarterly; Boulevard, Harvard Review; Georgia Review; Virginia Quarterly Review, Poetry Daily and many others.  She is a recipient of the Grolier Poetry Prize, a Pen Discovery Award and a Pushcart Prize and has been awarded multiple fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  She directs the low-residency BFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College in Vermont.