Join Vermont’s Poet Laureate, Chard deNiord at Putney Library on Tuesday, November 13th at 7pm. He will read from and discuss his newest collection of interviews with poets, I Would Lie to You If I Could. He will also read his poetry.
Chard deNiord is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Interstate, (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) and The Double Truth (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011). He is also the author of two books of interviews with American poets: Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Staple Songs, Conversations and Reflections on Contemporary American Poetry (Marick Press 2011). His subjects in this book include Galway Kinnell, Maxine Kumin, Robert Bly, Jack Gilbert, Ruth Stone, Donald Hall, Lucille Clifton. His second book of interviews titled, I Would Lie To You If I Could appeared this July from University of Pittsburgh Press and include Galway Kinnell, Jane Hirshfield, Carolyn Forche, Martin Esppada, Stephen Kuusisto, Ed Ochester, Peter Everwine, Stephen Sandy, Natasha Trethewey, and Anne Wright, James Wright’s widow, as his subjects. Chard is a professor of English and Creative Writing at Providence College, where he has taught since 1998. He is also a trustee of the Ruth Stone Trust and a board member of Story Preservation Initiative. He lives in Westminster West, Vermont with his wife Liz.
Putney Library is located at 55 Main Street in Putney, VT. This program is free and open to the public.