Prof. Laird Christensen, (English and environmental studies), presented his talk, "The Idea of Vermont" in Manchester, Vt., on March 24th. The presentation, held in Manchester's new public library, was sponsored by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. In addition, this week the journal Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment published Laird's review of the 2014 book Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder, edited by Chad Wriglesworth
Prof. Mitch LesCarbeau had three poems accepted for publication in The New Laurel Review: "The Immaterial," "Florence," and "On Drugs".
Prof. Laird Christensen (English and Environmental Studies), has published an essay in the Winter 2013 issue of Northern Woodlands. "A Place in Mind" is a regular feature of the magazine, asking regional writers to reflect on their own experiences of inhabiting some portion of the Northern Forest. Laird's essay describes his transition from a Western forest activist, inspired by time alone in remote and rugged wilderness areas, to becoming a new father who finds that he has plenty to learn from the third-growth forests and fields of East Poultney.
Prof. Mitch Lescarbeau (English) recently had a poem titled "Nancy Underwood" accepted for publication by The Bryant Literary Review.
US Department of Education Seal Green Mountain College welcomes journalist and author Jim Sterba for a public presentation Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m. in the Gorge, Withey Hall. His program "Nature Wars" is free and open to the public. The program is based on Sterba's recent book Nature Wars: The Incredible Story of How Wildlife Comebacks Turned Backyards into Battlegrounds, which offers an eye-opening look at how Americans lost touch with the natural landscape, spending 90% of their time indoors where nature arrives via television, films and digital screens. All the while, our well-meaning efforts to protect animals allowed wild populations to burgeon out of control, causing billions of dollars in damage, degrading ecosystems, and touching off disputes that polarized communities. Sterba has worked as a foreign correspondent and national affairs reporter for more than four decades at the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
Prof. Mitch LesCarbeau (English) recently had a poem accepted in the literary magazine Exphrasis, titled "Watching Moby Dick, Loew's State Theater, Providence." Exphrasis is a journal devoted to poems based on other art forms.
Green Mountain College is honored to welcome back poet David Budbill for a special reading tonight, Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in the East Room.
Budbill, who moved to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom as part of the back-to-the-land movement in the 1960’s, has become internationally known for his unmistakable poetic voice which blends a distinctive sense of humor and lessons learned from the cycles of rural life with the compassion and expansive vision of Buddhism – all embedded in the beauty of the Green Mountains.
Budbill’s poems are regularly featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac, and his latest collection of poetry is Happy Life (2012).
In addition to his reading this evening, he will attend a staged reading of his iconic play, "Judevine," at the Tiny Theater at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23.
Prof. Mitch LesCarbeau (English, writing) was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his poem "End of Summer," by The California Quarterly, which recently accepted the poem for publication. The Pushcart Prize is a renowned American literary prize that honors the best "poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot" published in the small presses over the previous year.