The WCPA is pleased to present a virtual poetry reading with former Vermont poet laureate Sydney Lea on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm.
To join the meeting, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org ( email ) by noon on the day of the scheduled reading. Put "RSVP Sydney Lea" in the subject line of the email. In the body of the email, include your full name, your email address, and the town of residence. The host will email you a Zoom link no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Click that link a few minutes before 7 p.m., and you’ll be ready to go!
Sydney Lea was the Poet Laureate of Vermont from 2011-2015. He has written thirteen collections of poetry. Lea has received fellowships from the Rockefeller, Fulbright and Guggenheim Foundations, and has taught across the globe. His stories, poems, essays and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and many other periodicals, as well as in more than fifty anthologies.
Lea has been described as “a man in the woods with his head full of books, and a man in books with his head full of woods.” His affection for story, moreover, an affection derived in no small measure from men and women elders in New England, colors his poetry, just as a relish for the musical properties of the word colors his prose.