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Sydney Lea

Poetry

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Catalog Number: 20150807, 20140425

Vermont Poet Laureate (2011-2015), Sydney Lea is the author of over a dozen books of poetry, essays, and fiction, including three books published in 2013: I Was Thinking of Beauty, A North Country Life: Tales of Woodsmen, Waters, and Wildlife, and Growing Old in Poetry: Two Poets, Two Lives with Fleda Brown. The winner of the 1998 Poets Prize and a finalist for the Pulitzer in 2000, Lea is known as the co-founder of New England Review. In this public reading at the Writers Series sponsored by the literary magazine, Pleiades, at the University of Central Missouri, Lea talks about the impact of New England, the natural world, and the works of the first Vermont Poet Laureate Robert Frost on his writing.

| Subject Matter: Robert Frost, Vermont, Nature | Interview Year: 2014 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Poet Laureate of Vermont, Poets' Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts |

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Shayla Lawson & Jermaine Thompson

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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