Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Acclaimed poet Leland Kinsey makes appearance at Phoenix Books Rutland

Wednesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. — RUTLAND — On Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m., Phoenix Books Rutland will host acclaimed poet Leland Kinsey for a reading from his new book, “Galvanized.”

This collection of the life work of Vermont poet Leland Kinsey, whom Edward Hoagland called “the genuine article,” ranges from the author’s home in the rugged mountains of northern Vermont to the towering stone lighthouses and highland shielings of his ancestors’ Scotland. Appropriately titled “Galvanized,” this collection draws from seven previous acclaimed works, as well as containing 13 new poems. Kinsey takes readers on travels to the brawling rivers of Labrador, the slopes of Kilimanjaro, the wheat fields and dinosaur digs of Alberta, and the ranchos of the Tex-Mex border. With precise and original images, Kinsey carries readers deep into human history and the natural world that he knows so intimately. With him, readers visit the rough, country ballfields and raw girlie shows of his youth, and experience the endlessly fascinating intricacies of the variety of professions he has known. Kinsey is a poet of the “reaches of the world,” and our place in it. He writes of work, of love and loss, of family and friendship, of joy and sorrow. Always he writes with a hard-earned vision of hope, always straight from his own dauntless heart.

Phoenix Books Rutland is located at 2 Center Street in Rutland, Vermont. This event is free and open to the public, and copies of “Galvanized” will be available to purchase and have signed. For more information, call 802-855-8078 or visit phoenixbooks.biz.

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