Ross Thurber debuts his poetry collection 'Pioneer Species' at Mitchell Giddings


BRATTLEBORO — Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts will host the debut of "Pioneer Species," a collection of poetry by Ross Thurber on Sunday, April 29, at 5 p.m. Ross Thurber's poems have appeared in Bloodroot Literary Magazine, Chrysalis Reader, and Vermont Life, and he was awarded an Emily Mason Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in 2012. Ross lives in Brattleboro with his family and owns and operates Lilac Ridge Farm, a third generation organic dairy and diversified hill farm nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains. Pioneer Species is his first book length collection, published by Green Writers Press this year.

Also reading at the talk will be Vermont poets Julia Shipley and James Crews. Julia Shipley's debut collection The Academy of Hay was the winner of the Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2016 Vermont Book Award. James Crews is the author of The Book of What Stays which won the Prairie Schooner Prize in 2011, and Telling My Father, which won the Cowles Prize in 2016.

This event is free and open to the public. Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts is located at 183 Main St.



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