Geof Hewitt

PO Box 51Calais, VT 056480051
Phone: 
802-223-7819

Author's Bio

I've been writing and publishing poems (since 1965) and teaching for a living. I hope the language of my poems is conversational, heightened only by a lucky image or cherished surprise. The Perfect Heart, my book of selected poems from Mayapple (2010), reflects that hope. I do not write "slam" poems, but I brag that I am Vermont's reigning poetry-slam champion (since 2004, the last year Vermont held a sanctioned championship). I won by just one-tenth of a point. I visit schools and libraries throughout New England with workshops for all ages above 7, sometimes just writing workshops, sometimes connected to or involving a slam.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Only What's Imagined
(Kumquat Press,
2000)
Just Worlds
(Ithaca House,
1989)
The Perfect Heart: Selected & New Poems
(Mayapple Press,
2010)
Prizes: 
Academy of American Poets College Prize, 1966; project Support grants from the Vermont Arts Council, 1999, 2004.

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Other
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English

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Listing last updated: December 1, 2013.