Marjorie Ryerson & Margi Rogal - Poetry Reading

Join Vermont poets Marjorie Ryerson (at left) and Margi Rogal (right) in the shop on Thursday, May 23 at 6pm for a poetry reading. 

A gradutate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Marjorie Ryerson is an award-winning poet, book author, journalist, photographer, and teacher. From 1991 to 2005, she was a professor of journalism and photography at Castleton State College (now Castleton University) and for more than 20 years Ryerson has taught poetry at the New England Young Writers' Conference at Bread Loaf. Prior to teaching, Ryerson worked at various Vermont news outlets. Her 2003 art photography book Water Music, which spawned Ryerson's creation of the Water Music Project (, was internationally recognized. Ryerson will read from her collection, The Views from Mount Hunger, recently published by Green Writers Press of Brattleboro.

An alumnus of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Margi Rogal lives in Hancock with her husband Owen. A Connecticut native, Margaret spent most of her career as a librarian in the Midwest, calling Davenport, Iowa, home, where she and Owen raised two daughters. Margi has published poems in various journals including area favorite Zig Zag Lit Mag, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2019. She will read from her 2022 collection Field Notes, published by North Dakota State University Press. Inspired by notes and letters her twenty-three-year-old grandfather wrote while visiting his uncle’s farm in North Dakota in 1909, Field Notes has been awarded a gold Benjamin Franklin Award, a gold Midwest Book Award, and a bronze IPPY Award. 

Marjorie and Margi will each read for approximately 20 minutes and there will be a Q&A period afterward. Please bring a friend!

Event date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Vermont Book Shop
38 Main St.
Middlebury, VT 05753
The Views from Mount Hunger By Marjorie Ryerson Cover Image
ISBN: 9798986532493
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Green Writers Press - February 14th, 2023

Water Music By Marjorie Ryerson (Editor) Cover Image
By Marjorie Ryerson (Editor)
ISBN: 9780472113385
Availability: Special Order, Hard to Find
Published: University of Michigan Press - August 22nd, 2003

Field Notes By Margaret Rogal, Mike Jacobs (Editor), Mike Jacobs (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margaret Rogal, Mike Jacobs (Editor), Mike Jacobs (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781946163493
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: North Dakota State University Press - June 2nd, 2022

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