In Good Company: An Evening with Friends and a Visit from Vermont’s Poet Laureate, Sydney Lea

The Monday before Thanksgiving, folks gathered for refreshments and camaraderie to enjoy UVLT’s photo exhibit at the Norwich Public Library. The hi-light of the evening was a special reading by Vermont’s 2011 Poet Laureate Sydney Lea.

He read a lyrical essay, ‘Snowdust’, from his yet-to-be-published work entitled Now Look. His words brought a poignant presence to the photos and added something special to the evening. If you missed it you may click on the notation below to listen to the reading – introductions by UVLT Board Chair, Bob Wetzel. We hope you enjoy it and have a chance to come visit our exhibit ’25 Years of Land Conservation’ through photos at the Norwich Public Library in November and December.

“Without the efforts of the Upper Valley Land Trust and its staff and supporters…of which I have been one…we have fewer and fewer experiences of the sort I mean to render here.”

Syd Lea, ‘Snowdust’ – A Reading on November 21, 2011

A Note: Since this is an amateur recording you may need to increase your volume for the best clarity, but be aware that sounds in the foreground will be quite loud…watch your ears particularly if you listen with headphones! Thank you & enjoy!