Poetry

D. Avery
Author Pseudonym: D. Avery

Having enjoyed some writing success in fourth grade at Woodbury Graded School, D. Avery has returned to the Land of Lakes and Ponds and returned to writing. D. Avery blogs at Shiftnshake, where she pours flash fiction and shots of poetry for online sampling. She is the author of two books of poems, Chicken Shift and For the Girls. Her latest release, After Ever; Little Stories for Grown Children, is a collection of flash and short fiction. D. Avery tweets ‪‪@daveryshiftn‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‪‪.

Author Physical Address – Street – City / Town – State: Woodbury
Where my books are sold.: My books are available at The Galaxy, Mitchell’s Book Corner, Book Works, and Amazon.

Massive little stories for grown children, mystical, tragic, and occasionally hopeful.
Massive little stories for grown children, mystical, tragic, and occasionally hopeful.

Contemplative poems of crossings, told tongue in beak.
Contemplative poems of crossings, told tongue in beak.

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Address: 10 Averill Street
Barre, Vermont

05641

Author Biography

As a Caregiver, I have experienced many different scenarios of caregiving. As a young boy, I protected a friend with Down Syndrome from bullying daily. I volunteered to help with kids with disabilities in a youth group called STAR and was a US delegate to the Canadian National 4-H Convention. I went to RISD Art School High School program for six years and experienced College for 4 years with no degree. In 1969 I was founder and first director of Camp Happyness and was nominated for the Outstanding Young Men of America Award at Twenty. In 1970 I lived in Brazil and created several programs in the agricultural community in the rural farm area on an IFYE exchange. I was a house worker for a group home in Massachusetts. I worked with a camp for kids with Cancer as a photographer. I was a freelance photographer since my twenties and worked in retail and theater in NYC and was a Visual Display Artist for Bloomingdales, Victory Shirt Co, and many clothing and stationery stores. I worked with the homeless and substance abuse programs and HIV/AIDS Peer Education coordinator in Yonkers. I volunteered at Camp VIVA for families affected by HIV. I was a truck Driver, mill worker, and sales rep. On the board of the Stamford Arts Society and worked as an Educational Technician for several schools in Vermont for twenty-two years. I served on the Community Justice Center Board since 2014 and was Retail Manager for the Non-profit called ReSource. I now work with the mental health agency and have been a PCA for one young man for twenty plus years. My next goal is to continue restoring the 1900 vintage 16 room Victorian and turn it into a respite place for people with TBI. My mission in life is to enjoy it, learn
from it, and leave it better than when I got here.

Author Phone Number: 802-461-9747
Where my books are sold.: Amazon.com

If I Die Before I Wake, A Caregivers Journey by Eli Shaw.  A very timely book, ahead of its time.
If I Die Before I Wake, A Caregivers Journey by Eli Shaw. A very timely book, ahead of its time.
This book was started 25 years ago as a healing method after experiencing the AIDS Pandemic. After realizing how I got there a psychologist friend of mine told me I should write a book. So I did. This book is so relevant to today’s pandemic it is amazing. A great read and inspiring.
Kristina Stykos
Address: PO Box 367 – Chelsea, Vermont
05038
Listing Owner: Kristina Stykos

Kristina Stykos is a writer, music producer, photographer and landscape gardener based in Vermont. Her first poetry book “Ridgerunner: A Hundred Poems from Rural Vermont”, supported in part by the Vermont Community Foundation, was released on Shires Press this year in two editions.

Kristina’s most recent solo album “River of Light” made the #2 slot on County Tracks “Best Vermont Albums of 2019” list, following previous kudos of “Best Songwriter” (2013) and “Best Vermont Album of the Year” (2005) by other media outlets. Kristina’s music and songwriting have been supported by artist residencies at the Ucross Foundation and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, both of Wyoming.

Kristina holds producer credits for upwards of 30 albums featuring diverse artists, and recorded at her rural Pepperbox Studio, using solar, wind & generator power generation exclusively. She dedicates herself to supporting fellow musicians seeking honest self expression and has carved out a distinctive niche in acoustic and roots rock music production on her independent record label, Thunder Ridge Records.

Where my books are sold.: Shires Press Indie Bound, Bear Pond Books

Ridgerunner - paperback [text only]
Ridgerunner – paperback [text only]
Far from the madding crowd, but keenly aware of the dangerous & uncertain world we live in, Kristina Stykos’ poems from rural Vermont uncover “a joy shining through cracked prisms of love, loss and letting go”, exploring from the ground up, what it is to be human. Working as a landscape gardener, while trying to eke out a living as a musician, Stykos’ persistent voice is as singular as it is unsentimental, musing on a hardscrabble existence made transcendent by the nearly indescribable beauty of her wild and remote surroundings. Using language that is conversational and easy to grasp, her poems are at once elegant and dynamic, taking us directly into the heart her daily routines. Whether it’s pruning a gangly rose bush, eating lunch on a truck tailgate, or taking a chance on a muddy & forgotten dirt road, she makes it clear that there is always more to understand and contemplate about this gnarly paradox we call life. “Through Kristina Stykos’ unflinching lens, we harbor fleeting essences of what it means to live indivisibly from the land—its woods, fields, farms, gardens, streams, mountains, backroads, and everything that grows and fades only to grow again—among neighbors, strangers, friends…all who are inescapably at home in it … Savor the art of a true Vermont original whose deeply inhabited renderings encourage us to linger here, as long and often as we like. “ Partridge Boswell

Ridgerunner - hardcover [text & photographs]
Ridgerunner – hardcover [text & photographs]
Far from the madding crowd, but keenly aware of the dangerous & uncertain world we live in, Kristina Stykos’ poems from rural Vermont uncover “a joy shining through cracked prisms of love, loss and letting go”, exploring from the ground up, what it is to be human. Working as a landscape gardener, while trying to eke out a living as a musician, Stykos’ persistent voice is as singular as it is unsentimental, musing on a hardscrabble existence made transcendent by the nearly indescribable beauty of her wild and remote surroundings. Using language that is conversational and easy to grasp, her poems are at once elegant and dynamic, taking us directly into the heart her daily routines. Whether it’s pruning a gangly rose bush, eating lunch on a truck tailgate, or taking a chance on a muddy & forgotten dirt road, she makes it clear that there is always more to understand and contemplate about this gnarly paradox we call life. In this sumptuous, illustrated edition, the author’s own full-color landscape photos have been matched with poems. Working and traveling through lesser known parts of Vermont with a Lumix G2 digital camera always at the ready, her images are intimate and stunning. They carry the mark of a native woods rambler, as well as that of a keen observer of flowers, painting honest portraits of nature’s inner sanctum, caught in precious, fleeting moments of changing light, throughout the seasons. “Through Kristina Stykos’ unflinching lens, we harbor fleeting essences of what it means to live indivisibly from the land—its woods, fields, farms, gardens, streams, mountains, backroads, and everything that grows and fades only to grow again—among neighbors, strangers, friends…all who are inescapably at home in it … Savor the art of a true Vermont original whose deeply inhabited renderings encourage us to linger here, as long and often as we like. “ Partridge Boswell
Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley was born in 1945 in Chicago. He attended suburban
public schools in Arlington Heights, Illinois, before attending
Middlebury College, where he completed his B.A. in political science.
He went on to graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University,
where he earned an M.S. in Management Science and a Ph.D. in political
philosophy. He also studied theology for a year at St. John’s College,
Cambridge University, as an M.A. research student under the tutelage
of the theologian W. Norman Pittenger.

In the fall of 1968 he began teaching at Cleveland’s University
School, an independent college preparatory school for boys. He would
go on to teach history, economics, philosophy and English literature,
while also serving the school as history department chairman, dean of
students, director of the Upper School, and, from 1988 until his
retirement in 2005, Headmaster. In 1995 he was named the founding
president of the International Boys Schools Coalition.

A writer of fiction, poetry, and literary non-fiction, he has
published more than twenty books and several monographs. His essays,
articles and poems have appeared in dozens of literary, scholarly, and
commercial journals, including The New York Times, The Atlantic
Monthly, American Film, Commonweal, America, Orion, and The Christian
Science Monitor and is represented in many literary anthologies For
ten years he taught fiction and non-fiction writing at The Breadloaf
Writers Conference in Vermont, and he continues to teach developing
writers in a variety of settings. Recent work, including work in
progress, draws increasingly from depth psychology and classical
philosophy to illuminate contemporary problems.

He has lectured extensively at universities, schools, and conferences
in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. He is
married to Mary Hawley, a painter and fabric artist. They live in
Ripton, Vermont.

Where my books are sold.: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, independent book stores – Additional books: On My Way Out: A Meditation on Closure, The Source of Longing, Souls in Boxes, I Can Learn From You

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Sean Prentiss

Sean Prentiss is the award winning author of Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave which won the 2015 winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography, the Utah Book Award for Nonfiction, and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for biography. Finding Abbey was also a finalist for both the Vermont and Colorado Book Awards.

His next book is Crosscut: Poems (2020), which is a memoir-in-poems about his time as a trail builder inthe Pacific Northwest.

He is the co-editor of an anthology on the craft of creative nonfiction, entitled The Far Edges of the Fourth Genre, and the co-editor of a forthcoming anthology, entitled the Science of Story: The Brain Behind Creative Nonfiction.

He is also the co-author of Environmental and Nature Writer: A Writers’ Guide and Anthology and the forthcoming Advanced Creative Nonfiction: Writers’ Guide and Anthology.

​He is also the series editor for Bloomsbury’s Writers’ Guide and Anthology textbook series, which has three books in print and multiple books in production.

Author Physical Address – Street – City / Town – State: Woodbury

Crosscut: Poems
Crosscut: Poems

Finding Abbey
Finding Abbey

Env. and Nature Writing
Env. and Nature Writing

The Science of Story
The Science of Story