Every month, the Jeudevine Memorial Library hosts a reading of local poets at the Memorial building here in Hardwick, VT. My dad, Victor Densmore, is normally the co-host of these events. During the third week of July, however, he will be reading his work as one of the guests of honor.
The reading comes at a good time for both him and fans of his work. His first book, Out of the Hermit’s Meadow and Wood, will be entering a second printing in August and he is hard at work on a second book of 100 or so more poems.
If you’re interested in supporting my dad, or are a fan of good poetry, I encourage you to come out to the reading in Hardwick on July 22nd. It starts at 7 p.m. If you can’t make the reading, then please consider taking a look at his book on lulu.com and helping to support him as a writer. If you’re unable to do that, then feel free to drop a note here or share his book with people you know. He deserves all the readership we can help build for him. I know he’s my dad and some of you will think I’m just saying this, but he really is one of the best poets I’ve ever read.
Within the next couple of weeks, we will be releasing a form for people to pre-order a copy of his second book. All pre-orders will be signed and numbered in the same way he did for his first title. Also, we are looking to broaden the market of his books beyond lulu.com and a handful of local stores. I will be talking about that more in this space soon.