Chickadee Chaps & Broads Second Annual
Letterpress Broadside Contest Winner

Chickadee Chaps & Broads is pleased to announce the winner of this year's Vermont Poetry Broadside Contest is David Dillon of East Albany, VT. His poem, "Northeast Kingdom Wind Song" was selected by Vermont Poet, Jody Gladding.

Ms. Gladding said of Dillon's work that she enjoyed how his poem is, "full of the elemental energy that is the storm." Adding that, "I like all its verbs, I like being thrown by the reference to a Costa Rican resort, I like it that the wind is female. As the poem says, 'this song rouses all.'"

The two finalists for the second annual Vermont Poetry Broadside Contest are Arlene Distler of Brattleboro, VT for her poem "Fish Counter," Tom Martin of Franklin, VT for his poem "The Mail Box." Both finalists will receive a copy of this year's winning Broadside.

David Dillon will receive five copies of his signed and numbered limited edition Broadside, handset and letterpress printed at May Day Studio, and illustrated by Vermont Arts Council award-winner Gabriel Tempesta.

Mr. Dillon's broadside will be on public display in downtown Montpelier during the month of April as part of PoemCity's month-long poetry festivities. Copies will be available for purchase at the Drawing Board throughout April 2014 and online while supplies last at Chickadee Chaps & Broads' online store.

As part of CC&B's mission to nurture the work of Vermont Writers Mr. Dillon will receive a complimentary three-night stay at the Writer's Retreat in Craftsbury, Vermont.

Both Jody Gladding and David Dillon will give a reading at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier on April 15th, 2014. Gladding will read from, "Translations From Bark Beetle," her newly released collection from Milkweed Editions, and David Dillon will read his winning poem along with a selection from his first book of poems, "From The Porch."

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Chickadee Chaps and Broads, which sponsored the contest and the upcoming reading, was cofounded by Kelly McMahon and Julia Shipley in 2011. As part of their small spirited effort to promote letterpress printed literature, they'll be offering the Vermont Poetry Broadside contest annually over the next decade to build a Vermont letterpress printed and illustrated broadside archive.  

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