Author, photographer visits local book store for a reading of his latest book
WILMINGTON- Join Bartleby’s Books for a reading with Jon Meyer, author and photographer of “Love Poems From Vermont: Reflections on an Inner and Outer State,” on Saturday, February 8, at 4:30 pm. This event is part of Wilmington Works’ Snowflake Saturdays in the Village.
The book shows stunning photos and poems from around the Green Mountain State. “Love Poems From Vermont” has been a project that started in 2003 with poems influenced by living in the state of Vermont, seeing its beautiful vistas, its towns, architecture, and above all, its nature. Vermont counts as citizens some of the best poets and writers anywhere. In fact, Vermont has more poets for the size of its population than any other state.
Meyer graduated from the University of Vermont, where he studied poetry with Ghita Pickoff Orth, art with Ed Owre, and learned of Avataric advents. He then pursued grad studies at Rutgers (MFA) and Pratt Institute (MID). His writing has appeared in The Village Voice, ARTnews, ARTS, New Art Examiner, Visions Quarterly, CRITS, Q, Dialog, Art New England, and other publications. As department chair at University of Maryland/Towson U, Meyer led a small team producing a film about one of his students, Dan Keplinger. This film, “King Gimp” won the Oscar at the 2000 academy awards and appeared on HBO numerous times thereafter.
His work has been exhibited in over 60 solo and group exhibitions (including 18 museum exhibitions) and has his work in 20 museum and public collections in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. He has received 12 research grants and sponsored projects, including a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Meyer has served in administrative capacities in academe (department chair, dean, chief development officer). “Love Poems From Vermont” has been published by Brilliant Light Publishing, L3C.
His love for Vermont’s mountain peaks and seasons has inspired him since he was a boy. These helped him discover the inner reaches of Vermont and beyond. The thunderous silence of Vermont woods in winter is especially uplifting. He has been writing poetry, taking photos, and making art for over 40 years, and lives in Vermont with his wife Deborah.
For more information or to reserve a copy of the book contact Bartleby’s Books at (802) 464-5425 or visit www.myvermontbookstore.com. Bartleby’s Books is located at 17 West Main Street and is open daily.