Welcome to Old Frog Pond Farm's sixth season of plein air poetry! Last year’s Memoir drew our greatest participation yet with 26 poets—and the poems reached new heights of beauty and singularity. It was wonderful to welcome talented new writers as well as event veterans. We are always awed by the quality and diversity of the responses.

This year’s theme is Paths, Tracks, and Trails, and we look forward to the blending of plein air immediacy inspired by the paths, tracks, and trails of the farm with the resonance of our poets' voices, images, and emotions. As usual, the rules are simple: the poems are started en plein air at Old Frog Pond Farm, and the initiating impulse is from the farm's landscape, sculpture, or the poet's experience.

The public is invited to join the poets on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2pm, as we walk together to the sites of inspiration and share our poems. A chapbook of the original poetry will be available at the event.

2018 Poets

Louise Berliner

Zachary Bos

Lucinda Bowen

Polly Brown

Heather Corbally Bryant

Helen Marie Casey

David Davis

Wendy Drexler

Linda Fialkoff

Lynn Horsky

Terry House

Joan Kimball

William Lenderking

Moira Linehan

Greg Lowenberg

Deborah Melone

Franny Osman

Dawn Paul

Cheryl Perreault

Mary Pinard

Carol Prost

Joanne DeSimone Reynolds

Susan Edwards Richmond

Hilary Sallick

Georgia Sassen

Carla Schwartz

bg Thurston

Lynne Viti

Catherine Weber

Mary Zoll

If you have any questions please email susanrichmond@verizon.net. 

This year's chapbook is supported in part by grants from the Acton-Boxborough, Groton, Littleton, and Stow Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.