The Sundog Poetry Center Presents a Summer Afternoon of Art, Music and Poetry at Next Stage Arts on Sunday, July 3rd

The Sundog Poetry Center is thrilled to announce a summer afternoon of art, music and poetry, our signature AMP event, featuring poetry by Rage Hezekiah, Kerrin McCadden, and Partridge Boswell, music by Los Lorcas, and visual art by Liz Hawkes deNiord.

Rage Hezekiah is a Cave Canem, Ragdale, and MacDowell Fellow who earned her MFA from Emerson College. She is a recipient of the Saint Botolph Emerging Artist Award and she serves as Interviews Editor at The Common. Her forthcoming collection, Yearn, is a 2021 Diode Editions Book Contest winner. She is the author of Unslakable (Paper Nautilus Press, 2019) and Stray Harbor (Finishing Line Press, 2019). Rage’s poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, The Cincinnati Review, The Colorado Review, and many other journals and anthologies. You can find more of her work at

Kerrin McCadden is the author of American Wake, finalist for the New England Book Award and the Vermont Book Award, and Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes, winner of the Vermont Book Award and the New Issues Poetry Prize, as well as the chapbook Keep This to Yourself, winner of the Button Poetry Prize. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award, McCadden is associate poetry editor at Persea Books and teaches at the Center for Technology, Essex. She lives in South Burlington, Vermont.

A troubadour of Roma and Luso-Sephardi descent, Partridge Boswell is the author of the Grolier Poetry Prize-winning collection Some Far Country. His poems have recently surfaced in Poetry, Gettysburg Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Salmagundi, The American Poetry Review, Plume, Prairie Schooner, Rattle and The Moth. Co-founder of Bookstock Literary Festival, he teaches at Vallum Society for Education in Arts & Letters in Montreal and serves as an advisory trustee of the Grolier Poetry Foundation.

LOS LORCAS: Poetry in Concert. Celebrating their new release Last Night in America, poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up. Los Lorcas blur boundaries between spoken word and song, weaving poetry with Andalusian ballads, blues, rock, folk, reggae, hip hop, Americana and jazz in pursuit of the cante jondo (deep song) Federico Garcia Lorca so ardently championed.

Liz Hawkes deNiord paints color as saturated light infused into large abstract art. Her early influences in surrealism, cubism and eastern philosophies evolved into her own distinctly recognizable works thickly layered with paint and scraped to reveal dazzling pentimentos. After teaching 27 years in Vermont as well as 11 years in Virginia, Connecticut, Iowa, Liz and her poet husband Chard deNiord now live in the woods of Westminster West where she paints and in warm weather works with clay (with glazing as three dimensional painting). Liz shows her work regionally and nationally. A range of her work can be found at her website

Next Stage serves southeastern Vermont as a regional cultural hub, arts producer, and instigator of meaningful cultural experiences. Founded in 2010 as a nonprofit organization, Next Stage Arts is a transformative, community-centered project dedicated to revitalizing Putney’s cultural and economic village center through excellence in arts programming valuing diversity as a springboard for nurturing community.

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