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Sat, Aug 10


Coolidge State Park

Words in the Woods with Major Jackson

Words in the Woods with Major Jackson
Words in the Woods with Major Jackson

Time & Location

Aug 10, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Coolidge State Park, Coolidge State Park Rd, Plymouth, VT 05056, USA

About the event

Our seasonal “Words in the Woods” program allows Vermonters and visitors to enjoy our state’s natural beauty while listening to and reading literature in the outdoors.

This year, we look forward to joining five Vermont poets in-person at different Vermont State Parks. Join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of Vermont State Parks by registering for a program today!

Thank you for the support of the Vermont Humanities and the Vermont Arts Council.

Join us for a morning of poetry with Major Jackson. Vermont Humanities will cover the entry fee for the park, so feel free to explore the wilderness after the event.

Major Jackson is the author of six books of poetry, including Leaving Saturn (2002), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for a first book of poems. He has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and has been honored by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts and the Witter Bynner Foundation in conjunction with the Library of Congress. He has published poems and essays in American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, Orion Magazine, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry London, and World Literature Today. Major Jackson lives in Nashville, Tennessee where he is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University.


Entrance to the park will be covered by Vermont Humanities. Please register in advance to attend this in-person program. Families camping at or otherwise visiting the parks will be able to join the presentations without advance registration.

Register to attend this event.


This is an accessible event. It takes place in a pavilion located a short distance from a parking lot, along a paved road. Please contact us at for information on disability services.

To request a specific accommodation for this event please contact us by Friday, July 26.

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