Verandah Porche

Poet · Mentor · Scribe

For forty years, based on a farm in Vermont,
I've made a living stringing words together.
I wanted my life to be a poem.
Later, I wanted yours, as well.

Neighbors and strangers of all ages
searching the commonplace for awe,
welcome to my virtual home.

samples of original poetry with annotations
fresh poems for life's moments and milestones
creating collaborative "told poems" and "shared narratives" releasing and preserving eloquent unheard voices
nurturing the search for words to match our visions in schools, workshops, and community settings
sharing poems both spoken and sung, collaborating with jazz and classical musicians on site-specific songs and suites