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A reading by 2 up-and-coming student poets

Today’s show featured student-poets Theodora Ziolkowski and Amy Hood, whose credits include publication in literary journals local and national. Theodora is also the first student-poet we feature in The WRUV Reader, our brand-new collection of fiction and poetry by Vermont writers featured on the WRUV airwaves.

Theodora Ziolkowski

Theodora Ziolkowski is a 2012 graduate from the University of Vermont with a degree in English. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Harpur Palate, Prairie Schooner, Gargoyle Magazine, Caesura Magazine, Vantage Point, The Salon, The Burlington Free Press, and Concert at Chopin’s House, an anthology of Polish- American writers. In August 2011 she participated in the Seminar in Advanced Poetry at the Frost Place in Franconia, Vermont. She is the recipient of the UVM English Department’s Benjamin Wainwright Prize for Poetry. A writer of both fiction and poetry, Theodora plans to pursue an M.F.A. in creative writing.

Amy Hood (for whom a photo is, sadly, not available) is a student born in California and New Jersey-bred. She is an English-French double major at the University of Vermont. She enjoys baking at odd hours of the morning, knitting, dying her hair, and the ocean. She started writing at 14, when she made friends with poetry books, parks, and the old maples that fence in her backyard in New Jersey.

For more of Theodora’s writing, check out The WRUV Reader, which is also available on Amazon.com.


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Suzi Wizowaty reads from The Round Barn

Suzi Wizowaty

Suzi Wizowaty

Suzi Wizowaty reads two excerpts from her 2002 novel, The Round Barn, in a show first broadcast on Oct. 22, 2009.

In the first excerpt, a character named David, who has yet to tell the world that he is gay, finds himself falling in love with his high school teacher, Mr. Marcus. In the second excerpt, a character named Tuesday Bailey figures out something on a hunting trip in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

Before and after the reading, the author speaks of her new role as a Vermont state legislator, the unexpected collegiality she’s found among the politicians in Montpelier, and the best way to find the “writing angels” needed to produce great fiction!

Listen to the show.

Read the excerpts as they appeared in Suzi’s book.

Visit the author’s legislative blog.

Suzi Wizowaty is the author of the children’s novel A Tour of Evil (Philomel, 2005) and novel for adults, The Round Barn (Hardscrabble Books, 2002), a BookSense 76 pick.  She has won a Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award for an earlier novel for children as well as grants from the Vermont Arts Council and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Wizowaty has worked as a reporter, editor, bookseller, librarian, teacher and non-profit administrator. Currently she teaches writing at Champlain, St. Michael’s and Burlington colleges and leads occasional book discussions for the Vermont Humanities Council in libraries, hospitals and prisons.

In 2008, she ran for the Vermont House of Representatives in the two-member Chittenden-3-5 district, and, as a writer, she frequently blogs about her experience in the legislature.


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