Burt Porter Sings at Bread&Puppet


Poets Burt Porter and Lindsay Knowlton will present a poetry reading on Sunday, August 5th at 5:45 after our Circus&Pageant, in the Paper Maché Cathedral behind the B&P Museum.

Burt taught English at Lyndon Institute for many years and was head of the English Department there. His poems are in traditional rhythm-and-rhyming style, include many sonnets, and cover a broad range of subjects from country living skills and hardships to classical mythology, from Northeast Kingdom nature and seasons to Shakespeare’s legacy.
Burt has published six books of poetry, the latest in 2014 is “Rhymes from the North Country”. An accomplished musician on guitar, fiddle and banjo, Burt set many of his poems and the poetry of others to music, performing at fairs and festivals all over Vermont. For over forty years he has played at Bread&Puppet’s Museum Open House, and given poetry readings solo and with poets Galway Kinnell and Lindsay Knowlton.

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