Vermont Humanities
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Andy Kolovos

Andy Kolovos is the Associate Director and Archivist of the Vermont Folklife Center. He has conducted ethnographic and oral history research in Vermont since 2002, and has a deep interest in the use of comics as a medium for collaborative documentary work.

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Marek Bennett

Marek Bennett makes and teaches comics and music in New Hampshire, USA, and the world beyond. His comics work includes the graphic novel series, “The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby,” as well as drawing, translating, and editing for “The Most Costly Journey” (2021).

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Shanta Lee

Shanta Lee is the 2020 recipient of the Arthur Williams Award for Meritorious Service to the Arts and was named as Diode Editions’ full-length book contest winner for her debut poetry compilation, GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak in Woke Tongues.

Meg Mott

Meg Mott

After twenty years of teaching political theory and constitutional law to Marlboro College undergraduates, Meg Mott has taken her love of argument to the general public.

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Damian Costello

Damian Costello specializes in the intersection of Catholic theology, Indigenous spiritual traditions, and colonial history. He is an international expert on the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk.

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Phil Holland

After returning to Vermont in 2014, Phil self-published a booklet on Robert Frost’s years in Bennington County, as well as a general-interest book on the Battle of Bennington and the Bennington Monument.

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Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins received a BA in Literature from UMass Boston. Recently he has been teaching seminars on Whitman, Hardy, Shakespeare, Frost, and Contemporary Poetry at various locations, in addition to performing.