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*DIGITAL* Words in the Woods with Shanta Lee Gander

July 14
7:00 pm

Vermont Humanities Digital Channels
Poet Shanta Lee Gander leaning against a tree
Please note: due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this event will be held on the Digital Programs portion of our website, our Facebook page, and our YouTube channel.

In this virtual presentation, poet Shanta Lee Gander visits Sweet Pond State Park in Guilford, Vermont.

About Shanta Lee Gander

Shanta Lee Gander of Brattleboro’s work has appeared in PRISM, ITERANT Literary Magazine, Palette Poetry, BLAVITY, DAME Magazine, The Crisis Magazine, and the Ms. Magazine Blog. 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.

She is an MFA candidate in Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has an MBA from the University of Hartford and an undergraduate degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality from Trinity College. To see Shanta Lee’s photography and writing, visit

Thanks to Vermont State Parks and the Vermont Arts Council for their support of Words in the Woods! Words in the Woods events are generously sponsored by a Northeast Kingdom donor in honor of poet Judy Chalmer.


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