Vermont Humanities

Michiko Oishi: Words in the Woods

Osmore Pond 4239 VT RT 232, Marshfield, VT, United States

Michiko Oishi was born in Tokyo, Japan, and has lived in Montpelier since 1997. She has been teaching Japanese language and culture through Champlain College, UVM's Asian Studies Outreach Program and high schools in Central Vermont. Before coming to Vermont, she worked with relief and repatriation programs in Laos, Thailand and Japan for UNHCR and the Japan International Volunteer Center. Her first bilingual Haiku/Tanka book, co-translated with Judy Chalmer, Red Fish Alphabet was published in Tokyo and her second book Deepening Snow was published by Plowboy Press in Vermont.

Geza Tatrallyay: Words in the Woods

Silver Lake State Park 20 State Park Beach Rd, Barnard, VT, United States

With now fifteen published books, Geza is a prolific author of five thrillers, three memoirs, five poetry collections, one short story collection and one children’s picture story book. He has a sixteenth book, another thriller, coming out in August, and has just finished a murder mystery based in Vermont that will be published later this year. His poems, short stories and essays have appeared in various journals throughout the USA and Canada.