Verandah Porche

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<big>Verandah Porche</big> (born November 7, 1945) is a poet living in Guilford, Vermont.



Biography

Porche (born Linda Jacobs) attended public schools in Teaneck, New Jersey, graduated from Teaneck High School in 1963, and went on to Boston University, graduating in 1968. That same year, with some friends, she founded a commune in southern Vermont called Total Loss Farm where she still lives. Their adventures were chronicled in two books by Ray Mungo: Famous Long Ago, and Total Loss Farm.

Career

Verandah Porche has published two books of poems, "The Body's Symmetry" and "Glancing Off." A new collection,"Sudden Eden," spans work from the last two decades. Porche has published in Ms., The Atlantic, The Village Voice, The New Boston Review and Vermont Organic Farmer, among others. During the past thirty years, she has traveled from her home in rural Vermont, writing with and for people in grange halls and garages, elementary schools and Elderhostels, nursing homes and daycare centers, mansions and soup kitchens, board rooms and basements, homes and jails, literacy programs and colleges. In so doing, Ms. Porche has developed a practice called "told poetry" or shared narratives that enable people who need a writing partner to create, preserve and share personal literature. She has been engaged in residencies at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vermont, and Real Artways in...
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