Poetry & Performance; a manifesto of sorts by various poets

This publication by the Green Mountain Writers Group (GMWG) in Underhill, Vermont introduces an innovative model of consensus leadership. As a community of writers, we believe that everyone’s voice deserves to be heard, and the consensus model ensures that every GMWG member has an equal say in group decisions.

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Poetry & Performance book by Green Mountain Writers

Poetry & Performance, Volume 1

In 2021, Darlene Witte, a Canadian poet and educator, created a writers’ workshop called Poetry & Performance to bridge the gap between poetic words on a page and poetry read aloud. Since then, her workshop has become a popular mainstay for poets from around the world and across the Nation who have banded together to publish this first volume of their work.

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Featuring 25 poems by our member poets
$15.95 (+ $4.07 shipping and handling)

Our Manifesto on Consensus Leadership

Through open communication, active listening, and mutual respect, we work together to reach a agreement on what best represents the group as a whole. Our model values collaboration over competition and fosters a supportive and inclusive environment where each member can thrive.

We are excited to showcase this model in action in our first book of poetry. Each member has contributed their unique voice and perspective to create a beautiful and diverse collection of poems. We hope that our book inspires others to embrace consensus leadership in their own communities and organizations, and to celebrate the power of collaboration and inclusivity.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

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Our launch date on those platforms is set for June 15, 2023, so it would be great to have your support. You can search by title or by ISBN to find the listings.

Poetry & Performance (Volume 1)
by Green Mountain Writers Group
June 15, 2023
ISBN: 9798350903263

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