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Book Review: ‘A Passable Man,’ Ralph Culver | Books | Seven Days

click to enlarge Courtesy Of Hilary Appelman Ralph Culver A Passable Man, South Burlington poet Ralph Culver’s first full-length collection, ranges widely in style and subject matter. Published by MadHat Press, the book brings together decades of writing, including poems that appeared in Culver’s chapbooks: Both Distanceswhich won the 2012 Anabiosis Press Chapbook Contest, and …

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Soundbites: Musical Game Shows, Hip-Hop Tours and Peg Tassey’s New Band | Music News + Views | Seven Days

click to enlarge Courtesy Of Peg Tassey 4_7_8 now Unless you decided to skip the rest of the paper on your way to opening the music section, you are well aware that Waking Windows happens this weekend. For this week’s cover package (“Pump Up the Volume”), culture co-editor Dan Bolles and I laid out all …

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Browsing Is Alive and Well Inside Middlebury’s Enormous Monroe Street Books | Books | Seven Days

click to enlarge caleb kenna Timm Williams at Monroe Street Books A common refrain from first-time customers of Middlebury’s Monroe Street Books is “I should have stopped by years ago,” according to employee Timm Williams. The used book emporium is the definition of a hidden gem, albeit one hidden in plain sight. The unassuming, barn-red …

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Soundbites: Circle Strings Inspires Trey Anastasio; Sunday Night Mass Moves Up | Music News + Views | Seven Days

click to enlarge Luke Awtry Will Hylton (left) and Adam Buchwald I hope you’re all ready to talk about the juxtaposition of wand lore in Harry Potter and the role of fate in choosing a guitar. hmm. Half the room just left. Was it the dork stuff or the guitar stuff? Both? Right. I’ll recalibrate. …

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Montpelier’s PoemCity Papers the Capital in Verse | poetry | Seven Days

click to enlarge Jeb Wallace-Brodeur A poem in a window Celeste Huck slurped Thai chicken soup straight from its container as she walked on State Street in Montpelier. Though Huck was eating her lunch from Wilaiwan’s Kitchen on the go, she paused on her way back to work to read poems posted in the window …

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