Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
Verandah Porche

Verandah Porche, poet, performer, mentor, writing partner, believes in the eloquence of unheard voices and in the universal right to play

* lively interactive readings including original songs

* poems crafted on commission by individuals or organizations

* innovative poetry residencies, pre-K to Elderhostel

* collaborative residencies to create a community self portrait through individual voices. Verandah developed "told poetry" to create personal literature through conversation, to support this work.

* "told poetry" residencies in hospitals and nursing homes

* scribe training for those interested in creating "told poetry"

A former student, now a magazine editor writes:
"Verandah showed us how words can paint pictures, can make you laugh or ache, remember or imagine. Language as song, as prayer, even as math. How language can stimulate the senses – even touch, as certain words can feel physically pleasurable as they roll of your tongue."

BOOKS: The Body's Symmetry, Glancing Off, Sudden Eden
CATALOG: Shedding Light on the Working Forest, with painter Kathleen Kolb
CD: Come Over, songs co-written with Patty Carpenter,
for the Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band

Additional Links: 
Here is a menu of my offerings and some sample poems
songs written with Patty Carpenter, performed by DFJB
Video of collaborative project with painter Kathleen Kolb

I Have Worked With

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Verandah
Job Title/Position: 
poet in residence
Mailing Address: 
45 Old County Road
Guilford, VT 05301
Physical Address: 
45 Old County Road
Guilford, VT 05301
Last Name: 
Porche
Phone: 
802-254-2442

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Literature - Poetry
Additional Disciplines: 
Literature - Poetry
Literature - Spoken Word
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Writing Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
20
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Award of Merit, Vermont Arts Council, 1998
Millennium Artist, Newport New Hampshire, 2000-1
Marlboro College, Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, 2012
Ellen McCollough-Lovell Award, Vermont Arts Council 2016
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
New Hampshire Education Roster
New Hampshire Arts in Healthcare Roster
Vermont Education Roster

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
I can work with people who are hearing impaired with the assistance of an interpreter.

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
an intimate space or a microphone
Fee Range Minimum: 
$375
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Teaching Arts Academy, Community Engagement Lab
Fee Range Minimum: 
$350
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500