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Vermont poet Ellin Anderson has won many awards for poetry in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. A lifelong resident of New England, she was born in Boston, graduated from The Pingree School, and received a B.A. in Art from Mount Holyoke College. Anderson's poems have been published in The Newport Daily Express, The Longfellow Society JournalThe Boston PoetMediumsPleiades/ArtsNorth, and Orbis. Three collections of her poetry are available from She created and produced “Poetry With Ellin Anderson,” a weekly radio show on WNBP am 1450 (Newburyport), which was sponsored by World Learning Incorporated and the Summer Abroad Program.

For many years, Anderson was a member of the Longfellow Poetry Society, which met at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts. She has received praise for her work from Massachusetts poet X.J. Kennedy, who comments:  “Ellin Anderson has a keen sense of the past, yet at the same time can be triumphantly contemporary. Her skill and resourcefulness delight.”

Table of Contents

Autumn Leaves/Crows/Wild Grapes/First Frost
Garden in the Woods
Solid Rock
A Bride's House
Windfall Apples
Spring Azure
The Rose Trailer
The Drive to Barre
Three Drinking Songs
The Liberty Tree

Lost at the Towers
Cold Spring

Snow White / The Apple-Eves
A Rabbit
Four Sonnets
The Bee Swarm / The Honeyman / Did She Curse the Bees?
Little Fred
Butterfly, Columbus Day

The Outlaw
A Ballad of Inspiration

The Revenants
The Wolf-Dog
We Who Refuse to Die
The Field of Flax
The Little Mermaid


Alfheim / The Christmas Tree

The Devil's Den
The Swan
Aix Sponsa
Three Warriors

The Captive Stag

The Patriots' House
Anne's Hearth
The Lovers' Forest
The Stray Cat

More Poetry


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Please read Ellin's books, The Third Hill, Poems by Ellin Anderson, and The Apple-Eves