Congratulations to Joe Bruchac for becoming the first Poet Laureate of Saratoga Springs, NY!

To read the story published by the New York State Writers Institute about this honor that has been given to Joe Bruchac, please click here.

On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Joseph Bruchac was honored as the first Poet Laureate of Saratoga Springs at a ceremony that took place at 7 p.m. at Saratoga Springs City Hall, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association is privileged to call Joseph Bruchac one of our own. His titles are many: author, writer, Doctor, poet, Tribal Elder, storyteller. His children’s books (and there are over 120 of them) can be found in most school libraries.

“Stories have always been at the heart of all our Native cultures…

Our stories remember when people forget.” -Joseph Bruchac

Image of Joseph Bruchac.

Image of cover for book titled "A Year of Moons" by Joseph Bruchac.

Along with Joe’s receiving the title of Poet Laureate, he has also been busy authoring his newest book, “A Year of Moons: Stories From The Adirondack Foothills.” The book is illustrated by another of our own VAAA artists, Amy Hook-Therrien.

If you click on the title, seen above, you will be taken directly to the Amazon website where you can order your own copy of this beautifully written book.

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