Reflections on an inner and outer state
by Jon Meyer
Hardcover, 67 pages
This book serves as a treasure map to find the visual and poetic delights that give Vermont its reputation as a haven for the soul. Like the intensity of fresh love where the lover thinks of the beloved night and day, Love Poems From Vermont will last long after you put it down and prompt you to pick it up again.
"Although our state does have a share of strip malls and suburban sprawl, I have focused on its broader ability to inspire inner thoughts, art, and poetry. This poetry adventure has deepened my love for Vermont and its ability to make one marvel externally while reflecting inwardly. The goal of Love Poems From Vermont can be summarized by a quote attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.
"Thousands of photos were taken over 15 years in search of matching the written poems. The major regions of Vermont were covered, as well as all seasons. Some of the places visited were well known to me and others were new discoveries. My time searching for images generated many exhilarating experiences of our state's environment. Vermont allows a celebration of the natural environment and Vermonters have a passion for preserving it."
— JON MEYER, AUTHOR OF LOVE POEMS FROM VERMONT
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS AND HONORS
National Reviewers Choice Awards (Reader Views)
Best Poetry Book, 2019/2020
Best Regional Book, 2019/2020
Best North East book, 2019/2020
2nd Place in Travel/Nature, 2019/2020
Winner in Gift Book, National Independent Press Award
Best in Poetic Photography, Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
Bronze in Gift/Specialty, Living Now National Book Award
Finalist in Poetry, Next Generation Indies
Independent Publishers of New England Book Awards
Finalist in Coffee Table and Art Books, 2020
Finalist in Design, 2020