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, Newport, Vermont, The Longfellow Society Journal, The Boston Poet, Mediums, Pleiades/ArtsNorth, and Orbis. Her first poetry collection, The Apple-Eves, is 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

Solid Rock
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
Beau Sang

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

A Few of My Favorite Poets

Anne Bradstreet
Robert Burns
Walter de la Mare
Emily Dickinson
Robert Frost
Robert Graves
John Keats
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sylvia Plath
William Butler Yeats


My Favorite Poem

"Ulalume" by Edgar Allan Poe


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