Vermont Gov Presents Arts Awards
Rachel Elizabeth Jones
November 4, 2015 at 10:44AM
Governor Shumlin arrived in time to instate Chard deNiord, 63, as Vermont's new Poet Laureate, a four year position, with a speech infused with the humor of small-town life and negotiable townships - Shumlin and deNiord share the experience of living in Westminster West, but begrudgingly accepting Putney as their more widely-acknowledged home. "No one stacks a better chord of wood than Chard deNiord," Shumlin said.