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The Burlington Beat began in June of 2017 and aims to be a small concentrated sample of the creativity that exists in every corner of our beautiful city, Burlington, VT. There are those who have made their art their living, others who treat it as a hobby--some who have been honing their skills for years and others just starting out. You'll find all of that here.


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September 17, 2018


22 Countries + 22 Grooves

We’ve traveled the world of 22 countries -

Alaska the only unvisited blank spot on our US home map -

and we’ve ended up here.

Lifelong wanderlust

blissfully at rest.

For how long, who knows?

But so far, so good.

We’ve got grooves tracking through this...

September 17, 2018

engorge yourself

in a narrow, hollowed,

harrowing harbinger

of the pebbled unknown:

where do your nerves taper away?

do they derail themselves

off into milky granite,  

or do they find themselves


in the mossy, bristled, over-tow?

the creak grows wider beneath-

it golde...

September 17, 2018

Go to the water's edge

for Amphitrite's re-birth

Look from the deep sea

up to the horizon and

then up to the sky

the sea calls me back in

my spirit begs

to be next to that peaceful vastness,

my eyes long for water,

my mind yearns for the cooling blue saturation

layered shades of...

October 31, 2017


In morning shine we bask

thick skin protects prenatal winter air

from eating my bones.

Zip from navel to neck-

Only in the Sun’s shine do I feel warmth,

even wool covered toes.

It is one thing to see seasons change

life green turned fire red-

But to feel, with each mome...

October 31, 2017

Animal Art

There aren’t four seasons; there are fifty-two,  

and color and light’s changes mark that time.

Not seen enough of birds with light shot through

their over-hanging feathers, fierce like rhyme

that gets you in the gut. It’s true I find

most things that grow and d...

October 31, 2017

Expect a high of eighty one

and a low of forty four

But is that low what is to come

or from the night before ?

Partly cloudy to partly clear

are they not the very same thing ?

A ten percent chance can appear

one hundred when its happening

Can anyone stop that butterfly

that is...

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