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Valerie Sonnenthal


From pre-wedding softball to the Blessing of the Fleet: Busy weekend in Chilmark

The CCC playing field came to life Saturday morning with at least 40 people enjoying an all-ages softball game for a weekend of celebration culminating in Sunday’s wedding at The Beach Plum Inn of longtime summer resident, filmmaker Jackson Waite and his new bride, novelist and contributor to Esquire, Lisa Taddeo.

Chilmark mourns Pat Gregory

Summer’s coming.

Chilmark: store is open, farms full of greens

On my way home I thought I could catch the end of opening day at the Chilmark General Store, but missed it only to find a couple of mothers minding their young kids toddling and crawling on the front porch. I heard that the porch was full at lunchtime and an opening day crowd enjoyed themselves.

Poets’ Corner: Part One

Valerie Sonnenthal joined the Cleaveland House Poets when she moved to the Vineyard in 2006, She publishes Errata Edition Books on Books series and can be found cooking, swimming, listening to writers, and walking her dogs when she is not teaching or studying Gyrotonic movement, how our feet behave, and any ironic poetic thing.

Poets Corner: Distance

DistanceDistance suits you so well, familiarlike a worn suit, the one you chooseDistance, her long waiting curves you driveyour hands around her sleek horizonsinging...

Poets Corner: Orange Poem

Orange Poempressing the bright smoothly waxed skinagainst green Sunkist glass ridgeswrist spinning evenlyremembering 72nd Street, my mother smiling andwhirring white porcelaindraining below into a...

Drawing a crowd at Cuttyhunk

On August 8, I made my first trip to Cuttyhunk after living on the Island for the last seven years.

Apt and eloquent

I was thrilled to read the MV Times writer Gwyn McCallister's apt and eloquent