Thursday, February 9, 2012


This is the 40th year for Woodburners We Recommend.

It's been presented in many venues, stages, full-flowered, and happenstance. It's all about supporting books and many size publications — not
burning, as a few have humorously thought.

A 'woodburner', like rock maple or very dry oak, is something you keep, covet, keep warm by, same with these varied publications. Some offerings may be many-storied volumes, others may be a slip of paper, poem on birch bark, a label, a bumper-sticker. A chalkboard! All reading.

I started the
Woodburners We Recommend reviews within mimeograph publications, then photocopy journals and folds, into desk-top, now to the electronic age of words, and film.

The Woodburners have gone by different headlines, sometimes no headline. It's all about books and readings that come my way, often through the care and generosity of a gifting hand.

Thanks to those.

film © susan & bob arnold
A Once In Vermont Film