ESSEX JUNCTION--Would you walk back now, into your life, trusting the lands pure curve for direction? Vermont-based poet Neil Shepard queries in his latest book, This Far from the Source. On Monday evening, April 23 at 7 p.m., at the Brownell Library, there will be an opportunity to engage with Shepard who will read his poetry and respond to questions about poetry writing. Shepard has been a professor of creative writing and literature at Johnson State College since 1985. His career that includes a fellowship to the MacDowell Colony, the oldest artists retreat center in the United States, is chronicled in Gale Literary Databases Contemporary Authors available through Vermont On-Line Library (VOL). Among the themes of Shepards accessible poems are: career, an elderly father, his daughter, and the landscape. His reading at the Brownell Library is part of the month-long celebration of National Poetry Month. A light dessert will be served. Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, is located at Five Corners, near the intersection of routes 2A and 15, on CCTA bus lines 2 and 4.