Winner of the 2021 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, Syd Lea ‘60 has always had a passion for writing. As a former Pulitzer finalist (in poetry), Lea published his 13th collection of poems titled Here. The Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts is " the most distinguished recognition bestowed by the State of Vermont. Accordingly, it is reserved for Vermont artists who have had a profound impact on their field within the state of Vermont and beyond. The Governor selects the recipient from a list of nominations compiled from across the state and vetted by the Arts Council." Congrats, Syd!