Poly(vinyl isonicotinate) was prepared by esterification of poly(vinyl alcohol) with isonicotinoyl chloride in pyridine solution. Poly(vinyl nicotinate) was also prepared. Density, refractive index, and glass transition of the polymers were determined. The low temperature dynamic mechanical properties of poly(vinyl isonicotinate) are characterized by a relaxation effect which is associated with thermally excited motions of the pyridine rings (δ relaxation). The strong displacement of such a phenomenon toward higher temperatures, with respect to poly(vinyl benzoate), is interpreted as due to the elevated polarity of the pyridine ring.