Poetry Reading: Connecticut Poems, Connecticut Poets: A Reading from Garnet Poems
"It was Whitman who told us that America was a poem in our eyes. This remains true, and is no more obvious than in these memorable poems, each of them rooted in the landscape and people of Connecticut. It's a sumptuous collection, full of surprises, and something all serious readers of poetry will enjoy."
--Jay Parini, author of Why Poetry Matters
Listen to the work of local poets featured in Dennis Barone's collection Garnet Poems: An Anthology of Connecticut Poetry Since 1776, who join their literary predecessors in celebrating the culture and geography of the Nutmeg State. Poets reading their work will include Jim Finnegan (West Hartford Poet Laureate), Doug Anderson (author of The Moon Reflected Fire), Sophie Cabot Black (author of The Misunderstanding of Nature), and Vivian Shipley (Connecticut State University Distinguished Professor and author of All of Your Messages Have Been Erased).