|Event:||Wintonbury Poetry Series |
|Date:||January 19th, 2023.
|Time:||7:00 PM to 9:30 PM|
|Location:||zoom from Bloomfield Public Library|
|Contact:||Mara Whitman (860) 463-8683, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rennie McQuilkin served as CT Poet Laureate from 2015-2018. He co-founded the|
Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, which he directed for 9 years. His poetry has appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, The American Scholar, The Southern Review, The Yale Review, The Hudson Review, and other publications. The author of several poetry collections, he has received a number of awards, including fellowships from the NEA and the CT Commission on the Arts, the CT Center for the Book’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and its 2010 poetry award. He lives in Bloomfield, CT.
John L. Stanizzi is author of the collections Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall, After the Bell, Hallelujah Time!, High Tide – Ebb Tide, Four Bits, Chants, Sundowning, and POND. John’s poems have been widely published and have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Cortland Review, American Life in Poetry, Praxis, The New York Quarterly, Paterson Literary Review, The Caribbean Writer, Blue Mountain Review, Rust + Moth, Tar River, Poetlore, Rattle, Hawk & Handsaw, and many others. His work has been translated into Italian and appears widely in Italy, including in El Ghibli, The Journal of Italian Translations Bonafini, Poetarium, and others. His nonfiction has been published in Stone Coast Review, Ovunque Siamo, Adelaide, Scarlet Leaf, Literature and Belief, Evening Street, Praxis, and others.
John is the Flash Fiction Editor of Abstract Magazine TV, and he has read at venues all over New England, including the Mystic Arts Café, the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Hartford Stage, and many others. For many years, John coordinated the Fresh Voices Poetry Competition for Young Poets at Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT. A former Wesleyan University Etherington Scholar, and New England Poet of the Year, John has received an Artist Fellowship Award in Creative Non-Fiction — 2021 from the Connecticut Office of the Arts for his work on his new memoir. He teaches literature at Manchester Community College in Manchester, CT and lives with his wife, Carol, in Coventry.
The Wintonbury Poetry Series is hosted by Garrett Phelan. Open Mic follows the featured poets and is hosted by Sitara Gnanaguru. Sign up during registration or email Mara (above). Upon registering your email for this program, you will receive the Zoom link to join. All participants will start with video off and sound muted. No computer/internet at home? Call the Library for the phone number, meeting ID & password and join us over the phone.