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Connecticut Poet's Corner

A monthly feature highlighting the poetry of Connecticut authors.

  • The Poems Of Katharine Redfield Carle: Achieving Enlightenment

    The Poems Of Katharine Redfield Carle: Achieving Enlightenment

    Born during the Great Depression, Katharine Redfield Carle grew up as a tomboy in New Haven. As a retired travel agent, she has journeyed widely, and as a Christian and Buddhist, she tries to practice the Zen proverb that urges us to "chop wood and carry water" as a way to achieve enlightenment....

  • The Poems Of Daniel Donaghy: Poet Of The Inner City

    The Poems Of Daniel Donaghy: Poet Of The Inner City

    Daniel Donaghy is the author of five poetry collections, most recently "Somerset: Start with the Trouble," which won the Paterson Prize for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for the Connecticut Book Award; and "Streetfighting," which was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize. He has received...

  • The Poems Of Joan Seliger Sidney: Songs From A Daughter Of The Holocaust

    The Poems Of Joan Seliger Sidney: Songs From A Daughter Of The Holocaust

    Joan Seliger Sidney grew up with parents who barely escaped the Holocaust, unlike her grandparents and other relatives who did not. Those forebears and her family's hometown of Zurawno, Poland, have been at the heart of many of her poems. She is the author of three books, has had work in some of...

  • Poems Of Norah Pollard: Childhood Lost And Found

    Poems Of Norah Pollard: Childhood Lost And Found

    Norah Pollard spent her childhood in Pawtucket, R.I., and now lives in Stratford, where she began to write poetry in her mid-40s. She received the Academy of American Poets Prize from the University of Bridgeport and for several years she edited The Connecticut River Review. She has read widely...

  • Loss And Affirmation: The Poems Of Julia Morris Paul

    Loss And Affirmation: The Poems Of Julia Morris Paul

    Julia Morris Paul, an elder law attorney in Manchester, was named that city's first poet laureate in 2014. She is a founding member of the Connecticut Coalition of Poets Laureate and serves on the boards of several poetry organizations. In addition to having her works published in numerous literary...

  • 'A Place For All Creatures': The Poetry of Steve Straight

    'A Place For All Creatures': The Poetry of Steve Straight

    Steve Straight is professor of English and director of the poetry program at Manchester Community College. For many years he directed the Connecticut Poetry Circuit and the Seminar Series of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. He is the author of four poetry collections: The Deepest Breath, The...

  • Poems 'Forged By Joy' From Laura Mazza-Dixon

    Poems 'Forged By Joy' From Laura Mazza-Dixon

    Laura Mazza-Dixon is an environmentalist, a gifted organizer of artistic events in the Granby area, a passionate gardener, a hiker who rises early to trek the hills of Granby. She is a musician whose guitar and viola da gamba do consummate justice to traditional Celtic, Renaissance and Baroque...

  • A Lilt Of Irish Verse: The Poems Of Annie And Ted Deppe

    A Lilt Of Irish Verse: The Poems Of Annie And Ted Deppe

    Having lived in Connecticut for many years, Ted and Annie Deppe moved to Ireland in 2000. While living there, Ted Deppe became the director of the Stonecoast in Ireland program in 2006. They currently live in Connemara and continue to coordinate Stonecoast residencies. Ted is the author of six...

  • Paradise Lost: The Poetry of Bessy Reyna

    Paradise Lost: The Poetry of Bessy Reyna

    Bessy Reyna first learned about the beauty of poetry as a fourth grader in Cuba, when her teacher selected her to memorize a poem and recite it to the class. After moving with her family to Panama, she came to the U.S. in 1968, having received a scholarship from Mt. Holyoke College. She went on...

  • A Bouquet Of Love Poems By John Stanizzi

    A Bouquet Of Love Poems By John Stanizzi

    John L. Stanizzi has delighted readers and listeners throughout New England and beyond. He is the author of several books of poetry and has had work in The New York Quarterly, Tar River Poetry, Rattle, Freshwater, The Connecticut River Review, and many other publications. Stanizzi has been featured...

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