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  • Carolyn Kizer dies at 89; Pulitzer winner's poems reflected her feminism

    Carolyn Kizer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose sharp wit suffused even her most ardent calls for feminist progress and who declared in one of her best-known pieces, "I will speak about women of letters, for I'm in the racket," has died. She was 89....
  • Playhouse's 'Angels In America' Impressive

    Playhouse's 'Angels In America' Impressive
    The show: Tony Kushner's "Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches" at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford. What makes it special?: An ambitious production for small theater company and the first Equity production of the play in many years in the...
  • TheaterWorks' 'Annapurna' A Messy Marital Drama

    TheaterWorks' 'Annapurna' A  Messy Marital Drama
    The show: "Annapurna" at Hartford's TheaterWorks. What makes it special?: Another show by Sharr White, whose fine "The Other Place" was produced by the theater earlier this year. First impressions: One look at Evan Adamson's grungy trailer set and...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer is dead at 89

    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer is dead at 89
    Carolyn Kizer, who won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her 1985 collection "Yin" and served as the first literature director of the National Endowment for the Arts as well as founding editor of Poetry Northwest, died Thursday in Sonoma, Calif., at 89...
  • Reader of the Week: Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti

    Reader of the Week: Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti
    Who I am Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti, author, poet, retired university professor and founder of Third World Press, the oldest independent African-American publisher in the country. One unique thing about me I started reading literature seriously at 14...
  • Author Events: Toibin At Twain House; Picoult In Fairfield

    Author Events: Toibin At Twain House; Picoult In Fairfield
    One of Ireland's most praised contemporary writers will give a free talk about his latest novel at The Mark Twain House Museum Center, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. The talk is part of the Book/Mark series. Colm Toibin...
  • Joyce Carol Oates In New Haven; Benjamin Griffin At Twain House

    Joyce Carol Oates  In New Haven; Benjamin Griffin At Twain House
    Benjamin Griffin, associate editor for the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free talk on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m., following a 5 p.m. reception at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 51 Farmington Ave.,...
  • ‘Dracula Untold': Luke Evans sinks teeth into Vlad Tepes for vampire epic

     
    Welsh actor Luke Evans has a penchant for larger-than-life characters. He’s twice played Greek gods — Apollo in “Clash of […]...
  • Central Florida TV options grow as competition heats up

    Central Florida TV options grow as competition heats up
    Competition among cable, satellite and other TV providers in Central Florida has become so intense that consumers are being offered more options — and often at lower prices. Companies such as Bright House, Comcast and U-verse are offering faster...
  • Upcoming Book Events for week of Oct 7-13

    Upcoming Book Events for week of Oct 7-13
    THURSDAY, OCT. 9 - 6 to 9 p.m. Sofia Starnes, Virginia's poet laurate from 2012-14, will read from "The Nearest Poem Anthology" at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Joining her will be several local contributors to the collection. An open-mic reading of...
  • Poet Claudia Rankine ruminates on the body politic in 'Citizen'

    Poet Claudia Rankine ruminates on the body politic in 'Citizen'
    Claudia Rankine's laugh comes out of the body as an explosion of complex contradictions: mirth, disappointment, irony, dismay. Sitting in her living room in Claremont, where she is a professor at Pomona College, the 51-year-old poet relies on laughter...