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Billy Collins To Open Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Free Poetry Readings At UConn

Billy Collins To Open Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, Free Poetry Readings At UConn

The nationally acclaimed Sunken Garden Poetry Festival will begin its 25th anniversary season June 21 on the grounds of Hill-Stead Museum, a National Historic Landmark at 35 Mountain Road, Farmington.

Leading off with former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins, who has published 10 collections, and ending with Young Poets Day in August, the outdoor festival will offer five events, three on Wednesdays and two on Sundays, featuring well-known and emerging poets, as well as pre-reading talks and music.

Collins' reading will be preceded by state poet laureate Rennie McQuilkin, an introduction by Colin McEnroe and music by Plywood Cowboy.

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