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Connecticut Poets' Corner

A monthly feature highlighting the poetry of Connecticut authors.

  • The Poems Of Vivian Shipley: Bearing Witness To Struggle

    The Poems Of Vivian Shipley: Bearing Witness To Struggle

    Vivian Shipley, a Connecticut State University distinguished professor, has published 10 books of poetry. Her 11th collection, “An Archaeology of Days: Old & New” is due out later this year. Her poetry is featured in 70 national anthologies. Along with many other honors and awards, she has been...

  • The Poems Of Aaron Caycedo-Kimura: Honoring One’s Parents

    The Poems Of Aaron Caycedo-Kimura: Honoring One’s Parents

    Editor’s note: The selection of featured poets for CT Poets’ Corner is now being done by Ginny Lowe Connors, former poet laureate of West Hartford from 2013 to 2015. She is the author of three full-length poetry collections; most recently, “Toward the Hanging Tree: Poems of Salem Village.” She...

  • The Poems Of Eamon Grennan: A Lilting Observation Of The World

    The Poems Of Eamon Grennan: A Lilting Observation Of The World

    Born in Dublin, Eamon Grennan attended boarding school at a Cistercian monastery, studied at University College, Dublin, and later earned his doctorate at Harvard. The author of 10 poetry collections, he says that his poems try “to marry speech patterns to musical language” and “try to establish...

  • A Time To Die And Be Reborn: Poems By Priscilla Wear Ellsworth

    A Time To Die And Be Reborn: Poems By Priscilla Wear Ellsworth

    Priscilla Wear Ellsworth, who lives in Salisbury, grew up on a farm outside Philadelphia. After receiving an M.A. in art history from Columbia University, she married, raised two children and taught poetry workshops in New York City public schools. A long-time member of Amnesty International, working...

  • A Celtic Medley: Poems By James Mele

    A Celtic Medley: Poems By James Mele

    James Mele was born and raised in Bristol by parents of Italian and Irish descent. After receiving a B.A. from St. Lawrence University, he earned an M.A. in Anglo-Irish Studies from University College, Dublin. He has been published widely, and his first volume of poetry, “Dancing in Eurynome’s...

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