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Poetry Reading: Connecticut Poet John Stanizzi

East Hartford Public Library
840 Main St.
East Hartford, CT 06108
United States

Event Description:

The Commission on Culture & Fine Arts and The East Hartford (Raymond) Public Library present a poetry reading by JOHN STANIZZI (in Library Meeting Room 1). 

Mr. Stanizzi will read from his collections, which include Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall, After The Bell, Hallelujah Time! and High-Tide/Ebb Tide.

Besides the Connecticut River Review, John’s poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Life in Poetry, The New York Quarterly, The Cortland Review, The Paterson Literary Review, Rattle, Tar River Poetry, and many others. His work has been translated into Italian and appeared in El Ghibli, the Journal of Italian Translations Bonaffini, Poetarium Silva, and L’Ombra delle Parole. His new collection, Chants, will be out in 2018 with Cervena Barva Press.

John has read at venues all over New England, including the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival and Mystic Arts Café, and he is a teaching artist with Poetry Out Loud, and the coordinator of Hill-Stead Museum’s Fresh Voice Poetry Competition.

A former New England Poet of the Year, John grew up in East Hartford. After graduating from St. Mary’s School he went on to East Hartford High School, where he first began to work seriously on his poems, with the help of his English teacher Journal of Italian Translations Bonafinni and dear friend, Teresa Vincenzo. John also worked in his father’s upholstery business, “Office Seating Service,” on John Street in East Hartford before heading off to Wesleyan.

These days, he teaches literature at Manchester Community College and he lives with his wife, Carol, in Coventry.