The University of Saint Joseph will present the 2017 Peter Brazeau Poetry Event, featuring poet Martha Collins, on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the second floor reception room of Bruyette Athenaeum on the University’s West Hartford campus, located at 1678 Asylum Avenue.
Collins, whose most recent book of poetry is Admit One: An American Scrapbook, is an award-winning poet, honored with an Anisfield-Wolf Award, a Laurence Goldstein Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the NEA, the Bunting Institute, the Witter Bynner Foundation, and the Siena Art Institute. Founder of the creative writing program at UMass-Boston, Collins is currently the editor-at-large for Oberlin College’s FIELD magazine, having previously served as the College’s Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing for 10 years.
The Brazeau Poetry Reading was established in 1987 in honor of Peter Brazeau, a well-known modern poetry scholar and a professor at the University of Saint Joseph for 17 years. Brazeau, who died in 1986, was widely recognized for the book, Parts of a World: Wallace Stevens Remembered, about one of Connecticut’s most renowned poets.
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