Garnet Poems Garnering Attention
Professor Dennis Barone’s latest book, Garnet Poems: An Anthology of Connecticut Poetry Since 1776, is garnering attention. In addition to an editorial piece published in The Hartford Courant on October 24, Barone’s work has been featured in The Hartford Advocate, The Waterbury Republican, the Courant’s Sunday Arts section and its weekly book feature.
Published by Wesleyan University Press, Garnet Poems features the work of 42 poets whose poetry connects to Connecticut, including Wallace Stevens, Lydia Sigourney, Mark Van Doren, Richard Wilbur, Susan Howe, Elizabeth Alexander, and others. It is the first major anthology of Connecticut poetry to appear since the mid-nineteenth century.
Barone is making an appearance on November 13 at Wesleyan University, where he will be joined by poets Dick Allen, Sophie Cabot Black, Marilyn Nelson, and Lewis Turco for a public reading. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. at the University’s Russell House. More information is available at http://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/community/writing-events.html.
Read more at:
- The Hartford Courant
“Connecticut Poets Tap State's Heart, Vitality” by Dennis Barone
- The Hartford Advocate
“New Anthology Celebrates Two Centuries of Connecticut Poetry” by Alan Bisbort