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Special Father’s Day edition: Poems from Connecticut’s Four Corners

June 7 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

This virtual reading will feature poet-dads Dennis Barone, Paul BluesteinChris Gaffney, Steven Ostrowski, and John Surowiecki.

  • DENNIS BARONE is the author of numerous collections of poetry, prose poems, mixed-genre, fiction, and non-fiction works. He serves as the Poetry Editor for the Wallace Stevens Journal and as President of the Hartford Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens.
  • PAUL BLUESTEIN is a retired physician and blues guitarist who returned to his love of writing at age 70. Since then, he has published two full-length poetry collections and is at work on a third. His work has appeared in online and print publications.
  • CHRIS GAFFNEY, a stay-at-home dad and award-winning humor columnist, served as a keynote speaker at the National At-Home Dad Network’s annual convention in 2022. His work-in-progress is titled Baby Bump: Poems for and About Expectant Parents.
  • STEVEN OSTROWSKI – a poet, fiction writer, painter, and teacher – won the 2021 Wolfson Chapbook Prize. He is the author of six chapbooks, four books of poems, and Penultimate Human Constellation, a conversation in poems written with his son Ben.
  • JOHN SUROWIECKI has published 14 books of poetry and won numerous awards, including the Pablo Neruda Prize and a silver medal in the Sunken Garden National Competition. He was recently named co-editor of the Connecticut River Review.