Tunxis invites the community to a poetry reading with Steve Straight, this year’s touring poet for the Connecticut Poetry Circuit, on Thursday, October 31, from 1-2:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. The event is part of an ongoing Tunxis Humanities Series offered throughout the year. There will be music and light refreshments.
Straight is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, most recently “The Almanac” (Curbstone/Northwestern University Press, 2012). His previous collection, “The Water Carrier” (Curbstone, 2002), was featured on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor.”
For many years Straight directed the Connecticut Poetry Circuit, and the Seminar Series for the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. He has given workshops on writing and teaching throughout the East Coast and in Ireland. In 1998 he was named a Distinguished Advocate for the Arts by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. He is a professor of English and director of the poetry program at Manchester Community College.
For more information, contact Sally Terrell at 860.773.1639 or [email protected].