The Hartford Advocate recently wrote about Garnet Poems:
“If states were poets, California would be big and craggy like Robinson Jeffers, but who would Connecticut be? A consensus of Nutmeg Staters might say Wallace Stevens, the stolid, conservative insurance executive by day who, in his spare hours, transmogrified into the Emperor of Ice Cream and helped usher modernism into American literature.
But then, consider the evidence presented by editor Dennis Barone in Garnet Poems: An Anthology of Connecticut Poetry since 1776 (Garnet Books/Wesleyan Press)…”
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Today is the official release date for GARNET POEMS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONNECTICUT POETRY SINCE 1776 (Wesleyan University Press).
Read two new poems in the first issue of the new on-line magazine THEODATE (www.theodate.org). THEODATE comes from the Hill-Stead Museum and the Sunken Garden Festival in Farmington, CT.
Upcoming events: The Romance of Translation a panel with four translators at Saint Joseph College on Thursday April 12 at 7:15 in the Crystal Room of Mercy Hall. On April 28 at 9:30 I will be speaking at the Calandra Institute on 43rd Street in NY. The topic of my talk will be “The Sports Race: Alexi, Cioffari, and Body Versus Brain.” On June 2 at 11 in the morning at the Hill Stead Museum in Farmington, CT I will speak on the forthcoming anthology I have edited entitled Garnet Poems: An Anthology of Connecticut Poetry since 1776. On June 16 I will host the annual Rose Garden reading at Elizabeth Park (1:00). This year’s poets will be Peter Gizzi and Lonnie Black. Out next week: Essays on Italian American Literature and Culture (Bordighera Press), a book that celebrates ten plus years of the MLA Discussion Group in Italian American Literature, co-edited by Peter Covino and Dennis Barone.
Friday, January 27, 6:30 at the Calandra Institute, 25 W. 43rd Stree, 17th Floor, NY, NY a new Bordighera Press Series will be celebrated. This series of new works on Italian and Italian-American culture includes America / Trattabili by Dennis Barone and Essays on Italian American Literature and Culture edited by Dennis Barone and Peter Covino. Other books are by Vito Zaggario, Anthony Tamburri, Fred Gardaphe, and Paolo Giordano. Books will be offered on this evening at a substantial discount.