Thursday, May 16, 2019
Gardner McFall is the author of two books of poems (Russian Tortoise and The Pilot’s Daughter), two children’s books (Naming the Animals and Jonathan’s Cloud), and the opera libretto for Amelia, an opera commissioned and premiered by Seattle Opera in 2010. She is the editor of Made with Words, a prose miscellany by May Swenson and the author of the introduction and notes for the Barnes and Noble classic edition of Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. She has received a Discovery/The Nation award, the Missouri Review’s Thomas McAfee Prize for Poetry and residencies to the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, Poet Lore, Ploughshares, The New Yorker, Southwest Review, Sewanee Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, On the Line, was published by Finishing Line Press in December.
English Department at Central Connecticut State University.
On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices. Free. Refreshments. (And participants are invited to bring something to share.) Open mic. Outstanding featured readers. In a casual setting. Open to all members of the public (and even others).
The Institute Library
right next door to the Tattoo Parlor
Doors Open at 6:30. Reading starts at 7:00.
Please arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the reading.
In a Warm, Friendly Environment