2018 ROSE GARDEN READING
Saturday, June 16, 1pm
Featuring Two Connecticut Poets
Under the Tent - Elizabeth Park, Hartford
Danielle Pieratti's poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Boston Review, Sixth Finch, Rhino,
and other journals, and she received The Paris Review's Bernard F. Connors Prize for Poetry in 2004.
Her first book, Fugitives (2016, Lost Horse Press), won the 2016 Idaho Prize and the 2017 Connecticut
Book Award for Poetry. She is the author of two chapbooks: "By the Dog Star," the 2005 winner of the
Edda Chapbook Competition for Women, and "The Post, the Cage, the Palisade," published by
Dancing Girl Press in 2015. Danielle holds an MFA from Columbia University and is a teacher-consultant
for the National Writing Project. She currently teaches high-school English in Connecticut, and runs
regular writing workshops and retreats for teacher-writers through the Connecticut Writing Project
at the University of Connecticut. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two young children.
Reginald Flood is a native of south central Los Angeles who now lives in a small town in
southeastern Connecticut with his family. He is the author of Coffle (Willow Books 2012) and
Refugeed (Willow Books 2018) and has been awarded a National Endowment of the Arts Literature
Fellowship in Poetry and a National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Fellowship. He is an associate
professor of English and Coordinator of African American Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University,
where he teaches African American literature, creative writing, and composition. He is a Cave Canem Fellow.
The reading is sponsored by the Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens (stevenspoetry.org),
with the generous assistance of the Elizabeth Park Conservancy (elizabethparkct.org).
For more info, contact: Jim Finnegan, JforJames@aol.com, 860-508-2810.
PO BOX 2482 ♦ HARTFORD CT 06146-2482