2017 ROSE GARDEN READING
Saturday June 17, 1PM
Under the Tent, Elizabeth Park, Hartford CT
Daniel Donaghy is the author of two books of poems, Start with the Trouble (U of Arkansas Press)
and Streetfighting (BkMk Press). Originally from Philadelphia, he is a Professor of English at Eastern
Connecticut State University, where he teaches courses in poetry and poetry writing and serves as faculty
advisor to Eastern's creative writing club, The Eastern Writers Guild, which invites writers to Eastern each
year and publishes an annual student literary arts journal, Eastern Exposure. While at Eastern, he has
received the university's Connecticut State University System's Norton Mezvinsky Trustees Research Award
and the Board of Regents Teaching Award. He is currently the Poet Laureate of Windham County.
Charles Fort's books include, We Did Not Fear the Father (Red Hen Press) and Mrs. Belladonna's Supper Club Waltz
(Backwaters Press). He is Emeritus Distinguished Paul W. Reynolds and Clarice Kingston Reynolds Professor of English
at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and founder of the Wendy Fort Foundation Theater of Fine Arts. In 2016,
Fort completed Sorrow Road, 200 Villanelles and his first novel, The Last Black Hippie in Connecticut.
The reading is sponsored by the Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens (stevenspoetry.org),
with the generous assistance of Elizabeth Park Conservancy (elizabethparkct.org).
PO BOX 2482 ♦ HARTFORD CT 06146-2482