Follow the footsteps of a major American poet...
Wallace Stevens, who never learned to drive, walked to work, often composing poetry
along the way. The Wallace Stevens Walk invites you to retrace the steps
of the poet’s imagination from his workplace, The Hartford building at 690 Asylum Avenue,
to his former home at 118 Westerly Terrace.
Thirteen Connecticut granite stones mark the course of the walk, each inscribed
with a stanza from his poem, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird."
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The Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens conceived this tribute
and the generous contributions of many friends and the support of
The Hartford Financial Services Group made the walk possible.
Dedicated in 2009.
Special thanks to architect John Orofino who designed the stones and coordinated their
installation, and to Beij, Williams & Zito,
the company that fabricated and installed the thirteen stones and the bronze plaque.
New York Times Travel section piece about The Wallace Stevens Walk
Boston Globe article about The Wallace Stevens Walk