Riverwood Poetry Series
The Series takes place in-person on the second Wednesday of the month. An open mic will precede the featured reader—one poem, one page please.
The author’s books will be available to buy for book signing and conversation. Food and drinks will be available to purchase.
Free of charge. Ample parking available.
Charles Rafferty has published 15 collections of poetry — most recently A Cluster of Noisy Planets (BOA Editions, 2021). His second collection of stories is Somebody Who Knows Somebody (Gold Wake Press, 2021). His stories have appeared in The Southern Review, Milk Candy Review, Juked, Okay Donkey, and New World Writing. His first novel is Moscodelphia (Woodhall Press, 2021). Rafferty has won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. Currently, he co-directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College.
Robert Cording has published ten collections of poems, the most recent of which is In the Unwalled City (Slant, 2022). A book on poetry, the bible and metaphor, Finding the World’s Fullness, is also out from Slant. He has received two NEAs in poetry. He has won two Pushcart Prizes in poetry, and his poems have appeared in publications such as the Georgia Review,
Southern Review, Poetry, Hudson Review, Kenyon Review, Image, The Common, Agni, New Ohio Review, Orion, and Best American Poetry, 2018.
The Riverwood Poetry Series, Inc. is a non-profit arts organization committed to the promotion and appreciation of poetry in Connecticut. RPS, Inc. is invested in providing entertaining and thought-provoking programming, while responding to the needs of our neighbors through community outreach and collaboration. From their Facebook page: “The Riverwood Poetry Series has innovated many programs since our inception, all of them free to the public. We provide entertaining and thought-provoking poetry in a relaxed atmosphere.”