Riverwood Poetry Series
Join us for this in-person reading! An open mic will precede the featured reader—one poem, one page please.
Since we are always trying to perfect our open mic, this month we will draw 10 names from all those who sign up by 7 PM.
The series is also updating their contact list!
If you would like to receive email notifications of upcoming events, please leave your name and preferred email address at the book sales table.
The authors’ books will be available to buy for book signing & conversation, and beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase. Bring a friend! Free of charge. Ample parking available at Real Art Ways.
Margot Schilpp teaches at Southern Connecticut State University and at Quinnipiac University. She is the author of four volumes of poetry, all from Carnegie Mellon University Press, the most recent of which is Afterswarm, winner of the 2020 Connecticut Book Award in Poetry. She lives in New Haven with her husband, the poet Jeff Mock, and their two daughters, Paula and Leah.
Jeff Mock is the author of Ruthless. His poems appear in American Poetry Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, New England Review, The North American Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. He directs the MFA program at Southern Connecticut State University and lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his wife, Margot Schilpp, and their daughters, Paula and Leah.
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.”