Riverwood Poetry Series
Tue May 10 '22
Riverwood Poetry welcomes the 2021 Connecticut Poetry Book Award Winner, Ben Grossberg, and Finalists, Danielle Vogel, Jason Labbe, and Gray Jacobik. The poets will read selections from their books on varying themes. Registration is required. All are welcome!
In lieu of an open mic, time following the reading will be devoted to Q&A and discussion with the featured poets.
BENJAMIN S. GROSSBERG is Director of Creative Writing at the University of Hartford. His book, My Husband Would, investigates love and family and won the 2021 CT Book Award. His book, Sweet Core Orchard won the 2008 Tampa Review Prize and a Lambda Literary Award.
DANIELLE VOGEL, the author of Edges & Fray:
on language, presence, and (invisible) animal architectures, is a professor at Wesleyan University and runs a private practice as an herbalist on the ancestral lands of the Hammonassets and Wappinger peoples.
JASON LABBE is the author of Maps for Jackie and explores themes of trauma and recovery. Also a musician, drummer, and recording engineer, he has worked with many artists in New England and New York.
GRAY JACOBIK, the author of Eleanor, has previously been nominated for a National Book Award and a Pulitzer. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from
The CT Center for the Book and The CT Humanities Council. She is also an award-winning painter.