Poetry Rocks

POETRY ROCKS! Quarterly Poetry Series at Arts Center East, Vernon, Sunday, May 7, 2:00 pm

Rennie McQuilkin, Poet Laureate of Connecticut and the author of fourteen poetry collections, will read from his latest books, A Quorum of Saints and North of Eden. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, The Yale Review and elsewhere. He has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Connecticut Center for the Book. For nine years he directed the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, which he co-founded. He lives in Simsbury. Learn more at www.AntrimHouse.com.

Also featured is Joan Seliger Sidney, daughter of Holocaust survivors. Despite her Multiple Sclerosis, she swims, skis and rides horseback. Her books include Body of Diminishing Motion, The Way the Past Comes Back and Bereft and Blessed. She has won grants from the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, CT Commission on the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. Joan is Writer-in-Residence at UCONN’s Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life. She lives in Storrs. For more information, go to http://www.joanseligersidney.org.

Books will be available for sale and autographing!