Tuesday, November 6
Jon Andersen/Poetry Reading
UConn Bookstore, Storrs Center, 6:00 pm
**This event is a benefit for the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic. Audience members are invited to make a donation after the reading.**
Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the UConn Bookstore.
Jon Andersen’s books include The Burden Note (2014), an English/Serbo-Croatian chapbook; and Stomp and Sing (2005). He is the editor of the anthology Seeds of Fire: Contemporary Poetry from the Other U.S.A. (2008). His poems have appeared in print and online publications, including The Café Review, Chiron Review, Connecticut Review, Counterpunch, Exposition Review, Freshwater, HeART, Here, North American Review, The Progressive, Rattle, and The Worcester Review, among others. He has given readings and delivered workshops to a wide variety of audiences at events throughout the eastern United States, the United Kingdom, and Serbia, including the Ledbury Poetry Festival (2008), the 49th International Festival of Literature in Belgrade (2012), and the 42nd Smederevo Poetry Autumn (2014). For twelve years he was a high school English and special education teacher, and since 2008 he has been a professor of English at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson and Willimantic, Connecticut. He and his wife, fellow writer and educator Denise Abercrombie, live in Storrs, Connecticut with their two sons, Kit and Miles.