Online: Poems From CT's Four Corners

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Join us online for a reading by notable poets representing each of the state’s four corners, plus one from the central Hartford area. Hosted and curated by Ridgefield Poet Laureate Emerita Barb Jennes, Poems from Connecticut’s Four Corners readings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00.

Our December reading features Catherine DeNunzio, Tim Duffy, James Finnegan, Joan Seliger Sidney, and Karen Silk.

Carol Chaput won the 2020 Nutmeg Poetry Award from the Connecticut Poetry Society. Her poems are included in Waking Up to the Earth and the 2023 Connecticut Literary Anthology. She is an artist and long-time environmental and peace activist.

Catherine DeNunzio is the author of Enough Like Bone to Build On. A retired public-school educator, her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She lives in Ledyard with her husband, poet Louis Gabordi.

Tim Duffy holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature from the University of Virginia. He has taught at the School of the Holy Child in Rye, NY, the University of New Hampshire, and New York University.

James Finnegan’s poems are widely published in journals and anthologies. For a decade, he served as president of the Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens. He posts aphoristic ars poetica at

Joan Seliger Sidney is writer-in-residence at UConn’s Center for Judaic Studies & Contemporary Jewish Life. Her publications includes three collections of poetry and the translated work of Mireille Gansel.

Karen Silk is the author of Somewhere a Bird and the poet laureate of Washington, CT. A lifelong peace advocate and environmentalist, Karen has been a psychotherapist, teacher, and business woman.

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