[Yale-readings] Connecticut Poetry Circuit-- Kim Bridgford

Nancy Kuhl nancy.kuhl at yale.edu
Mon Oct 22 10:01:44 EDT 2007

Connecticut Poetry Circuit-- Kim Bridgford

The Connecticut Poetry Circuit is pleased to announce that Kim Bridgford 
has been chosen as this year’s touring poet.  Bridgford will be meeting 
classes and giving readings at colleges across the state.  All of her 
readings are open to the public.

Kim Bridgford has published three books of poetry: Undone, nominated for 
the Pulitzer Prize; Instead of Maps, nominated for the Poets’ Prize; and In 
the Extreme:  Sonnets about World Records, winner of the Donald Justice 
Poetry Award.  Though best known as a poet--her work having been published 
extensively in the U.S., Canada, and the UK­she is also a fiction writer 
and critic.  She serves as editor of Dogwood and the online women’s 
formalist magazine Mezzo Cammin. Bridgford has received grants from the 
National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts 
and was selected Connecticut Professor of the Year by the Carnegie 
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  Kim Bridgford is a Professor 
of English at Fairfield University.

October 23
12:15-1:15 p.m.
University of Hartford
Wilde Auditorium
West Hartford, CT
Teresa Stores, <mailto:stores at hartford.edu>stores at hartford.edu

7:00 p.m.
Tunxis Community College
Cyber Café, 600 Building
Farmington, CT
Sally Terrell, <mailto:Sterrell at txcc.commnet.edu>Sterrell at txcc.commnet.edu

The Connecticut Poetry Circuit was established in 1968 to continue the work 
of the New England Poetry Circuit, which was established in 1964 at the 
request of the Academy of American Poets.  The work of the Circuit is 
guided by a panel of poets: Dick Allen, Vivian Shipley, Clare Rossini, and 
Kate Rushin.  The Circuit is directed by James Gentile and Mariana 
DiRaimo.  For additional information about the Connecticut Poetry Circuit 
or these readings, please contact James Gentile at 
<mailto:jgentile at mcc.commnet.edu>jgentile at mcc.commnet.edu  or Mariana 
DiRaimo at <mailto:mdiraimo1 at mcc.commnet.edu>mdiraimo1 at mcc.commnet.edu.

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