Poetry on the Green

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Poetry on the Green
Award-winning poets and teachers meet at the Poetry Tent at Paradise Green to share ideas.

Welcome to Poetry on the Green.

Come meet our poets at the Poetry Tent, try out Demand Poetry, and enjoy a day of poetry on Paradise Green at the 4th Annual Artists & Artisans in Paradise.

East Hartford Poet Laureate Christine Beck Reads
East Hartford Poet Laureate Christine Beck Reads

What to expect:

  • A dynamic group reading by our featured poets
  • Original poetry read on stage throughout the day
  • A Poetry Tent where visitors can come and meet the poets and have their books signed.
  • Award-winning featured poets from around the state.

2016 Poetry on the Green Schedule

11:30 a.m.– Elizabeth G. Howard – Demand Poetry
12:00 – Shanna T. Melton – Poetic Arts & author of “Unraveling My Thoughts
12:30 – Antoinette Brim – author of the forthcoming “These Women You Gave Me” and two other collections.
1:45 – Joyce Acebo-Raguskus – CT poet and activist
2:45 Iyaba Ibo Mandingo – Poet, painter, national grand-slam winner
3:15 – Keith Roland – Photographer and poet
3:45 Mick Theebs – Poet, artist, Milford poet laureate.