THE CHARTER OAK READINGS: Glenn Shea & Lori Desrosiers
Glenn Shea was born and has lived most of his life in Connecticut. He has worked in the library of a cancer clinic and in the French department of a foreign-language bookstore, washed dishes in the Scottish Highlands, gone to pilgrim’s mass in Santiago, and eaten really good tex-mex in Chengdu. He has read his poems in local libraries and shops and in venues in Dublin, Paris, and Verona. He works with a group of illuminati in a huge used-book shop in Niantic. His collections Find A Place That Could Pass for Home and The Pilgrims of Tombelaine are published by Salmon Poetry in Ireland.
Lori Desrosiers’ poetry books are The Philosopher’s Daughter (Salmon Poetry, 2013), Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak (Salmon Poetry, 2016), and Keeping Planes in the Air, coming from Salmon in 2020. Two chapbooks, Inner Sky and Typing with e.e. cummings, are from Glass Lyre Press. Her poems have appeared in New Millennium Review, Contemporary American Voices, Best Indie Lit New England, String Poet, Blue Fifth Review, Pirene’s Fountain, New Verse News, Mom Egg Review, and many other journals and anthologies. She teaches Poetry in the Lesley University MFA program.
Reading starts with an Open Mic.
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
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