Poetry Series

In recognition of National Poetry Month (April), Yale College Dean Mark Schenker will present a program of lecture-discussions on three of the most popular American poets of the 20th century.

All three are poets of our region: Donald Hall was born in Hamden, CT and later moved to New Hampshire, where he served as state Poet Laureate. Born in Ohio, Mary Oliver taught for years at Bennington College (VT) and lived for most of her later life in Provincetown, MA. Billy Collins was born in NYC and taught for more than 40 years at Lehman College in the Bronx.

Handouts of selected poems of each poet will be available at the library well in advance of each session.

March 9                Donald Hall

March 23             Mary Oliver

April 6                   Billy Collins

All discussions are on Saturdays, at 2:00 in the Gathering Room, second floor. Please register separately for each session.

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