Rose Garden Reading, Sat. June 19, 1pm

Rose Garden Poetry Reading
Saturday June 19, one o’clock


Benjamin Grossberg and Margot Schilpp

(Their bios below.)

Location: Pond House at Elizabeth Park in Hartford CT
Part of the Rose Festival Weekend

Free Event.

The Rose Garden Reading is sponsored by The Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens ( and this annual reading series is dedicated to the memory of Hugh Ogden who had organized the program for many years.

Benjamin S. Grossberg teaches poetry and creative writing at the University of Hartford. His books are Sweet Core Orchard, winner of the 2008 Tampa Review Prize (University of Tampa, 2009), and Underwater Lengths in a Single Breath, winter of the 2005 Snyder Prize (Ashland Poetry Press, 2007). A chapbook, The Auctioneer Bangs his Gavel, was published by Kent State in 2006. His poems have appeared in Paris Review, Southwest Review, and The Pushcart Book of Poetry: The Best Poems from Thirty years of the Pushcart Prize. New poems have appeared or are forthcoming in New England Review, North American Review, and The Missouri Review, among other journals.

Margot Schilpp’s books of poems are The World’s Last Night (2001), Laws of My Nature (2005), and Civil Twilight (forthcoming in 2012), all published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her poems have been published widely in literary journals, including American Poetry Review, The Southern Review, Cincinnati Review, Denver Quarterly, Green Mountains Review, Hotel Amerika, and New England Review.

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