Trinity Faculty Member To Read From Her Work at Sunken Garden Poetry Festival July 20

Clare Rossini’s Poetry Also Featured by Hartford Courant and WFSB’s ‘Better Connecticut’

​Hartford, Connecticut, July 18, 2016 – Trinity College English Department faculty member and poet Clare Rossini will read from her work at the Hillstead Museum’s Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in Farmington on Wednesday, July 20, at 6 p.m.


​Clare Rossini
As artist-in-residence in Trinity’s English Department and a member of the faculty since 2000, Rossini teaches courses in creative writing and literature. Since 2001, she has taught a Community Learning Initiative course that places Trinity students in a Hartford public school classroom. Her scholarly interests include English, American, and world poetry; the imagination of place and eco-criticism; the history of science; folklore and folktales; the community cultural development movement; and community-based learning. She is currently working on a fourth book of poetry whose subjects include late-medieval science and global warming.

She is the author of three collections of poetry: Lingo (The University of Akron Press); Winter Morning with Crow (University of Akron Press), chosen by Donald Justice for the Akron Poetry Prize and one of two finalists for PEN’s first Joyce Osterweil Award; and Selections from the Claudia Poems (Minnesota Center for the Book Arts), an art book edition.

In The Hartford Courant earlier this month, an article spotlighting Rossini as the newspaper’s monthly featured poet included, “Her poems and essays have appeared in many journals, including The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and Poetry, as well as anthologies including The Best American Poetry. Her work has been featured on Connecticut Public Radio and the BBC, and she has received numerous fellowships and awards.” The Hartford Courant coverage, including video of Rossini reading one of her poems, is available here and here.

Rossini also was recently featured in an interview on WFSB’s “Better Connecticut,” along with Hillstead Museum Director Susan Ballek and Deborah Berry, editor of Seasons magazine, discussing the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival and why "poetry still matters."

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