March 23: Clare Rossini and Daniel Lawless

WordHouse Reading Series
Saturday March 23, 2pm


Reading starts with an Open Mike

Clare Rossini has published three books of poems and recently co-edited an anthology titled The Poetry of Capital (University of Wisconsin, 2020). Individual poems have appeared in publications such as Paris Review, Plume, The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, and Poetry, as well as in many anthologies, including The Best American Poetry series. She has received grants and awards from the State of Connecticut, the Minnesota Arts Board, the Bush Foundation, and the Maxwell Shepherd Foundation; has had residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, and the American Academy in Rome; and has taught at Carleton College, Trinity College, and in the Vermont College MFA program.

Daniel Lawless is the author of The Gun My Sister Killed Herself With; his current book, I Tell You This Now, was released in February 2024. Recent poems appear in FIELD, Barrow Street, Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, Poetry International, Los Angeles Review, upsteet, SOLSTICE, Manhattan Review, Massachusetts Review, JAMA, and Dreaming Awake: New Prose Poetry from the U.S., Australia, and the U.K., among others. A recipient of a continuing Shifting Foundation grant, he is the founder and editor of Plume: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry, Plume Editions, and the annual Plume Poetry anthologies.

Noah Webster House
227 South Main Street
West Hartford CT 06107

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Spring 2024 Series Schedule

Upcoming readings...

March 23
Daniel Lawless
Clare Rossini

April 6
Pat Hale
Patrick Pritchett

May 18
Richard Michelson
V. Penelope Pelizzon

June 1
Eric Hoffman
Steven Ostrowski

All readings on Saturdays
Time: 2-4PM

All readings begin with an Open Mike.

Noah Webster House
227 South Main Street
West Hartford CT 06107

WordHouse Reading Series History


Feb. 17: Martha Collins and Anna V. Q. Ross


December 9: David Pontrelli and Terry Blackhawk

November 18: Dennis Barone and Amy Nawrocki

October 21: Haiku poets: Stanford M. Forrester/sekiro, Tom Sacramona and Denise Fontaine-Pincince

September 30: Brad David and Sally Van Doren

June 10: Debora Kuan and Charles O. Hartman

May 27: Christine Beck and Sharon Lattig

April 8: Steve Straight and Margot Schilpp

March 18: B. Fulton Jennes and Gian Lombardo

February 18: James Berger and Suzanne Frischkorn


December 10: Krysia Jopek and Julie Choffel

November 19: Robert Cording and David Cappella

October 22: Short readings and presentations by contributors to the anthology Imagining Vesalius: An Ekphrastic, Scholarly and Literary Celebration of the 1543 De Humani Corporis Fabrica of Andreas Vesalius, edited by Richard Ratzan. Dennis Barone, Terry Donsen Feder, Rosalyn Driscoll, Jack Coulehan, Jim Finnegan, Noah Ratzan, and Richard Ratzan.

September 17: Present & past West Hartford Poets Laureate: Benjamin Grossberg, Maria Sassi, Ginny Lowe Connors, Dennis Barone, Christine Beck and James Finnegan

Previous series: The Charter Oak Readings