March 18: B. Fulton Jennes and Gian Lombardo

WordHouse Reading Series Saturday March 18, 2pm

Readings by B. Fulton Jennes and Gian Lombardo

Reading starts with an Open Mike

Gian Lombardo’s books include the prose poetry collections Bricked Bats (2021), Machines We Have Built (2014), Who Lets Go First (2010), Aid & A Bet (2008), Of All the Corners to Forget (2004), Sky Open Again (1997), Before Arguable Answers (1993), and Standing Room (1989) as well as the poetry collection Between Islands (1984). At the end of 2022, his translation of Louis Bertrand’s Gaspard de la Nuit: Fantasies in the Manner of Rembrandt and Callot appeared. Other of his translations include Michel Delville’s Anything & Everything (2016), Archestratos’s Gastrology or Life of Pleasure or Study of the Belly or Inquiry Into Dinner (2009), Michel Delville’s Third Body (2009) and Eugène Savitzkaya’s Rules of Solitude (2004). He directs Quale Press, which mainly publishes prose poetry, and teaches publishing at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

B. Fulton Jennes is Poet Laureate of Ridgefield, CT, and poet-in-residence at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Her poems have appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies, including Comstock Review, Right Hand Pointing, Rust and Moth, SWIMM, Tar River Poetry, The Night Heron Barks, Tupelo Quarterly, and Extreme Sonnets II. Jennes’ poem “Glyphs of a Gentle Going” won the 2022 Lascaux Prize. Her collection Blinded Birds (Finishing Line Press) received the 2022 International Book Award for a poetry chapbook.

Noah Webster House
227 South Main Street
West Hartford CT 06107

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Spring 2023 Series Schedule

Upcoming readings...

March 18
B. Fulton Jennes
Gian Lombardo

April 8
Steve Straight
Margot Schilpp

May 27
Sharon Lattig
Christing Beck

June 10
Charles O. Hartman
Debora Kuan

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


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