Garnet Poems: An Anthology of Connecticut Poetry Since 1776 (Driftless Connecticut Series & Garnet Books) (Hardcover)
Connecticut may be a small state, but it is large indeed in its contribution to the nation's literature. Garnet Poems features forty-two poets whose work has a strong connection to Connecticut. The first major anthology of Connecticut poetry to appear since the mid-nineteenth century, it includes the work of such notable poets as Wallace Stevens, Lydia Sigourney, Mark Van Doren, Richard Wilbur,
Susan Howe, and Elizabeth Alexander. Distinguished writer-scholar Dennis Barone has supplemented the poems with an editor's preface, notes that illuminate the poet's (or poem's) relation to the state, and informative biographies. The book also features a foreword by Dick Allen, the current Connecticut state poet laureate.
About the Author
DENNIS BARONE is a professor of English at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, author of fourteen books, and editor of seven, including New Hungers for Old: One-Hundred Years of Italian-American Poetry. DICK ALLEN is a retired professor and director of creative writing at the University of Bridgeport.