"A Poet from Eastern CT and a Bloomfield Poet" -- Daniel Donaghy and Kim Hunt. Daniel Donaghy
is the author of three poetry collections: Somerset
, co-winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize; Start with the Trouble
, winner of the University of Arkansas Press Poetry Prize,
, a Paterson Prize Finalist. His poems have
appeared widely in journals and anthologies, including The Golden
Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks
forthcoming Keystone: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania.
is from Philadelphia and is currently a Professor of English at Eastern
Connecticut State University, where he teaches poetry and creative writing
courses and edits Here: a poetry journal
with his students.
Kim Hunt retired in 2015 after 40 years of litigation practice. He has now returned to writing poetry (he had several poems published in the University of New Hampshire campus
magazine in 1971). Since retirement, he has served as the President of the Wit
& Wisdom poetry club, hosted a Creative Writing Group within the UConn
Adult Learning Program, and published a book of poetry, Deciphering
Uncertainty. His poem “Love’s Fire” (p. 23 in that collection) received
honorable mention from the Chaparejos Division of the 2020 Chaparral Poetry
Forum. He continues hosting the Creative Writing Group and is now completing a second book of poetry, entitled Harrowing The Hollows.
Open Mic follows the featured poets. Sign up during registration or email Mara (below). Upon registering your email for this program, you will receive the Zoom link to join. All participants will start with video off and sound muted. No computer/internet at home? Call the Library for the phone number, meeting ID & password and join us over the phone.