Poetry coffee house at ACC

Enfield - posted Oct, 08 2013

ENFIELD - A group of talented New England poets will gather in Café II at Asnuntuck Community College, 170 Elm St., Enfield, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., to read their poetry in the 11th annual Freshwater Poets Coffee House. The poets are all featured in the 2013 issue of Asnuntuck’s internationally known poetry journal, "Freshwater," which will celebrate its 15th anniversary in May 2014. The journal is put together by student editors working in a poetry magazine production class with Edwina Trentham, Professor Emerita of English. The editors read approximately two thousand poems, submitted by poets throughout the United States and the world, to select seventy to eighty poems to be published in Freshwater. Each issue also includes poems by annual winners of the Asnuntuck Student Poetry Contest, open to the twelve Connecticut Community Colleges, the Connecticut Public Universities, and selected Connecticut local high schools. The Twenty-First Annual Contest was judged by award winning poet Gray Jacobik. Refreshments will be served, and the reading is free and open to the public. Copies of books by many of the featured poets, as well as copies of "Freshwater 2013," will be on sale. An open poetry mic will be part of the reading. For more information contact Edwina Trentham at 860-253-3105 or Etrentham@asnuntuck.edu.

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