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Rod McKuen, Mega-Selling Poet And Performer, Dies At 81

The husky-voiced “King of Kitsch” whose music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and ’70s won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died.

01/29/2015

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Top Local Poets In Connecticut

When there is an occasion for great happiness or great sadness, people cannot always find the right words to celebrate or mourn with. They turn to their poets for the perfect words. Connecticut has many such gifted men and women.

12/17/2013

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Plea Deal In Theft Of Robert Frost Cards And Letters

A Vermont man charged with stealing original cards and letters written by poet Robert Frost has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in a deal with prosecutors.

10/02/2013

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Top Poetry Events In Connecticut

April is National Poetry Month, so bring on the sonnets, limericks and haikus and be prepared to be dazzled by cerebral creativity in Connecticut.

04/01/2013

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Polly Brody: Poet + Artist = Ekphrasis!

Just pronouncing the word, “ekphrasis” sounds like it should be followed by an exclamation point. It certainly deserves a lot of attention. Ekphrasis is a literary response to a visual work of art. It is a celebration, especially when distinguished poet Polly Brody of Southbury responds to a painting by renowned Bristol artist Lorna Cyr.

10/24/2011