Spring Poetry Series March 10th at 4pm


Join us Sunday March 10th at 4pm for an afternoon of poetry at the store. Nearly every year we have hosted a Spring Poetry series that features poets from all across Connecticut. I think most of you know our fondness for poetry in all it's forms and we are happy to begin with Sunday March 10th at 4pm with Gail Carson Levine, Nicole Caruso Garcia and Phillip K. Lu and Susan Campbell Bartoletti.
The books for each poet are listed below- feel free to order them for signing.

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The March 10 poets at 4pm are:

Gail Carson Levine's first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a Newbery Honor Book. Levine's other books include Ever, a New York Times bestseller; Fairest, a Best Book of the Year for Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal and a New York Times bestseller; Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults; The Wish; The Two Princesses of Bamarre; A Tale of Two Castles; Stolen Magic; The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre; Ogre Enchanted; and the six Princess Tales books. She is also the author of the nonfiction books Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly and Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink, as well as the picture books Betsy Who Cried Wolf and Betsy Red Hoodie. Gail Carson Levine and her husband, David, live in a two-centuries-old farmhouse in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

Phillip K. Lu: Phillip K. Lu, CSU Distinguished Professor of Astronomy Emeritus, earned an MA from Wesleyan University, CT and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, published more than 100 research papers in Astronomical Journals, translated and edited a half of dozen books and ten volumes bilingual poetry collections. Recipients of Dr. Da-Yu Wu's Memorial Foundation Science Writer Prize, 2006 and the naming Minor Planet 175450Phillipklu by the International Astronomical Union in 2014. He is living a leisure life after retirement from teaching and research. Writing, painting, listening to classical music are his habit. He grows vegetables in summer, chopping wood in winter, and loves to repair things. He is in reasonably good health with a sufficient retirement income for his simple lifestyle. Writing is part of his passion. He uses a keyboard, mouse, and monitor as the chimney in venting out his past humiliation or glory, success or failure, happiness or sorrow.

Nicole Caruso Garcia is an American poet and educator. She serves as associate poetry editor at Able Muse and as an executive board member at Poetry by the Sea, an annual poetry conference. Her work appears in journals such as Atticus Review, Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, Measure, Mezzo Cammin, Modern Haiku, ONE ART: a journal of poetry, the Orchards, PANK, Plume, the Raintown Review, Rattle, RHINO, Sonora Review, Spillway, Tupelo Quarterly, and the anthologies Extreme Sonnets and Extreme Formal Poems. Her work has received the Willow Review Award, won a 2021 Best New Poets honor, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.

Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850, winner of the Robert F. Sibert Medal. She lives in Moscow, Pennsylvania. Susan will be reading her poetry, some of which is published in several national periodicals.

Event date: 
Sunday, March 10, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event address: 
178 Greenwood Avenue
Bethel, CT 06801
Transient By Gail Carson Levine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781879205901
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nightshade Press - July 16th, 2016

The Absence of Presence By Phillip K. Lu Cover Image
ISBN: 9798595510073
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Independently Published - January 16th, 2021

Oxblood: Poems By Nicole Caruso Garcia Cover Image
ISBN: 9781773491059
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Able Muse Press - October 7th, 2022