Light a fire, find a comfortable chair, have a glass of wine or port in hand, or herbal tea and relax for a live poetry reading.
Scoville’s second Ramble will feature Jim Kelleher, Jan Conn, and Charles Rafferty
Jim Kelleher has worked as a carpenter and public school teacher in Boston and Torrington. He has published 3 books of poetry:Quarry, Mick, Selected Poems. His work has appeared in Yankee, The Christian Science Monitor, The Country and Abroad, et al. Jim teaches Literature and Composition at Northwestern CT Community College
Jan Conn has written eight books of poetry, most recently Edge Effects, Brick Books, 2012. These are poems that map the world in fragments, encountering ghosts, hookers and lost-and-found selves.
Botero’s Beautiful Horses (Brick Books, 2009) includes many lyrical poems written in Latin America, and one set on Mars. Jaguar Rain (Brick Books, 2006) focuses on the outstanding Amazonian botanical illustrator, naturalist and explorer Margaret Mee. Vehicule Press published Beauties on Mad River: Selected and New Poems, in 2000. Her book South of the Tudo Bem Cafe (Vehicule Press, 1990) was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. She studies the evolution and ecology of mosquitoes that transmit pathogens at the Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, in Albany, New York.
Charles Rafferty is a poet and fiction writer living in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, who has published more than a dozen books. Rafferty’s most recent collections of poems are The Smoke of Horses (BOA Editions, 2017), Something an Atheist Might Bring Up at a Cocktail Party (Mayapple Press, 2018), and The Problem With Abundance (Grayson Books, 2019). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, O, Oprah Magazine, Prairie Schooner, and Ploughshares. New prose poems are forthcoming in Plume, Gargoyle, Rhino, and The Southern Review. He has won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. Currently, he directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College and teaches at the Westport Writers’ Workshop.