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Life and Poetry of Wallace Stevens Is Topic of West Hartford Library Event

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Trinity Professor David Rosen will discuss the life and poetry of Wallace Stevens, who formerly lived in West Hartford.


Come hear David Rosen, professor of English at Trinity College, discuss the life and poetry of Wallace Stevens at the Noah Webster Library on Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m.

Stevens, an American Modernist poet who briefly lived in West Hartford, CT, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Collected Poems in 1955.

Some of his best-known poems include Anecdote of the JarDisillusionment of Ten O’ClockThe Emperor of Ice-CreamThe Idea of Order at Key WestSunday MorningThe Snow Man, and Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. Rosen will read three poems by Stevens and will dive into the meaning behind them.

The Noah Webster Library is located at 20 South Main St. in West Hartford, CT. Free parking is available in the Isham Garage. Please bring your parking ticket to the event for validation.

For more information, please call the reference desk at 860-561-6990.

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