Celebrating the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

I'm a great lover of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, which is held every summer in Farmington, CT, and this year celebrates its Twentieth Anniversary. I wrote a short article celebrating the festival for the Poetry Foundation's website. I spoke with the great Richard Wilbur for the article, which was a great thrill as I'm a longtime fan. I'm sorry I wasn't around this summer to hear the many people who have read there so far and will be reading in the coming weeks.

In speaking with former director Rennie McQuilkin, he made the comment that he thought from the beginning that the festival would be a huge success and last forever. I know better than to contradict Rennie. Here's to the next twenty years!

1 comment:

  1. I read your article at the PF site. Well done. What a fantastic event it must be to attend.