Festival of Regional Poets

March 5 & 6, 1997 (Wed & Thurs) at 8:00 p.m.
Assembly Hall, Campus Center
University at Albany, Uptown Campus

Hosted by Leo Connellan
Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut

Wednesday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m.

Readings by Three Regional Poets

FRANK FAGAN is the author of Pick a Word (1992), a selection of poems, and Maginn (1993), a verse play. He recently completed a novel Martin M, and is at work on a more complete collection of his poetry. Born and raised in Troy, Fagan has lived for the past dozen years in Chatham, New York.

WILLIAM PATRICK, born in Troy, New York, works in many genres from poetry to teleplays to nonfiction. His most recent book is These Upraised Hands (1995), a collection of narrative poems and dramatic monologues. Patrick is currently writing Saving Troy a creative nonfiction book that follows the firefighter paramedics of the Troy Fire Department's 1st Platoon for one full year.

KRISTINE SANTILLI has published poetry in The Loonfeather, The Little Magazine, and The Journal of New Jersey Poets. She is the author of two unpublished collections, Winter Cherries and Morningdays. Santilli lives in Schenectady and teaches English and writing at the Sage Colleges.

Thursday, March 6 at 8:00 p.m.

Reading by Leo Connellan

LEO CONNELLAN has published 14 collections of poetry. Winner of the Shelley Memorial Award and three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, his works include The Clear Blue Lobster-Water Country (1985), New and Collected Poems (1989) and his most recent collection, Provincetown and Other Poems (1995). Connellan has served as Poet-in-Residence for the Connecticut State University System since 1987. In April, 1996 the Connecticut Commission on the Arts named Connellan the Poet Laureate for the State of Connecticut.

"He is assuredly one of our most distinctive poets." --Richard Wilbur

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