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Garnet Poems
An Anthology of Connecticut Poetry Since 1776
Dennis Barone, ed.; Dick Allen, fwd.

The Driftless Connecticut Series
Garnet Books
2012 • 296 pp. 7 1/4 x 10 1/4"

$28.95 Hardcover, 978-0-8195-7309-4

$22.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7310-0

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Landmark collection illuminates the state through the work of its most prominent poets

Connecticut may be a small state, but it is large indeed in its contribution to the nation’s literature. Garnet Poems features forty-two poets whose work has a strong connection to Connecticut. The first major anthology of Connecticut poetry to appear since the mid-nineteenth century, it includes the work of such notable poets as Wallace Stevens, Lydia Sigourney, Mark Van Doren, Richard Wilbur,
Susan Howe, and Elizabeth Alexander. Distinguished writer-scholar Dennis Barone has supplemented the poems with an editor’s preface, notes that illuminate the poet’s (or poem's) relation to the state, and informative biographies. The book also features a foreword by Dick Allen, the current Connecticut state poet laureate.

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DENNIS BARONE is a professor of English at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, author of fourteen books, and editor of seven, including New Hungers for Old: One-Hundred Years of Italian-American Poetry. DICK ALLEN is a retired professor and director of creative writing at the University of Bridgeport.

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A Driftless Connecticut Series Book
This book is a 2012 selection in The Driftless Connecticut Series,
for an outstanding book in any field on a Connecticut topic
or written by a Connecticut author.
The Driftless Connecticut Series is funded by the
Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund
at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
For more information and a complete list of books in The Driftless Connecticut Series,
please visit us online at

National Endowment for the Arts
This project is supported in part by an award from the
National Endowment for the Arts

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