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Student Poets Tour Coming to Campus – Will Include UofH Student
The Connecticut Poetry Circuit Student Poets Tour will be coming to Wilde Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 12:15 p.m.
This year’s readers include the University of Hartford's own Amanda Schoen, a senior majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing.
Every year, the Connecticut Poetry Circuit chooses five first-rate undergraduate poets from colleges and universities across the state to participate in a reading tour of Connecticut colleges. Competition for these five slots is intense. Each school in the state may nominate a single writer. Out of this large pool of nominations, only five poets are selected by a committee of accomplished poets and critics. In addition to participating in the tour, the work of the winners of this prestigious competition is published in Connecticut Review.
“Being chosen to participate in the poetry tour came as a great surprise and an honor,” Schoen said. After graduating, Schoen plans to attend graduate school to pursue a master’s degree in fine arts with a concentration in creative writing.
Read samples of Schoen's poetry.
In addition to the University of Hartford's Amanda Schoen, the other readers in the 2013 Student Poets Tour are Allegra Berndt from the University of Connecticut, Emma Phillips from Trinity College, Elizabeth Norton Sallee from Wesleyan University, and Amelia Urry from Yale University.
Please come see Amanda and these four other outstanding poets on Feb. 26! The program is free and open to the public. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session.