John L. Stanizzi Poetry

Upcoming Events



    March 19, 2016, 6 p.m. I will be reading with Marilyn Nelson at The West End Poetry Series, Poetry in the Parlor. Info here.

    September 26, 2015 I will be in the Poetry on the Porch series on 96 Kenyon Street, Hartford, along with poet, Ben Grossberg.

    August 25, 2015, 7 p.m. POETRY ON THE PATIO along with Manchester Poet Laureate, Julia Paul. In the Plaza between Maximum Beverage and Blue Plate Kitchen, Bishops Corner, West Hartford, CT, 06117

    March 12, 2015 at 7 p.m. The Guilford Poetry Guild

    February 25, 2015 at 6 P.M. UCONN Co Op

    January 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM — Wintonbury Library Poetry Series, Bloomfield, CT

    July 24, 2014, Thursday 7 p.m. — Good Purpose Gallery, Lee, MA
    I will be reading at the gallery beginning at 7 p.m.

    July 23, 2014 — Presenting a lecture/discussion on poet, Jeffrey Harrison, at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

    July 9, 2014 — I will be the opening voice for poet Alicia Ostriker at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival.

    May 2, 2014 — Reading as Cheney Hall in Manchester as part of Manchester's "Poet Laureate" event.

    May 21, 2014, Wednesday—Mark Twain House, Hartford, CT
    Beginning of a poetry writing workshop I'll be conducting. Beginning on Wednesday, May 21, and continuing each subsequent Wednesday for 6 weeks. Contact the Mark Twain House for specifics.

    May 9, 2014, Friday—7 p.m. Asnuntuck Community College
    presentation of the 2014 Freshwater Poetry Contest winners.

    April 27, Saturday, at 1 p.m. As part of the Writers' Weekend at The Mark Twain House in Hartford, I will be conducting a poetry writing workshop. The focus will be on unique ways to get at your own poems.

    April 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. Waiting for Godot directed by Elizabeth Ciccone—CAST Theater, 113 Summit Street, Manchester, CT. With Stephanie Jacobs, Alex Huizenga, David Smith, Elizabeth Ciccone, and John L. Stanizzi. Tickets $5 at the door.

    April 19, 2014, Friday—1 p.m. Hartford Public Library
    Grand Finale of "Hartford Loves Poetry" festival—I will be reading along with many other area poets.

    April 12, 2014, Saturday—3-5 p.m. Hartford Public Library, Albany Avenue.
    I will conduct a workshop/reading as part of the "Hartford Loves Poetry" poetry festival.

    April 9 at 7 p.m. I will be reading at Northwestern Community College, 2 Park Pl, Winchester, CT 06098, along with Dennis Barone and Lisken Van Pelt Dus.

    March 14, 2014, Friday—7 p.m. Wheeler Library, North Stonington, CT
    I will be reading, along with Barbara Hill.

    March 12, 2014—3 p.m.—Poetry Out Loud Finals
    Central Connecticut State University, Torp Theater New Britain, CT

    Hear the finalists—students from Connecticut high schools—recite classic and modern poems as part of this national recitation contest.


    John L. Stanizzi is available for readings, school visits, workshops, or interviews. Contact him via email—jnc4251@aol.com