John L. Stanizzi

John L. Stanizzi has delighted readers and listeners throughout New England and (thanks in part to his presence on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac) beyond the Northeast.

Biography

Learn more about the life of this gifted Connecticut author, teacher, and poet.

Books

John L. Stanizzi is the author of ten books. Read and buy them here.

Events

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Photos

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Videos

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Links and Interviews

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With a poet's voice and a naturalist's eye, John Stanizzi takes us on a daily journey in verse and photographs to a pond near his home where he reveals the secrets of nature hidden in plain view. These artfully crafted four-line acrostics using the letters P.O.N.D., cycle through the seasons, painting a bold phenological picture of nature's ever-changing events. He takes to heart Thoreau's comment that a pond "is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature." Stanizzi's keen observations and metaphorical connections not only delight in the reading, they forever enlarge and give meaning to our experiences outdoors. .

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