Sunday April 8, 3PM
A keen observer of the world around him, Tim Cole is a photographer who sometimes thinks of his pictures as visual poems and of his poems as verbal photographs. Deeply indebted to the work of the German poet Friedrich Hölderlin, the subject of his doctoral dissertation, Tim has studied poets writing in German, Danish, French and Spanish as
well as those from our own Anglo-American traditions. Tim occasionally tries his hand at translation. Lately, the haiku form has taken possession of him. A long-time resident of Hartford, Tim has worked as an independent picture framer, a non-profit development director and a planning and development consultant. He also served as the Executive Secretary of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board. He resided briefly in the former home of Wallace Stevens in Hartford’s West End, which was a special gift during his years in Hartford, since Stevens has been an important inspiration for him. Tim now calls Washington, Connecticut home.
Award-winning poet and Pushcart Prize nominee Pat Mottola teaches Creative Writing at Southern Connecticut State University, where she earned both an M.S. in Art Education and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. In addition to working with students at S.C.S.U., she is thrilled to teach both art and poetry to senior citizens throughout Connecticut. Her work is published in journals across the country, including War, Literature & the Arts, Connecticut Review, Main Street Rag, San Pedro River Review, VietNow Magazine, and Paterson Literary Review, among others. She has served as Keynote Speaker for the IMPAC-Young Writers Awards as well as judged Connecticut High School Poetry Out Loud competitions. On a global scale, she has mentored Afghan women writers living in Afghanistan through the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. Pat served as editor of Connecticut River Review from 2012-2017, and is currently Co-President of the Connecticut Poetry Society. She is also the author of Under the Red Dress (Five Oaks Press) and After Hours (Five Oaks Press).
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