Sink into the Poetry of Our World

{July 9} Enjoy readings from acclaimed poets and a musical spoken word performance at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival.

Jericho Brown and Ladan Osman, two acclaimed poets, will read at The Poetry of Our World, a special entry in the 25th annual Sunken Garden Poetry Festival at the historic Hill-Stead Museum. The evening also includes a poetry jam, a musical spoken word performance, and a book signing.

Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His first book, Please, won the American Book Award. His poems have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Buzzfeed, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. He teaches at Emory University.

Osman is a Brooklyn-based, Somali born artist whose work is a lyric and exegetic response to problems of race, gender, displacement, and colonialism. She is the author of The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony, winner of a Sillerman First Book Prize. Her work has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Roar Magazine, and Rumpus.

Festival guests bring their own chairs or blankets, and can bring a picnic supper or purchase food and wine from gourmet food vendors.

The Poetry of Our World: Sunken Garden Poetry Festival
Hill-Stead Museum
35 Mountain Road, Farmington, Connecticut
Sunday, July 9
Tickets: $15 at the gate, $12 in advance, free for ages 18 and under
Top image Jericho Brown and Ladan Osman, courtesy Sunken Garden Poetry Festival
Janet ReynoldsSink into the Poetry of Our World