Charles Hartman is this year's featured poet.
Charles Hartman is this year's featured poet.

The Poet's Voice, yearly readings in Fairfield County libraries by outstanding poets, returns to Darien Library Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. Poet Charles Hartman will read his poems at this annual event, which will be held in the Conference Room on the Library's Mezzanine Level.

Charles Hartman was born in Iowa City and graduated from Harvard in 1971 with a senior thesis on Bob Dylan. His Ph.D. dissertation, overseen by Naomi Lebowitz, became Free Verse: An Essay on Prosody (1981), which is still assigned in advanced courses.

He has taught at Northwestern, the University of Washington, and is currently Professor of English, Poet in Residence, and Co-Director of Creative Writing at Connecticut College. His musical talents and interest in language and computer arts bring elements of jazz and the singer-songwriter to his poetry, as well as a fresh approach to language and connections.

Charles Hartman is the author of several non-fiction books, compact discs, and eight volumes of original poetry.

The reading is supported by the Horace E. Manacher Poetry Fund and contributions to the Darien Library Annual Campaign.

A reception will follow the presentation.

Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behing Nielsen's).