SHAWNA FOUNDATION LIBRARY POETRY TOUR
IN Milford AND Uxbridge
The Shawna Foundation presents The Library Poetry Tour, bringing live poetry readings to the Milford Town Library and the Uxbridge Free Library quarterly throughout 2024. The readings will be held quarterly, hosted by Tony Brown, the winner of the 2022 Stanley Kunitz Medal, endowed by the late U.S. Poet Laureate and Worcester native and awarded annually to a poet for lifetime achievement and service to the Central Massachusetts poetry community.
The February Readings features Victor Infante
February 21 February 29
Milford Town Library Uxbridge Free Public Library
80 Spruce Street 15 N Main Street
The program is financed in part by the Milford Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Victor D. Infante is the features editor for The Worcester Telegram & Gazette and the editor for Worcester Magazine. He has appeared in dozens of journals, including The Chiron Review, The Collagist, Barrelhouse, Pearl, Spillway and The Banyan Review, as well as in anthologies such as "Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance Poetry," "Spoken Word Revolution Redux," "The Last American Valentine: Poems to Seduce and Destroy," "Aim For the Head: An Anthology of Zombie Poetry," "The Incredible Sestina Anthology" and all three "Murder Ink: Tales of New England Newsroom Crime" anthologies. His first full-length poetry collection, “City of Insomnia,” was published by Write Bloody Publishing, and his poetic novella, "Suffer For This," is set to come out later this year on Moon Tide Press. He lives in Worcester with his wife, the poet Lea C. Deschenes, and their army of ferrets.
Tony Brown has been writing for well over 50 years, and publishing and performing his work for over 40.
A seven-time Pushcart Prize and two-time Best Of The Net nominee, he has traveled the country, slammed for the Worcester Poets’ Asylum, and organized and hosted many readings and reading series.
He is the winner of the 2022 Stanley Kunitz Medal, endowed by the late US Poet Laureate and Worcester native and awarded annually to a poet for life achievement and service to the Central Massachusetts poetry community.
His most recent eBooks and publications can be found through his Patreon site (https://www.patreon.com/TonyBrown).
His daily poetry blog is available at http://radioactiveart.blog. He resides in Worcester, MA.