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QVCC Student Phillip Michel Selected for Poetry Reading by The Connecticut Student Poets of 2021

The QVCC English Department and the QVCC Cultural Programming Committee present a poetry reading by the Connecticut Student Poets of 2021. The event takes place on WebEx from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on Thursday March 11, 2021.

Every year since 1970, the Connecticut Poetry Circuit has, through a selection committee of accomplished poets, chosen a small group of student poets from Connecticut’s colleges and universities to go on a reading tour of campuses across the state in the spring semester. This year, the members of the Selection Committee, Randall Horton, Clare Rossini, Kate Rushin, Vivian Shipley, and John Stanizzi, selected five student poets: Marielena Cartagena (Manchester Community College), Gabrielle Colangelo (Yale University), Joelle Gray (Quinnipiac University), Mia Yanosy (University of Connecticut), and QVCC’s own Phillip Michel.

“We were not at all surprised that Phil was selected for this prestigious distinction. His poems are sophisticated, well-crafted, and highly engaging,” said QVCC Professor of English Jon Andersen. “We’re honored to be able to host this talented group. The Connecticut Student Poets tour has been one of the highlights of the poetry scene in this state for over fifty years.”

For more information or a link to attend the event, please send an email with your full name and how you heard about the event by March 10 to Jon Andersen at jandersen@qvcc.edu. (Responses to late requests cannot be guaranteed.)