Friday, March 14, 2014

Gallery 25 Hosts Poet Dr. James R. Scrimgeour

On April 27, 2:00 pm., the gallery will host a poetry reading by Dr. James R.  Scrimgeour, Professor Emeritus of Western Connecticut State University, Dr. Scrimgeour has published nine books of poetry and over 220 poems in anthologies and periodicals. He has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, and he has given over 250 public readings of his work including one at an International Conference on Poetry and History, Stirling, Scotland. He served as editor of Connecticut Review, and he was one of five poets recently listed on the CBS CT poetry blog.  Furthermore, he has published a critical biography of Sean O'Casey (G. K. Hall) along with numerous reviews and articles on poetry and drama. He currently resides in New Milford Connecticut with his wife, Christine Xanthakos Scrimgeour.

For his Gallery 25 reading, Dr Scrimgeour will read poems that represent at least three of his major interests: poems about his family (a long-standing staple of his work), poems dealing with the relationship between landscape and consciousness (i.e., poems written in plain air), and poems written as a result of his engagement with the work of Monet including poems that grew out of his recent visit to France. For further information about Dr. Scrimgeour’s poetry, please visit his home page:

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is located at 25 Church Street, New Milford, CT. It is affiliated with the New Milford Commission on the Arts. Hours are Thursday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 5 PM, or by appointment. For more information about the gallery and classes, please visit the gallery or email:  Admission is free; ample parking is available.

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