The Connecticut Poetry Society continues its popular monthly poetry series! Programming runs on the last Saturday of the month at the Hartford History Center, 3rd floor of the downtown library from 10:15am-12:15pm.

Poets on Poetry is free and open to the public. For further information, visit

The Poetry of Walt Whitman

Presented by Victor Altshul
& Christine Beck
Saturday, May 20, 10:15 am

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

-from O Captain! My Captain!, 1865

The Poetry of William Carlos Williams

Presented by Mark Sheridan
Saturday, June 24 10:15 am

so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white

-The Red Wheelbarrow, 1923