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Celebration of Indian Poetry & Culture: Aimee Nezhukumatathil & Rajiv Mohab...

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Celebration of Indian Poetry & Culture with Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Rajiv Mohabir at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival!

Picnics are welcome and food and wine can also be purchased from festival vendors. Guests bring their own chairs and blankets and choose a spot among the flower beds, surrounded by eight-foot stone walls and the sounds of nature.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of four books of poetry: Oceanic; Lucky Fish, winner of the Hoffer Grand Prize for Prose and Independent Books; At the Drive-In Volcano; and Miracle Fruit. With Ross Gay, she co-authored Lace & Pyrite, a chapbook of nature poems (Organic Weapon Arts). She is the poetry editor of Orion magazine and her poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry series, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Poetry, Ploughshares and Tin House. Awards for her writing include an NEA Fellowship in poetry and the Pushcart Prize. She is professor of English and creative writing in the MFA program of the University of Mississippi.

Rajiv Mohabir is an Indo-Caribbean American author of two acclaimed poetry collections — The Taxidermist’s Cutand Cowherd’s Son — and four chapbooks. He is winner of the 2015 Kundiman Prize, a 2015 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant, a finalist for the 2017 Lambda Literary Award in Gay Poetry, and has received fellowships from Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, Kundiman, The Home School, and the American Institute of Indian Studies language program. He received his MFA in Poetry and Translation from Queens College, CUNY and his PhD in English from the University of Hawai`i. Rajiv is currently on staff at Auburn University in Alabama, GA.

Season Pass | $65
Online | $15
At the gate
| $20
Children under
18 | FREE

For reserved seating with chairs and VIP parking, please join The Live Poets Society.

For additional poetry events, see the Hill-Stead Museum Sunken Garden Poetry Festival page.

Hill-Stead Museum’s renowned Sunken Garden Poetry Festival is a unique outdoor arts event which takes place on the grounds of this National Historic Landmark in the heart of Farmington, CT.

The community cherishes this five-event series of readings and music performances in the tranquil and historic Sunken Garden. Visitors can arrive early to tour the museum’s world-class Impressionist art collection, walk the trails or attend the prelude conversations with headlining poets.

Inspired by the surroundings, many attendees take the opportunity to write their own poetry and prose, lingering after dusk to finish their poems and conversations.

Hill-Stead is proud to make the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival accessible to all.

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