Poet James Scully will give a reading at the UConn Co-op for the annual Creative Sustenance event, to benefit the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic. The reading will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1, beginning at 7 p.m.
Scully’s work is noted for its social engagement. His 11th collection of poems, Donatello’s Version, was published recently. His 10 previous poetry collections include The Marches, Avenue of the Americas, Words Without Music, and Boxcars.
An emeritus professor of English at UConn, Scully won the 1967 Lamont Poetry Award. He has also received two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
The reading, which is sponsored by the University’s Creative Writing Program, is free and open to the public.
Audience members are invited to make a donation or bring canned goods to support the Covenant Soup Kitchen.
For more information, go to the UConn Co-op’s web site or the Creative Writing Program web site.