Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens

The Twenty-Second Annual
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 2:00pm
Center for Contemporary Culture
Hartford Public Library

Paul Mariani

guest speaker

"Wallace Stevens: Facets of the Human Face Behind the Marble Edifice"

Author of The Whole Harmonium, The Life of Wallace Stevens (Simon & Schuster, 2016).

Paul Mariani is the University Professor of English emeritus at Boston College. He has published over 250 essays, introductions, and reviews, as well as chapters in anthologies and scholarly encyclopedias, and is the author of 18 books, including biographies of William Carlos Williams, Berryman, Lowell, Hart Crane, Hopkins, and Wallace Stevens. He has published seven volumes of poetry, most recently Epitaphs for the Journey, and Thirty Days: On Retreat with the Exercises of St. Ignatius. His awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim and the NEA and NEH. He is the recipient of the John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry. For thirty years he taught at the Bread Loaf Writers and the Image Conferences. His life of Hart Crane, The Broken Tower, a feature-length film, directed by and starring James Franco, was released in 2012.

This festive and illuminating event will begin with a reception of wine and hors d'oeuvres, followed by Paul Mariani's presentation, and will conclude with a book signing, birthday cake and champagne!

$10 suggested donation. Completely voluntary...everyone welcome.

Hartford Public Library - 500 Main Street - Hartford, Connecticut

For more information or to RSVP, contact: Jim Finnegan,
This event is presented by the Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens (,
with the generous support of Hartford Public Library (

PO BOX 2482  ♦  HARTFORD CT 06146-2482