Meet Our Poet Laureate

Ashford Poet Laureate

 

The Ashford Arts Council is happy to celebrate Anthony Paticchio’s second year as our Poet Laureate. The Ashford Board of Selectmen has appointed him as the Town of Ashford’s Poet Laureate for a 3-year term. 

Read his poem, Becoming

During the past year I have participated in a number of live and virtual readings.  I have also had a number of my own poems published in online and print journals both here and abroad.  I hosted my first poetry workshop last October.  Over the course of three Saturdays, six of us met at the Ashford Senior Center to read and discuss favorite poems, looking closely at the ways successful poems employ language, form, rhythm, and sound to convey emotion and meaning.  I’m planning a second workshop this Spring.  I look forward to sharing my love of poetry with you all

Spring 2022 Zoom Poetry Workshop With Tony Paticchio

Dates: THE 2ND & 4TH Monday each month from 6:30-8:00 PM).  I’d like to keep this workshop open for as long as there is interest in continuing with it.  If and as writing slots open, I’ll look for new writing participants.

Participants:  Up to 6 writing participants who are willing to share and workshop their own poems.  I will also hold up to 4 additional reading only slots for those who are interested in reading and discussing poetry, but don’t now have work of their own to share.  Please indicate your preference when you contact me.    

We’ll read and discuss our own work, as well as poems by some of our finest contemporary and near contemporary poets, including favorite poets of the participants.   Our goal is to become more accomplished readers and writers of poetry.

PLEASE CONTACT TONY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE, SPECIFYING WHETHER YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE AS A WRITER OR SOLELY AS A READER.