The Wallace Stevens Program

The English Department of the University of Connecticut at Storrs has presented this annual poetry reading and student poetry contest since 1964 . The Hartford Insurance Group donates the funds to support this series in memory of Wallace Stevens, their colleague and friend.

Beginning with Carolyn Forche's reading in 1996, the program has been presented in early April at both UConn's, Storrs campus and in the city of Hartford.

Poets who have read for this series:

1964 Marianne Moore 1985 Philip Levine
1965 Richard Eberhart 1986 Dennis Brutus
1966 John Crowe 1987 Galway Kinnell
1967 Robert Lowell 1988 Stanley Kunitz
1968 John Berryman 1989 Gary Snyder
1969 Stephen Spender 1990 Robert Bly
1970 Allen Ginsberg 1991 June Jordon
1971 Louis Zukofsky 1992 W.S. Merwin
1972 Robert Duncan 1993 Amiri Baraka
1973 Father Daniel Berrigan 1994 Sharon Olds
1974 Anne Sexton 1995 Dave Smith
1975 Adrienne Rich 1996 Carolyn Forche
1976 John Malcolm Brinnin 1997 Louise Gluck
1977 Richard Wilbur 1998 Donald Hall
1978 Elizabeth Bishop 1999 Frank Bidart
1979 James Merrill 2000 Mark Doty
1980 Denise Levertov 2001 Yousef Komunyakaa
1981 Anthony Hecht 2002 C.K. Williams
1982 Seamus Heaney 2003 Adrienne Rich
1983 Derek Walcott 2004 Ellen Bryant Voigt
1984 John Ashberry 2005 Robert Hass
2006 Gjertrud Schnackenberg

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