John L. Stanizzi

Connecticut teacher, author, and poet


Upcoming Events


Wednesday, March 8 — Triple Book Launch at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor Street, Hartford.  The event begin at 7 p.m. and is free. The featured poets are Julie Choffel, Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, and John L. Stanizzi.

Saturday, March 11 — Poetry Out Loud at the Bushnell in Hartford.  166 Capital Avenue. This event beginning at 9.30 a.m. and features the finest high school competing for a trip to Washington DC and a $20,000 first place prize.  I will be functioning as The Prompter, and as always, I’m really looking forward to this year’s Poetry Out Loud.

Tuesday, April 18 – Poetry reading sponsored by the Ridgefield Library, and curated by Barb Jennes.  April 18 at 7 p.m.  This is a ZOOM READING- details to follow.  And what a lovely line-up.  I will be reading with Amy Nawrocki, Lou Gabordi, and Jean Linville.

Saturday, April 22 – Poetry Reading featuring Deb Gilbert and John L. Stanizzi. We will be launching our new titles — Debbie’s new book is imagine the small bones and my new title is Feathers and Bones. This reading will be held at the Hoppin Gallery/Barney Library, 711 Main Street, Farmington. The reading is free and begins at 1 p.m.

Connecticut Artist Fellowships – the Month of March — Curated by Tamari Dmitri, Program Specialist, Art in Public Spaces & Grants 

CT Office of the Arts. We received just over 400 submissions and from a wide range of artistic disciplines. This means, of course, many reviewers working with several hundred artists from across the disciplines.  I am very happy and proud to be a peer reviewer for the Artist Fellowship program, and I’m really looking forward to getting started.