Christopher Corbett in “Fair Warning: Leo Connellan and His Poetry”

Christopher Corbett, professor of the practice of English, has an essay included in the just-published collection “Fair Warning: Leo Connellan and His Poetry.” Connellan, winner of the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, was a prominent New England poet who died in 2001.

“Fair Warning” is a collection of essays and appreciations of Connellan by prominent American writers and critics including Richard Wilbur, Robert Creeley and Hayden Carruth.

Corbett’s essay “In the Clear Blue Lobster-Water Country with Leo Connellan,” which appeared originally in the Maine magazine Down East, is an account of walking around the Maine fishing port of Rockland, Connellan’s hometown, with the poet.


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