christine beck PRODUCER: Christine Beck

Poetry Around the Town is a regular program hosted by West Hartford's Poet Laureate, Christine Beck. The program combines interviews with people who are poets or poetry organizers in the West Hartford area with programs in which Ms. Beck reads and discusses poems of her own and others.

Christine Beck is the Poet Laureate of West Hartford, CT 2015-17. Christine Beck most recently received an MFA in Creative Writing (2013) from Southern Connecticut State University. Past President of the Connecticut Poetry Society and Past President and Founder of the Greater New Haven Chapter of the Connecticut Poetry Society, she is currently the Editor of Long River Run. Christine has served as a judge for contests of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. She has a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (1975 Thurston Honorary Society), and a B.A. from the University of California at Berkely in Linguistics (1972 Phi Beta Kappa). Christine currently teaches Creative Writing at Southern Connecticut State University and University of Hartford. She is the author of Blinding Light (Grayson Books).*

*bio from ctpoetry.net