The Poetry of Jim Finnegan

March 29, 2022
Submitted By: Brian D. Skelly

Please join us at our next online meeting of the University of Hartford Philosophy Club this Wednesday, March 30 from 1 p.m. to 2 pm. at the following link:     

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This week, we are very excited to have local poet Jim Finnegan read and discuss a selection of his poems. Please see attachment for a look at his poems.  

James Finnegan has published poems in Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, as well as in the anthologies: Good Poems: American Places edited by Garrison Keillor; Laureates of Connecticut; Shadows of Unfinished Things; Imagining Vesalius; Waking Up to the Earth; and recently Walkers in the City. For a decade he served as president of the Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens ( He posts aphoristic ars poetica on the blog ursprache:

Contact Info:

Jim Finnegan

18 Woodrow St.

West Hartford CT 06107


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