Philosophy, Poetry, and Prose

April 05, 2022
Submitted By: Brian David Skelly
Please join us at our next online meeting of the University of Hartford Philosophy Club this Wednesday, April 6 from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. at the following link:      

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This week, local poet and author and retired University of Saint Joseph English professor Dennis Barone will present the topic: "Bridging the Gap: Philosophy, Poetry and Prose", thus rounding off a series of Club presentations regarding the philosophy of literature.  

Dennis Barone Poetry Foundation  -  

Dennis Barone is the author of seven books of short fiction, including On the Bus: Selected Stories (Blaze Vox, 2012). He is also the author of two novellas, Temple of the Rat (Left Hand Books, 2000) and God’s Whisper (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005), and the author of a collection of prose poems, The Walls of Circumstance (Avec Books, 2004). Bordighera Press published his study of Italian-American narrative America / Trattabili in 2011. Barone is editor of Beyond the Red Notebook: Essays on Paul Auster (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995), New Hungers for Old: One-Hundred Years of Italian-American Poetry (Star Cloud Press, 2011), and Garnet Poems: An Anthology of Connecticut Poetry Since 1776 (Wesleyan University Press, 2012). Left Hand Books published his selected poems volume one, Separate Objects, in 1998, and Shearsman Books published volume two entitled Parallel Lines in 2011. In 2015 Quale Press published his mixed genre book Sound / Hammer and in 2016 the SUNY Press published his study Beyond Memory: Italian Protestants in Italy and America. In 2017 Bordighera Press published his book Second Thoughts, a work of short fictions and prose poems. Also in 2017 he received the inaugural Sister Mary Ellen Murphy Faculty Scholarship Award, University of Saint Joseph. In 2018 Blaze Vox published Frame Narrative, a book of poetry, and in 2022 the mixed-genre book A Field Guide to the Rehearsal. A graduate of Bard College, he received his Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Saint Joseph, and currently serves as the Poetry Editor for the Wallace Stevens Journal and as President of the Hartford Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens.   


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An ongoing weekly tradition at the University since 2001, the University of Hartford Philosophy Club is a place where students, professors, and people from the community at large meet as peers. Sometimes presentations are given, followed by discussion. Other times, topics are hashed out by the whole group.  

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