"Two Poets from East of the River" - Jonathan Andersen and Danielle Pieratti. Storrs poet Jonathan Andersen is the author of Augur (Red Dragonfly Press, 2018), winner of the David Martinson-Meadowhawk Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2019 Connecticut Book Award in poetry. Other books include The Burden Note (Meridian Prize, 2014), an English/Serbo-Croatian chapbook, and Stomp and Sing (Curbstone Press/Northwestern University Press, 2005). He is the editor of the anthology Seeds of Fire: Contemporary Poetry from the Other U.S.A. (Smokestack Books, 2008). He has been a featured reader throughout the eastern United States, the United Kingdom, and Serbia, including at the Ledbury Poetry Festival, the 49th International Festival of Literature in Belgrade, and the 42nd Smederevo Poetry Autumn. His poems have appeared in numerous print and online publications. He is a professor of English at Quinnebaug Valley Community College in Danielson and Willimantic, Connecticut. Glastonbury poet Danielle Pieratti's first book, Fugitives (Lost Horse Press, 2016), won the 2016 Idaho Prize and the 2017 Connecticut Book Award for Poetry. She is the author of two chapbooks: By the Dog Star, winner of the Edda Chapbook Competition for Women (Sarasota Poetry Theatre Press, 2005), and The Post, the Cage, the Palisade (Dancing Girl Press, 2015). Danielle holds an MFA from Columbia University and is working towards her PhD in English at the University of Connecticut. She currently teaches secondary English and runs regular writing workshops and retreats for teacher-writers through the Connecticut Writing Project. Open mic follows.