University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English



John Hennessy


Painted Word Poetry Series

Fleming Museum

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 6:00 PM

with John Hennessy

John Hennessy is the author of two collections, Coney Island Pilgrims and Bridge and Tunnel, and his poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2013, The Believer, Poetry, Fulcrum, Harvard Review, The New Republic, The Poetry Review (UK), and the Poetry Ireland Review. In 2007-2008, he held the Resident Fellowship in Poetry at the Amy Clampitt House, and his other honors include the Transatlantic Review Award from the Henfield Foundation and the Elizabeth Matchett Stover Memorial Award from the Southwest Review.

The Painted Word poetry series is presented under the direction of Major Jackson, the Richard Dennis Green and Gold Professor in UVM’s Department of English. Highlighting established and emerging poets, The Painted Word is a collaboration between the Fleming Museum of Art and the UVM Department of English, with support from the James and Mary Brigham Buckham Scholarship Fund.


The Painted Word Poetry series works to bring poets to the UVM campus to do readings that are open to both the university community and the wider public. These readings are generally held at the Fleming Museum on campus and are held the last Wednesday of each month.










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