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Cornelius Eady and the Sunken Garden Poetry Prize Winner

Cornelius Eady’s work as been nominated for a NAACP Image Award and the 1992 Pulitzer Prize. Eady will be joined by his band Rough Magic for music and poetry to delight and inspire. Also performing: Sunken Garden Poetry Prize winner (TBA this spring), sponsored by Tupelo Press.
Also performing: Emily Jungmin Yoon, winner of the Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize winner sponsored by Tupelo Press.

Hill-Stead Museum's renowned Sunken Garden Poetry Festival is a unique outdoor arts event located on the grounds of this National Historic Landmark in the heart of Farmington. Come early to tour the museum's world-class Impressionist art collection, walk the trails, or attend the prelude conversations with headlining poets. Picnics are welcome and food and wine can be purchased from festival vendors. Guests bring their own chairs and blankets and relax among the flower beds in the historic Sunken Garden, surrounded by eight foot stone walls and the sounds of nature

$12 advance online purchase, $15 at the gate, ages 18 and under free.

Parking is always free.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating in and around the garden.

Join Hill-Stead’s Live Poets Society, to receive premier reserved seating. For more information, see Live Poets Society Benefits 2017.

Al fresco dining is allowed on the grounds.

Festival attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic suppers.

Food, wine and other beverages may also be purchased on site from gourmet food vendors.