Due to the inclement weather and potential road icing, tonight’s scheduled Connecticut Poetry Society reading has been postponed. We will announce a rescheduled date soon.
The Connecticut Poetry Society presents a reading by poets Jeanne LeVasseur and Barry Zaret at Best Video Film & Cultural Center on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The event starts at 7 PM. Admission is free but donations to support BVFCC’s programming are encouraged.
The Connecticut Poetry Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of poetry. Its mission is to encourage a community devoted to poetry through chapter meetings, education and events. Laura and Victor Altshul co-Chair the New Haven branch of the CPS, which meets monthly to workshop poems and to encourage programs in the area.
Jeanne LeVasseur is Professor of Nursing at Quinnipiac University. Her poetry has been published in Nimrod, The Iowa Review, Yankee, The American Journal of Nursing, Literature and Medicine, and JAMA among other journals. Her poems have appeared in four anthologies including Between the Heartbeats: Poetry and Prose by Nurses and Intensive Care: Poetry by Nurses. She is also the author of a book of poetry entitled Planetary Nights.
Barry L. Zaret was born in Brooklyn, NY and received his undergraduate degree at Queens College, NY, his MD at N.Y.U. School of Medicine, and his medical training at Bellevue Hospital and Johns Hopkins. He is the author of two books of poetry. His poems have also appeared in “Caduceus”, “Pharos”, “Long River Run”, the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology and Connecticut Medicine. Dr. Zaret is a cardiologist who has been on the faculty of Yale University School of Medicine since 1973. He served as Chief of Cardiology at Yale University School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Medical Center for 26 years. Currently he is the Robert W. Berliner Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Yale where he continues to teach, write and mentor. He is recognized for his pioneer research in the development of nuclear cardiology. He has written or edited five medical texts, one of which is in its fourth edition as well as several hundred scientific papers and book chapters. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, has received many awards for his scientific work and is a member of several honorific societies. Dr. Zaret is also an accomplished painter whose oils have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He and his wife Renée live in Woodbridge, CT and East Otis, MA.