Poet Laureate – West Hartford
Christine Beck was named the fifth Poet Laureate of West Hartford in May of 2015. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree from Southern Connecticut State University and is the author of Blinding Light (Grayson Books 2013) and I’m Dating Myself, (Dancing Girl Press 2015). Her second chapbook, Stirred, Not Shaken, is forthcoming from Five Oaks Press.
Christine Beck teaches poetry, creative writing and literature at The University of Hartford, Southern Connecticut State University and in private workshops. She is a former president of the Connecticut Poetry Society and currently directs its monthly series at which poets moderate a discussion about a well-known poet at the Hartford Public Library. She is also a board member of Riverwood Poetry Series, which presents poetry and panel discussions about social justice issues. More information about her many activities is on her website—www.ChristineBeck.net.
Blinding Light, Grayson Books 2013
I’m Dating Myself, Dancing Girl Press 2015