Poet Laureate – New Milford
Dr. James R. Scrimgeour received his BA from Clark University, his MA and PhD from UMass, Amherst and is Professor Emeritus at Western Connecticut State University. He has published nine books of poetry and over 220 poems in anthologies and periodicals. He has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes and has given over 250 public readings of his work including one at an International Conference on Poetry and History, Stirling, Scotland. He has participated in NEH poetry seminars at NYU and Princeton, has served as Editor of Connecticut Review, and is one of five poets featured on the CBS-Connecticut Poetry Blog. In March 2016, he was appointed Poet Laureate of New Milford, Connecticut. Furthermore, he has published a critical biography of Sean O’Casey (G. K. Hall) along with numerous reviews and articles on poetry and drama. He currently resides in New Milford Connecticut with his wife, Christine Xanthakos Scrimgeour.
Sean O’Casey (Twayne English Authors Series) Boston: G. K. Hall, 1978 — selected by
Macmillan for inclusion on a full text searchable and browsable CD-ROM, June 1997
Balloons Over Stockholm, Fine Tooth Press, Waterbury, CT, Spring 2005
Brushstrokes of the Millennium, WCSU Foundation, Danbury, CT, February 2004
We Are What We Have Loved, Hanover Press, Newtown, CT, March 2001
The Route and Other Poems, Pikestaff Publications, Normal, Illinois, November 1996
Dikel, Your Hands and Other Poems, Spoon River Press, Peoria, Illinois, 1979
On Thacher Island, The Last Automat Press, Patterson, NY, 2008
Monet in the 20th Century, Pudding House Press, Johnstown, Ohio, July 2002
Entangled Landscapes (with John Briggs) Pudding House Press, November 2002
James R. Scrimgeour: Greatest Hits, Pudding House Press, March 2001
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