Sunken Garden Poetry Festival


The dates of the 2014 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival have been announced!

June 11
June 25
July 9
July 23
August 6

Poets and musicians to be announced this spring!

In the historic Sunken Garden on the beautiful grounds of Hill-Stead, one of America's most important poetry events has delighted audiences since 1992. Come and join us and experience remarkable performances of live music and poetry in the midst of an exquisite natural setting. Discover the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival and discover how meaningful, accessible and inspiring poetry can be!

Many thanks to all of you for your enthusiasm and ongoing support of what Billy Collins has called a "cultural phenomenon!"

  • To join Hill-Stead’s poetry mailing list, contact Amanda Guay at 860.677.4787 ext 111 or
  • Have you heard about the Live Poets Society? (Download Benefits PDF). Join this growing circle of poetry lovers and we'll arrange for priority seating and special opportunities to meet the poets.
  • Visit for additional information on the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival!

Or contribute to the Phyllis Joffe Memorial Poetry Fund, an endowment established by Sara Niego in 2010 in honor of her mother, the late Phyllis Joffe, who for many years was co-producer of festival radio broadcasts. To donate, please contact

Advertise in the 2014 Poetry Program! Email Amanda Guay at or call (860) 677-4787 ext 111 for information/reservations.

Become a Corporate Sponsor of the Poetry Festival – it's a win-win arrangement! For information on Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities, email .

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