Voices of Poetry, now in its fifth year of serving the greater New Milford area, will offer an afternoon of poetry celebrating Valentine’s Day Feb. 20 in Washington.

The program will run from 2 to 3 p.m. at Gunn Memorial Library on Wykeham Road.

A snow date of Feb. 27 is planned.

In honor of the occasion, Voices of Poetry will present two literary couples, Laurel Peterson and Van Hartmann, and Marianela Medrano and Ralph Nazareth, who will read their own and their respective partners’ work.

Hartmann, who teaches literature and film studies at Manhattanville College, has had his poetry published in numerous journals.

He is the author of the poetry collection “Shiva Dancing” and the chapbook “Between What Is and What Is Not,” and is working on a novel and a collection of poems.

Medrano, a Dominican writer and professional counselor who holds a Ph.D. in psychology, offers workshops and readings in various venues in Connecticut and other parts of the country.

She has published several poetry books.

Nazareth, is a professor of English at Nassau Community College where he leads PeaceWork, a student group committed to peace and justice issues, and the managing editor of Yuganta Press in Stamford.

His poems and prose have appeared in many anthologies, journals and e-journals.

Peterson, a professor of English at Norwalk Community College, has had her work published in numerous publications.

Her mystery novel will be released in March and a full-length collection of poetry will be released in in March and a full-length collection of poetry will be released by Futurecycle Press in 2017.

For more information and RSVP, call the library at 860-868-7586.

For more information about Voices of Poetry, contact Neil Silberblatt at voicesofpoet@gmail.com.