Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio in New Milford will present a poetry reading by James R. Scrimgeour, professor emeritus at Western Connecticut State University, April 27 at 2 p.m.

The New Milford resident will read poems that represent at least three of his major interests: poems about his family, poems dealing with the relationship between landscape and consciousness (i.e., poems written in plain air), and poems written as a result of his engagement with the work of Monet, including poems that grew out of his recent visit to France.

Scrimgeour has published nine books of poetry and more than 220 poems in anthologies and periodicals.

He has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, and he has given over 250 public readings of his work, including one at an International Conference on Poetry and History, Stirling, Scotland.

He was editor of "Connecticut Review" and was one of five poets recently listed on the CBS Connecticut poetry blog.

He has published a critical biography of Sean O'Casey (G.K. Hall) along with numerous reviews and articles on poetry and drama.

Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio is open Thursdays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.

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