English Professor to Discuss Worcester Poets on Local Radio Show

WORCESTER, Mass. – On Nov. 19, “Worcester: Academically Speaking” will feature Beth Sweeney, associate professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, who will discuss the remarkable history of poetry in Worcester with readings and analysis of poems by Stanley Kunitz, Elizabeth Bishop and Frank O’Hara. Professor Sweeney will also give an overview of the contemporary poetry scene in Worcester. Tune in 7:30 - 8 a.m. on WTAG 580 AM.

On Nov. 26, Sweeney will share her poetry and the life experiences that inspired her poems on “Worcester: Academically Speaking,” with host Jim Hannon.  Dr. Sweeney was the 2005 first-prize winner of the annual contest sponsored by the Worcester County Poetry Association for her poem, “Revenant,” a meditation on her resemblance to and relationship with an older sister who took her own life. Tune in 7:30 - 8 a.m., on WTAG 580 AM.

“Worcester: Academically Speaking” is sponsored by the Community Relations Committee of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium, Inc.