Fairfield Poet Launches New Book Of Poetry

"Still Love" is the new book of poetry by Fairfield resident Jack Powers.

Connecticut Patch, Patch Staff

Posted Fri, Mar 10, 2023 at 5:39 pm ET

 Poet Jack Powers of Fairfield has announced the publication of his second book of poetry, "Still Love." (Anne Powers)

FAIRFIELD, CT — Poet Jack Powers of Fairfield has announced the publication of his second book of poetry, Still Love. A fellow of the Connecticut Writing Project, he is the winner of several prestigious poetry contests and poetry prizes, was named Poet of the Year by the New England Association of Teachers of English, and is the author of the poetry collection Everybody’s Vaguely Familiar.

He will be presenting readings of his work in several locations in upcoming months. These include April 22 at the Wilton Writers Salon; May 19 at Eco Evolution, 135 Washington St. in South Norwalk; June 4 at the Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road; and June 24 at the Norwalk Art Festival.

Powers taught writing at Joel Barlow High School in Redding for many years, where he was co- director of Barlow’s Writing Center. While teaching, he continued to explore many avenues of writing, both with his students and on his own, publishing many essays and poems. He has also recently completed his first novel.

He studied writing at Bard’s Institute of Writing and Thinking, Fairfield University, and the Hudson Valley Writers Center, and earned three master’s degrees in fiction writing, poetry and special education.

Still Love, a book of what Powers calls “broken sonnets,” traces the everyday lives of the characters in his poems through many of life’s stages.

“With intelligence, wit, and most of all, compassion these love poems … are full of sentiment without being sentimental,” commented poet Jennifer Franklin, author of If Some God Shakes Your House.

Still Love is available on Amazon and through local bookstores.