Webster Alumna Named Poet Laureate for Connecticut

Antoinette Brim-BellWebster University alumna Antoinette Brim-Bell has been named Poet Laureate for the state of Connecticut.

Brim-Bell, who earned a bachelor’s in Literature and Language from Webster in 1990, is an accomplished educator, artist and author of three books of poetry, “These Women You Gave Me,” “Icarus in Love” and “Psalm of the Sunflower.”

Excelling in critical analysis and the memoir genre in addition to poetry, she has also written for a wide variety of journals, magazines and anthologies, including but not limited to “Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander,” “Critical Insights: Alice Walker” and “44 on 44: Forty-Four African American Writers on the 44th President of the United States.”  

A Pushcart Prize nominee, a Cave Canem Foundation Fellow and recipient of the Walker Foundation Scholarship to The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, Brim-Bell is currently a member of the English faculty at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut.  


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