Quick quiz to ascertain how well YOU, as a citizen of Nutmeg Nation, know your state poet laureate: Dick Allen.
1. In addition to seven volumes of poetry, Allen's work has been published in:
a. The New Yorker
b. The Atlantic Monthly
c. The New Republic
d. All of the Above
2. True of false: among Allen's honors are the Robert Frost Prize, the Hart Crane Prize, the Push Cart Prize and a finalist designatee for a National Book Critics Circle Award.
(Answers: 1 - d; 2 - True.)
Sort of makes you want to go see the mellifluous Allen Friday when he headlines in the second event of the 19th season at the Arts Cafe - Mystic. In support, the guitar duo of Handler & Levesque provide music and, as always, the program takes place in the Mystic Arts Center.
- RICK KOSTER
with Handler & Levesque,
Arts Cafe - Mystic, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Mystic Arts Cafe, 9 Water St., Mystic; $8 adults
and seniors, students free; (860) 912-2444
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.