First woman Lion
June 22, 2014
Area poet/author S. T. Haggerty will read from his new book Cows in the Fog June 28 at 5:30 p.m. at
Rumors European Café, 22 Mill Plain ‘Road (next to Windmill Diner) in Danbury.
Haggerty grew up in Greenwich and his family spent summers in Vermont where the children’s playground was farmlands and wooded areas. So
it is not surprising his childhood surrounded by nature filled with lake swims,
hikes and farm chores influence some of the poetry.
Other themes are spirituality, human observations and humor in such sections as “Quips and Quotes” and one of the stories, “The Stockton Diet,” in which a regular guy in a house empty of food ventures out at night after the town is closed down and finds food where “few men would dare to eat.”
His father worked in music editing and was retired by thetime Haggerty was born so as a young boy he got to spend time with him, and was around composers and musicians, some well-known growing up.
Calling his father an inspiration, an early memory, the author recalls is “sitting in my father’s office writing stories for school in his creative ambiance as he edited music for Richard Rogers” for the “Sound of Music.”
The author invites readers to walk down country roads and “Breathe the fresh air, feel the warmth of a cow against your cheek at milking, or stand on a wood plank bridge as a roaring brook cheers a valley on a dismal day.”
The book (available July 1 on amazon.com) has something for all
Recently, the author visited some childhood haunts and stopped in at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury, and met a Frost expert who told him, like Haggerty, the poet drew inspiration from
gardening and farm chores.
He also visited Manchester where the book is being sold at the Northshire Bookstore, the largest independent bookstore in the U.S.
S.T. Haggerty served as a magazine editor at McGraw-Hill Publications in New York. As a freelance writer, he has published articles in a
number of magazines. He began his journalism career as a college senior,
writing sports articles for the Bennington Banner in Vermont.
He received his Master’s Degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina where he attended on a graduate assistantship scholarship. His concentration was in creative fiction and non-fiction. He placed third in USC’s fiction writing contest. From Southern Vermont College, he earned his B.S. degree in business cmmunications with a minor in English literature.
He is an alumnus of the American Society of Magazine Editors Internship Program, and was chosen as one of three American students by the vice president of McGraw-Hill to be an editorial trainee.
Contact: S. T. Haggerty at email@example.com
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Contact: Donna Christopher