Tang Sauce
Hartford musician and poet Tang Sauce performs July 9 as part of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival.

The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival will continue its 25th anniversary season on Sunday, July 9, on the grounds of the Hill-Stead Museum, a National Historic Landmark at 35 Mountain Road, Farmington.

The outdoor festival includes programs featuring well-known and emerging poets, as well as pre-reading talks and music. Visitors also can tour the historic house’s Impressionist art collection or walk the trails of the extensive grounds.

The Poetry of Our World program will feature Jericho Brown at 7:15 p.m., following Ladan Osman at 6 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., there will be a Poetry Jam and Roots of Spoken Word performance by Kate Rushin, Tang Sauce and Summer Tate, and at 6:30 p.m., Tang, who grew up in Hartford and has hosted the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival, and DJ Stealth, the professional name of Asaad Jackson, who began learning the craft at WQTQ 89.9 Qute FM, will perform.

Brown has won a Whiting Writers’ Award and various fellowships. His collections have won honors, and his poems have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. He is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory University. Osman, who was born in Somalia, writes poetry about race, gender, displacement and colonialism.

Brown also will lead Jump-Start, a poetry writing workshop, on Sunday, July 9 at 10 a.m. The cost is $40 to $60. Registration: hillstead.org.

Festival admission is $12 in advance online, $15 at the gate and free for those 18 or younger. Parking is free. Guests should bring their own seating and can bring picnic suppers or buy food and beverages at the festival. Tickets: hillstead.org and 860-677-4787.

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