Audio interview broadcast on WNPR radio's Where We Live January 17, 2008.
Alvin M. Laster
(1922-2012) was a freelance writer and a published and anthologized poet. His poems
have appeared in many literary journals. He has been honored for his
poetry by Mattatuck College and received the Board of Trustees Merit
Award from Naugatuck Valley Community-Technical College. He has
lectured and given readings to literary groups in Connecticut, New
York, and California. He is past-president of the Southbury Poetry
Society and a member of the Academy of American Poets. He has
taught poetry at the University of Connecticut, and was a recipient
of an Award for Best Writing from Connecticut Author and
Publishers. A collection of his poems, titled "ARABESQUES, TRUMPETS AND
GRACE NOTES", was published in 1988 by the Northwoods Press.