Dr. Michael Lepore

River Bend Bookshop is the proud home of works by Glastonbury Poet Laureate Emeritus, Dr. Michael Lepore.


About the Poet

picture of Michael LeporeMichael Lepore is a retired orthodontist. He lives with his wife, Nancy, in Glastonbury, Connecticut. They converted their 1850 Georgian Revival home into a bed and breakfast inn, A Cardinal House, where they specialize in small weddings, elopements and afternoon Victorian High Teas. Dr. Lepore is the author of several collections of poetry, including Forgotten Heroes: Poems for and about Veterans of the Vietnam WarVietnam Voices: Echoes of the Vietnam Experience, Moral Injury: A Vietnam War Journey of Moral and Spiritual Confusion, and My Inner Eye: Reflections Seen Through a Veil of Time, all published by Grayson Books, and Impaired: The Continuing Crisis for Vietnam Veterans, published by Antrim House.

Lepore received a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Michael's College in Winooski Park, Vermont, a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Baltimore, MD, and a Master's Certificate in Orthodontics from Tufts School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA. Lepore received a commission in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps and served his active duty attached to Headquarters, 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina from 1968 – 1970. 

He is chaplain of the local Veterans’ Service Commission and  adjutant/paymaster of the Peter P. Monaco, Jr. Detachment of the Marine Corps League where, through his poetry, he helps to raise funds for the Marines Helping Marines, Wounded Marine Program, for the combat troops returning from the Iraqi and Afghanistan conflicts. His poetry has been featured in New Dimensions, a publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, Tufts Dental Medicine, the magazine of the Tufts University Dental Alumni Association, Caduceus, published by the Yale Medical Group Art Place, and Long River Run, a publication of the Connecticut Poetry Society.  Lepore is the treasurer of the Connecticut Poetry Society and a member of the Hartford Chapter’s Second Sunday Poetry Workshop.



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My Inner Eye: Reflections Seen Through a Veil of Time
 Impaired: The Continuing Crisis for Vietnam Veterans
Moral Injury: A Vietnam War Journey of Moral and Spiritual Confusion
Vietnam Voices: Echoes of the Vietnam Experience
Forgotten Heroes: Poems for and about Veterans of the Vietnam War