Newsletter November 2018
Many thanks to the Princeton Public Library staff, and especially
Hannah Schmidl, for all they do to support our poets and readings, and provide the venue, in partnership with U.S. 1 Poets Co-op and Delaware Valley Poets, Inc., to bring poetry to the community. Our gratitude to all those that faithfully show up at readings and support "Poets at the Library" here in Princeton.
On Monday, November 12, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, POETS at the LIBRARY presents two very talented poets, LOIS HARROD AND TONY GRUENEWELD reading from their work. Please come to the PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY located on
65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542.
Open reading and Book signing follows.
This event is Co-sponsored by the library, US1 Poets’ Cooperative and Delaware Valley Poets; and Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Free and open to the public. Open mic follows.
On street parking is available nearby. The parking garage is adjacent to the library. http://www.princetonlibrary.org/
Contact information for US1 Poets, Lavinia Kumar firstname.lastname@example.org
Delaware Valley Poets info contact Pat Hardigree at email@example.com
Delaware Valley poets will meet on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm in Room #5 from 7 - 8:30 pm
at the Lawrence Branch of the
Mercer County Public Library, located at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648. The library is open from 9:30 AM until 9 PM most days.
The contact number for the library is (609) 989-6920.
All are welcome to attend our workshops. Please bring 7-10 copies of your poem.
DVP meeting schedule for 2018:
Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm in Room #5
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm in Room #5
A link to NJ Poetry Calendar and PCCC Publications: poetrycenterpccc.com/publications/
click on selected month (September through June); Calendar will open with Adobe.
Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the Founder and Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. Maria's website - mariagillan.com/index.html
Please reference the link to the NJ Poetry Calendar for readings/ poetrycenterpccc.com/readings/
PLEIN AIR POETRY WORKSHOP: Tuesday, October 30, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm -- Plein air painting takes the artist into the landscape. This workshop with poet Lois Marie Harrod takes participants into St. Michaels Farm Preserve, Carter Road, Hopewell, NJ> Writers of all levels are welcome. Bring your lunch, notebook and pen. RSVP to D&R Greenway: call (609) 924-4646 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Thursday, November 1, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm - Cool Women Reading “Sourland Dialogues” for Sourland Conservancy Train Station Series, As part of the Sourland Consevancy 2018 Train Station Series, Cool Women Poets will read on Thursday, November 1, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. at the Hopewell Train Station,
2 Railroad Place, Hopewell, New Jersey. Suggested donation $5.00 at the door. The members of the nine-women poetry critique and performance group will read three rounds of poems, creating a jazz conversation with and about plants, animals and people in the Sourlands. For more information call 609-309-5155. To register, follow this link: http://tiny.cc/SCCoolWomen
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 7-9 pm
Somerset Poetry Group
Bridgewater Public Library- Meeting Room C
1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater Library
Bridgewater, NJ (908)526-4016
Open Mic to follow
For More Information
Contact: Bob Rosenbloom
ANNOUNCEMENT -- On Saturday 11/10, The Hillsborough Public Library is holding a local authors day. Writers can sign up for tables from which to sell books. Time for short public readings are a feature of the day. Contact Lisa Cassaly at email@example.com for information and to reserve a spot.
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 4 pm. Free with donation. Cool Women at Ellarslie Poetry Reading, The Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park,Cool Women Poets is a Central Jersey-based, nine-member poetry critique and performance group, which has been meeting for 24 years. Their performances are theme based improvisations and the result is a jazz-like poetic performance. The reading is a benefit for the Trenton Museum Society as the society celebrates its 40th anniversary and will celebrate the current Garden State Water Color Society exhibition. The theme for this reading is Lost and Found Edges which is a watercolor technique used to create and suggest movement.
Thursday, December 13 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Lovely as a Tree Poetry Workshop with Poet Maxine Sussman at the Johnson Education Center. Drawing inspiration from model poems and from the exhibit “Lovely as a Tree,” participants will write and share an original poem or short personal essay inspired by the natural world. Beginners to advanced are welcome. RSVP to D&R Greenway: call (609) 924-4646 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
BJ Ward posted in The Gauntlet: A Facebook Link to Poetry series Around the Country and beyond.
Here are the scheduled events for Warren County Community College's 2018-2019 Visiting Authors Series.
Wednesday, October 10: Denise Duhamel
4 pm Master Class; 7:30 pm Reading
Thursday, November 8: David Daniel
4 pm Master Class; 7:30 pm Reading
Thursday, December 6: A Reading by the
Poet Laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith
Thursday, March 7, 2019: Meghan O'Rourke
4 pm Master Class; 7:30 pm Reading
All events are free and open to the public, thanks to a grant from the
Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
Warren County Community College, 475 Route 57 West
Washington NJ 07882 -- (908) 835-WCCC (9222)
PATERSON LIGHT and SHADOW and WHAT BLOOMS IN WINTER
Maria Mazziotti Gillan's most recent books are the poetry and photography collection, Paterson Light and Shadow and the poetry collection, What Blooms in Winter. Her collection of poems along with some of her paintings is The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets. Maria's official website is MariaGillan.com
Unlocking the Word: An Anthology of Found Poetry has been published by (Lamar University Literary Press). This 200-page book includes work by 54 contributors from across the country, including three poems by Maria Mazziotti Gillan.
It is the world’s first major anthology of “found poetry” and the poems present a look at how might we use words not originally meant to be a poem and turn those words into a poem. The underlying principle of this book is that a “found poem” works because the poet who discovers it is able to find poetry in ordinary language – even in language that at first seems to struggle against any semblance of the imaginative voice – and thereby discover the aesthetic possibilities of all words no matter where they originally appear.
The sources of “found poems” in this anthology are remarkably varied. They include textbooks, literary and scientific monographs, essays, newspaper and magazine articles, letters, emails, advertisements, speeches, and many other non-creative publications. They all reveal the joy of the discovery of the transformative aesthetic elements in everyday language and show us that poetry resides everywhere around us. ----- mariagillan.blogspot.com/
PRAISE FOR UNDER DARK WATERS: SURVIVING THE TITANIC
"ANNA M. EVANS is one of the best practitioners of the sonnet and the sonnet series. Her series on the Titanic is one of the most memorable I have ever read. The technical difficulty of the poem is noteworthy, but it is the construction of the book, based on that poem as a centerpiece, that is genius."
– Kim Bridgford, author of Undone
Available from Able Muse Press, under-dark-waters-surviving-the-titanic-poems
LAURA BOSS is celebrating her new poetry collection, THE BEST LOVER, New York Quarterly Books, 2017, which continues her signature style of audacious, irreverent, ironic narrative poems. These poems fuse heartbreak, humor and intensity in unflinchingly honest words that explore relationships: both family relationships and lovers. This book examines the grief that follows a long-term relationship, 9/11, internet dating, the randomness of fate and the way choices made or not made affect the course of our lives. Baudelaire said, “the worst sin of poetry is to be boring,” and Laura's poems are never boring.
CLIFTON COORDINATORS ― poet James Gwyn and musician Victoria Warne ― are always looking for interested persons to participate. Contact them at the event or at email@example.com
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POETRY WORKSHOPS and CONFERENCES
WRITING YOUR WAY HOME: A POETRY WEEKEND INTENSIVE
with award-winning poets, Laura Boss & Maria Mazziotti Gillan
December 7 - 9, 2018 at an English Manor House in Mendham, New Jersey.
This poetry weekend intensive is open to all writers over the age of 18. From 5 p.m. Friday, December 7 and ends 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 9.
Location: English Manor House directly across from the convent of Saint John the Baptist, 82 West Main Street, Mendham, NJ.
If you are interested, open the Writing Your Way Home document for all the details and contacts: WritingYourWayHomePoetryWeekendIntensive2018December7to9.pdf
Check out Muse Pie Press: http://www.musepiepress.com/submissions.html
Message forwarded by Arlene Weiner RE: Nourish-poetry & haiku; www.nourish.com
"We are a relatively new journal in the process of inviting poets such as yourself, and your members, to submit poems and/or haiku for publishing consideration in Nourish-poetry & haiku."
To submit your poetry and/or haiku, please click on the link below:
Need a poetry prompt? Go to
The Music In It: Adele Kenny's Poetry Blog
Prompt # 321 – Through the Lens
Hypertrophic Press accepts poetry, fiction and non-fiction
Timothy Green, Editor Rattle - firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the submission page for regular submissions
Rattle : http://www.rattle.com/
12411 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604
Edison Literary Review (ELR) is a nationally recognized annual established in 2002. Over the past years, they have published poems from well-known, experienced poets as well as from poets publishing for the first time. Now reading for Issue 18. See Website: www.edisonliteraryreview.org & email: email@example.com
Clare Songbirds Publishing House
Wordtech reads chapbooks in May; The reading period for full-length
manuscripts is November. They also post calls for manuscripts for specific projects
from time to time. See their Facebook page for the latest news. If you would like to
submit outside of these time frame, please query. No reading fees.
CALL FOR READERS / PERFORMERS
John Irving of Café Improv, seeks to enlist poets, readers or those that recite poetry, for Café Improv, the monthly, [usually the 4th Saturday] televised cabaret at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts that he runs with EmCee Thomas P. Florek and others. You can learn more about Café Improv at www.cafeimprov.com
Call or email John Irving. Gigs are scheduled months in advance.
Café Improv Cabaret
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts -
102 Witherspoon Street,
Princeton, NJ 08542-3204
cafeimprov.com / artscouncilofprinceton.org
John Irving -- Booking /
Cafe Improv Cabaret
(609) 933-9155 mobile /
(609) 921-3857 home
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