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upcoming events

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Apr 07 2015
Writers at Newark Reading Series

A reading with Carmen Giménez Smith and Ernesto Quiñonez.

Free and open to the public.
 

5:30pm to 7:00pm
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rooms 255-257
07102 Newark, New Jersey
Apr 15 2015
Reading by John Yau & Rachel Kushner

Acclaimed poet John Yau and bestselling author Rachel Kushner will read from their work.

Free and open to the public.
 

4:30pm
91 University Pl.
08540 Princeton, New Jersey
Apr 24 2015
Emerging Writers Reading with C.A. Conrad & Dorothea Lasky

Poets C.A. Conrad and Dorothea Lasky and four seniors in the Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University read from their work.

Free and open to the public.
 

6:00pm
122 Nassau Street
08542 Princeton, New Jersey

recent & featured listings

type name state
Reading Series DeBaun Auditorium, Spoken Word Series New Jersey
Writing Program Rutgers University-Newark New Jersey
Landmark William Carlos Williams’s Hometown of Rutherford, NJ New Jersey
Small Press Cavan Kerry Press New Jersey
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore Montclair Book Center New Jersey
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore [words] Bookstore New Jersey
Literary Magazine Paterson Literary Review New Jersey
Literary Organization The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College New Jersey
Reading Series Poetry Festival New Jersey
Poetry-Friendly Bookstore The Town Book Store New Jersey

poems

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I sit by the window and watch a great mythological bird go down in flames. In fact, it’s a kite the neighborhood troublemaker has set on fire. Twenty-one and still living at home, deciding when to cut through a screen and chop us into little pieces. “He wouldn’t hurt a fly,” his mother would say, as they packed our

poem
It's the fern beyond the wind, the classic
Eruptions.  Night is a funnel that is overcome.
Violence of signs beyond the pale. Stasis
Has its own way, the hard work, the violence. 
Convalesce, convalesce in the green green
World, in which you could hardly walk,
But that was before, before life set its rhythms
In