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Dec 07 2017
Montclair Monthly Poetry Series
Publication Celebration for The Best Lover (NYQ Books, 2017) by Laura Boss and Paterson Light and Shadow (Serving House Books, 2017) by Maria  Mazziotti Gillan and photographer Mark Hillringhouse. 
 
7:00pm
50 S. Fullerton Ave.
07042 Montclair, New Jersey

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Festival Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival New Jersey
Reading Series The College of New Jersey Visiting Writer’s Series New Jersey
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Writing Program Rutgers University-Newark New Jersey
Writing Program Princeton University New Jersey
Writing Program Fairleigh Dickinson University New Jersey
Writing Program Rowan University New Jersey
Writing Program Rutgers University-Camden New Jersey
Landmark The Walt Whitman House New Jersey
Landmark William Carlos Williams’s Hometown of Rutherford, NJ New Jersey

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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

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Upon their arrival in America, more than twelve million immigrants were processed through the Ellis Island Immigration Center. Those who had traveled in second or third class were immediately given a thirty-second health inspection to determine if they were fit to enter their new country. A chalk

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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