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upcoming events

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Apr 27 2019
Writing in the Pines Workshop

Sick of the winter season? Join us this spring in the heart of the New Jersey Pinelands to leave behind the distractions of your busy lives and make creative breakthroughs alongside an engaging community. Enjoy immersive workshops for writers of all levels and genres, craft discussion, writing prompts, writing time, sharing and inspiration. Learn more: www.stockton.edu/murphywriting

9:00am
101 Vera King Farris Drive
08205 Galloway, New Jersey
Mar 25 2019
Anne Waldman at Princeton
Join poet Anne Waldman for a reading and pre-reading discussion at Princeton University on March 25, 2019, 9 p.m., at Hinds Library, McCosh Hall (Lower Level), Princeton University.
 
A Rare Books & Special Collections pre-reading discussion will also take place on March 25 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at RBSC, Firestone Library, Princeton.
 
Anne Waldman has been a prolific and active poet and performer for many years, creating radical new hybrid forms for the long poem, both serial and narrative, as with Marriage: A Sentence, Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble, Manatee/Humanity, and Gossamurmur, all published by Penguin Poets. She is also the author of the magnum opus The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (Coffee House Press).
 
She was also one of the founders of the Poetry Project at St Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery, and its Director a number of years and then went on to found The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University with Allen Ginsberg in 1974. 
 
She is a recipient of The Shelley Memorial Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a Chancellor emeritus of the Academy of American Poets. Her most recent poetry collections are Voice’s Daughter of a Heart Yet To Be Born (Coffee House Press, 2016) and Trickster Feminism (Penguin 2018).
 
5:00pm
McCosh Hall
08944 Princeton, 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