Monthly Archives: March 2013

Nin Andrews Interviews Wanda S. Praisner about “Where the Dead Are”

NIN ANDREWS This book (Where the Dead Are) covers a lot of territory with poems about art and travel, and many poems about death. Yet when I read it, I felt that I was reading a long elegy to your … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of May 25th

Events Joan Cusack Handler, Mary Help of Christians Academy (659 Belmont Avenue, North Haledon, NJ Wednesday, March 20th at 12:40pm For more, click here News Michael Miller’s Darkening the Grass announced as a Must-Read Books of 2013 by Massachusetts Book Awards. Wanda … Continue reading

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This year at the AWP Conference (from Joan Cusack Handler)

We talk of someone being a stand-up guy. Over the course of ten plus years CavanKerry Press has been a stand-up poetry press. It has published books about poets, first books, second books, new and selected books, and many other books of … Continue reading

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Marcus Jackson on Judging NJ Poetry Out Loud

My experience judging the NJPOL Finals was a very rewarding.  Hearing wonderful poems read aloud is always a pleasure, but witnessing such a remarkable group of high school students bringing their own lively interpretations to the stage was quite a … Continue reading

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Why support Poetry Out Loud? (from Teresa Carson)

On March 15, Joan Cusack Handler and I sat in the Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University and listened as eight high school students each recited three poems in the New Jersey Poetry Out Loud finals. The winner, Kavita Oza, and … Continue reading

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CKP titles are finalists for ForeWord Book of the Year Awards!

We are thrilled that two of our 2012 publications have been announced as finalists for the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards. Drum roll please… In the category of Poetry: The Laundress Catches Her Breath By Paola Corso In the category of … Continue reading

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Congratulations Kavita Oza, winner of NJ Poetry Out Loud

To read more about the final competition (and a CKP mention), visit the The Star-Ledger.

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Waiting Room Reader II featured in Poets and Writers

CavanKerry Press, a nonprofit literary publisher based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, conducted an unusual experiment a few years ago. In partnership with the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine, the press set out to discover whether a … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of March 18th

Events Baron Wormser, Ohio University (Athens, OH) Friday, March 22nd at 5pm Reading For more info, click here Dawn Potter, Maine Council of English Language Arts annual conference (Northport, ME) Friday, March 22nd at 8pm Workshop: “The Frost Place Approach: … Continue reading

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19,000 students from 109 high schools…

That’s how many New Jersey students participate in Poetry Out Loud. Read more about it here.

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