Monthly Archives: May 2013

From Poetry Heals: Joan Seliger Sidney

  From Joan Seliger Sidney: This past April, National Poetry Month, on a grant from the New Jersey Humanities Council to CavanKerry Press, I led a Poetry Heals workshop in Newark at the University Hospital, UMDNJ.  I wanted to explore … Continue reading

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MiPOesias: a video of Nin Andrews’ “Barbie In the Dark”

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Calling all New Jersey poets: Fellowships available

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Announce the Availability of 2014 New Jersey Individual Artist Fellowship Guidelines and Application Applicant Workshops and Webinars to be Offered Statewide Baltimore, MD – May 14, 2013 – … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of May 20th

News Nin Andrews: Has 5 poems in the current issue of MiPOseias Has 3 poems in Columbus Creative “My Life After Super Woman” in New World Writing Laurie Lamon: Poetry Sunday feature at Women’s Voices for Change, March 3, 2013 … Continue reading

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Frost Place Conference: now accepting applications

Spend a week at “intensive poetry camp” with writers who are deeply committed to learning more about the craft of writing poetry. The Frost Place Poetry Conference offers daily workshops, classes, lectures, writing and revising time in a supportive and … Continue reading

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Joseph O. Legaspi in Poets & Writers!

As it is, it has taken me years to be comfortable saying that I’m a poet. To this day there’s still a tiny level of discomfort, uttering the—what? title, character, state of being? What does it mean to be a … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of May 13

Events Wanda S. Praisner, Harding Township School, New Vernon, NJ Monday, May 13-Friday, May 17th She will be poet Poet in Residence for two third grade classes Visit Harding Township for more info Joan Cusack Handler, Clinton Books (Clinton, NJ) … Continue reading

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Poetry Heals and CavanKerry in The Alternative Press

“At the beginning it’s difficult because they’re afraid of being wrong and not knowing what a poem means immediately,” says Teresa Carson, Associate Publisher at CKP, of the initial challenges participants face. “But you get a few people to talk … Continue reading

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Teresa Carson Interviews Holly Smith, winner of the inaugural scholarship to the Frost Place

On March 15, Cameron Clarke, a senior from Dr. Ronald McNair Academic High School in Jersey City, was the runner-up in the New Jersey Poetry Out Loud state finals. CavanKerry Press is thrilled to award his teacher, Holly Smith, the … Continue reading

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“The Landress Catches Her Breath” wins Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing

Congratulations to Paola Corso! First Prize winner of the Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing for The Laundress Catches Her Breath Judge’s comment: This book is a precisely visionary evocation of working-class Pittsburgh and the struggles of working women, in … Continue reading

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