Monthly Archives: May 2014


Though Walt Whitman was a native of New York, he lived the last nineteen years of his life in Camden, NJ. If you are in Camden, you can visit his house, which is a New Jersey State Historic Site and a National … Continue reading

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Poetry Out Loud: Interview with NJ State Winner Natasha Vargas

In April, I attended a poetry reading that celebrated New Jersey’s rich poetry heritage. Ten contemporary NJ poets read not only their own poems but also the poems of iconic NJ poets—e.g. Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Amiri Baraka, and … Continue reading

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Dawn Potter’s “Same Old Story” Nominated for 2014 LA Times Book Award

A huge congratulations to Dawn Potter and her 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Award nomination in Poetry! Same Old Story is her latest collection of poetry and one of CavanKerry’s latest releases.

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News and Events: Week of May 12th

Events Wanda S. Praisner, County College of Morris (214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph, NJ) Tuesday, May 13th at 7:30pm Wanda will be joining other poets in celebrating 2014 Poets Prize winner Tina Kelley Click here for more info Shira Dentz, … Continue reading

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The Phoenix Reviews “Same Old Story”

With wit, subtlety, and irony, she offers earnest, no-holds-barred insights on domestic triumphs and hardships; the wariness and weariness of love; and the specter of loneliness that haunts everyday life, the latter a fugue threading the volume’s most affecting lines. … Continue reading

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CavanKerry Poets at Massachusetts Poetry Festival

And congrats to CKP poet January Gill O’Neil, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, on producing such a wonderful event!

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Congratulations Natasha Vargas!

New Jersey’s Poetry Out Loud winner, Natasha Vargas placed third in the national Poetry Out Loud championships. Read all about it here. Congrats Natasha!

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