Monthly Archives: April 2015

Kenneth Rosen and his poem for the waiting room

In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve asked our community to answer three important questions.  Below is poet Kenneth Rosen’s response to the question: What poem do you recite to yourself when you’re waiting for test results in a doctor’s … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of April 27th

Events Jack Ridl, Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters (Grand Rapids, MI) Wednesday, April 29th at 6:30pm Jack will be reading with David L. James Pam Bernard, Monadnock Pastoral Poets Retreat May 1st-May 3rd Pam will be teaching a workshop on … Continue reading

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What poem to recite in the waiting room…

It’s poetry month and we asked our community to answer 3 important questions, one of them being… What poem do you recite to yourself when you’re waiting for test results in a doctor’s waiting room? Here are some of the … Continue reading

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On Accuracy at Poetry Out Loud, from Teresa Carson

Because of the bad fortune of a snowstorm that caused the postponement of the Region 6 New Jersey Poetry Out Loud competition, I had the good fortune to act as the Accuracy Judge on the snow date. While the other … Continue reading

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Imago available through UST Press in Manila!

Congrats to Joseph O. Legaspi on the UST Press (Manila) publication of his collection Imago! LATEST RELEASE: Imago by Joseph O. Legaspi Php 350.00 (please send order inquiries to ustph.info@gmail.com) —————— IMAGO is a stunning and, at times, painful love poem … Continue reading

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From Champion to Judge: NJPOL 2014 winner Natasha Vargas

Last year’s NJ Poetry Out Loud champion Natasha Vargas went on to win third place in the 2014 Poetry Out Loud National Championship. This year NJPOL invited her to be a judge at the state finals, which were held on … Continue reading

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Another question for National Poetry Month

It’s poetry month and we asked our community to answer 3 important questions, one of them being… What is the poem you’d give to someone living in your town 100 years from now? Here are some of the answers we … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of April 20th

 Events Wanda S. Praisner, County College of Morris (214 Center Grove Rd.., Randolph, NJ) Tuesday, April 21st at 7pm Reading for Journal of New Jersey Poets, Issue 52 Brent Newsom, Seminole State College (Seminole, OK) April 23-24: Reading Friday April … Continue reading

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This Sunday: Something Old, Something (New) Jersey II

About two years ago Hoboken poet Danny Shot, now poet in residence at the Hoboken Historical Museum, and I hatched a plan to run a reading to celebrate the 350th birthday of New Jersey in 2014. I remember the two … Continue reading

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What poems to give the aliens: a question for National Poetry Month

It’s poetry month and we asked our community to answer 3 important questions, one of them being… What is the poem you’d give to an alien?  Here are some of their answers. Irene L. Wells Executive Assistant New Jersey State Council … Continue reading

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