Monthly Archives: May 2016

NJ Workshop with Baron Wormser

Being with Poets Series: Stanley Kunitz September 24-25, 2016 Location: 74 Lake Avenue, Ocean Grove, New Jersey Cost: $370 (includes lunch each day) Size: Six participants Contact: This workshop will be devoted to discussing the poetry of Stanley Kunitz. … Continue reading

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Shira Dentz’s “Flounders” from Essay Press

In this work, I engage with notions of form and beauty that I, as an artist and a social being, have inherited and tacitly acknowledge or actively work against. Read more at Essay Press  

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News and Events: Week of May 31st

Events Richard Newman, Park Plaza Restaurant (220 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn NY) Saturday, June 4th at 2:30pm Where: Cost: $5 Richard will be reading from For My Son, A Kind of Prayer in Patrica Carragon’s Brownstone Poets Reading Richard Newman, Nassau County Baha’i Center (11 West … Continue reading

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“door of thin skins” reviewed in Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction

This is not one of those books you read in order to find out what happened; knowing the end doesn’t spoil one single thing that comes before, because suspense about the plot is never the point. Surprise here comes from … Continue reading

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“What’s Gone” by Joan Cusack Handler

Is guilt: Not placing him first Not visiting more often Not making soup Not stopping by on my way to East Hampton Not joining him for a walk Not being good enough Not going to mass Not believing Not getting … Continue reading

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News and Events: Week of May 16th

Events Sarah Bracey White, Travelers’ Rest (Ossining, NY) Thursday, May 19th Sarah is peaking about and reading from Primary Lessons, A Memoir at Somers League of Women’s Voters’ Annual Authors Luncheon News Sarah Sousa won a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship for 2016 Harriet … Continue reading

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Book Press Release: Tornadoesque

Tornadoesque poems by Donald Platt Donald Platt’s fifth volume of poetry, Tornadoesque (CavanKerry Press; May 2016; $18.00), takes a candid look at the aftermath left by the inevitable storms—real and emotional—that life places in our paths. In expansive lyrics, many written in this … Continue reading

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Alabama Literary Review reviews “Places I Was Dreaming”

Since the publication of Mose in 1994, Loren Graham has been one of my favorite poets.  His poems have a way of drawing one in completely-I read Mose twice in one sitting-because Graham’s mastery of narrative and his amazing talent for creating authentic … Continue reading

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Holly Smith named teacher of the year

Holly Smith, who is the recipient of the 2016 CKP scholarship to the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching because her student was the NJPOL champion, was named teacher of the year in her district. “I am a teacher, and … Continue reading

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“Orphans” spotlighted in ForeWord Review

See the full spotlight here.

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