Category Archives: CavanKerry: Behind the Scenes

Sapling interviews Starr Troup

Last month, Sapling, a weekly newsletter from Black Lawrence Press that highlights the best of the small press world for writers looking for new venues for their work, interviewed our Managing Editor, Starr Troup. Here is the full interview and many thanks to Sapling for … Continue reading

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An interview with NJ Poetry Out Loud Champion Beatrice Dimaculangan

TERESA CARSON (Associate Publisher) How and why did you get involved with Poetry Out Loud? BEATRICE DIMACULANGAN I’m a member of the Jargon Club at my school, which produces Dayton’s literary magazine. Throughout the year, we normally only share our … 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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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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Adele Kenny answers our NPM questions

What is the poem that you recite to yourself when you’re waiting for test results in a doctor’s waiting room? Last Lines by Emily Brontë (1818-1848) No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere: I see … Continue reading

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How are we celebrating National Poetry Month?

By asking our poets, staff, and CavanKerry community three simple questions: What is the poem that you recite to yourself when you’re waiting for test results in a doctor’s waiting room? What is the poem you’d give to someone living … Continue reading

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Dawn Potter on Judging the NJ Poetry Out Loud State Finals

On March 13, 2015, I had the honor and the pleasure of serving as a judge at the state finals of the New Jersey Poetry Out Loud competition, held at Princeton University. For those of you unfamiliar with this program: … Continue reading

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Journey to Publication by Sarah Bracey White

A skinny, brown-skinned girl sits on the porch of a weathered gray house in South Carolina. Pencil in hand, she writes a letter to another 12 year old in South Dakota — trying to make a pale-skinned version of herself … Continue reading

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Celebrating a New Mission

From Joan Cusack Handler, Publisher and Senior Editor Interestingly enough, our mission statement changes as we grow.  Our first emphasized our dual commitment: A not-for-profit literary press serving art and community. Unique among independent presses we wanted to single ourselves … 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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