Category Archives: NJ350

Summer and Jack Wiler by Teresa Carson

A few times this summer I drove past the building, in the Jersey City Heights, where Jack and Johanna were living when he died. By habit I’d glance up at the back porch of their second floor apartment. The porch … Continue reading

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From Eliot Katz: A Letter to Allen on the State of the State, May 2013

Can you imagine having, as Eliot Katz did, the iconic Allen Ginsberg as your “generous teacher and friend” for twenty years? No wonder this poem radiates love, respect, and gratitude–not only for Ginsberg himself but also what Ginsberg stood for. Though Katz can’t, as … Continue reading

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THANKS, WALT!

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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Looking back at “Something Old, Something New (Jersey)”

On April 6th, CavanKerry and Hoboken Historical Museum hosted “Something Old, Something New (Jersey),” an afternoon of poetry to celebrate the state’s 350 birthday. The event was a great success and thank you to everyone who came out! Photos by Caroline Schott. … Continue reading

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“A Garden State of Poetry” from Mary Rizzo

On April 6, 2014, the Hoboken Historical Museum was abuzz. One hundred people crowded the exhibit floor, overflowing the chairs and standing wherever a space could be found. What brought so many people out on a beautiful Sunday afternoon? A … Continue reading

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Some Notes on Reading William Carlos Williams in the 21st Century

Having a conversation with my friend Joel Lewis about poetry is like having a conversation with an encyclopedia. He may start off with William Carlos Williams, as he does in this piece, but within a few sentences, as he does … Continue reading

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NJ Poetry Out Loud State Finals: Remarks from Assistant Secretary of State Carol Cronheim

I very, very much enjoyed the New Jersey Poetry Out Loud finals, which were held last Friday at the NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark. The ten finalists generated a good portion of that enjoyment with their recitations of great … Continue reading

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“Thus Spoke Baraka” from Danny Shot

Danny Shot, who has been working with me to put together the Something Old, Something New (Jersey) reading at the Hoboken Historical Museum on April 6, is a poet, high school teacher, former publisher of Long Shot Magazine and good friend to … Continue reading

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Happy 350th Anniversary to New Jersey!

CavanKerry Press is pleased to celebrate the 350th anniversary of its home state. For a small state, New Jersey has produced, or been home to, a disproportionate number of poets who shaped, and reshaped, nineteenth and twentieth century American poetry … Continue reading

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