Jim Klein, David Crews, and Chelsea Jackson read poetry
The Spondees play music
An open mic follows
The Meadowlands Museum and the Red Wheelbarrow Poets are celebrating National Poetry Month with an afternoon of poetry, music, and open mic.
April 22, 2017, 2 to 4PM. A reception with refreshments will follow and copies of the poets’ books will be available for purchase.
The Meadowlands Museum
91 Crane Avenue in Rutherford
The Meadowlands Museum is home to the William Carlos Williams Room, the first permanent exhibit dedicated to the poet-doctor’s legacy.
Jim Klein’s books include Blue Chevies (White Chickens Press 2008), To Eat Is Human Digest Divine (White Chickens Press, 2010), a chapbook, Trinis Talk Like the Birds, (Errant Pigeon Press, 2011), and two forthcoming volumes this year. More than 100 of his poems have appeared in literary magazines, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Berkeley Poetry Review, Poetry Now, Unmuzzled Ox, and Wormwood Review, among others. He was a finalist in both the Anthony Hecht Prize (WayWiser Press, London) and the Sawtooth Poetry Prize (Ahsahta Press). For more than 10 years, he has led weekly poetry workshops in Rutherford, NJ, and edited nine issues of The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, the journal of the Red Wheelbarrow Poets who have held monthly readings since 2005.
Also reading are David Crews, author of High Peaks (RA Press, 2015) and Circadian Rhythm (Paulinskill Poetry Project, 2014), and Chelsea Jackson, graduate student in Drew University’s MFA Poetry Program.
“The Spondees” will play music and an open mic will follow.