WCW – Adele Kenny, Gail Fishman Gerwin, and Bob Rosenbloom

Adele Kenny
Gail Fishman Gerwin
Bob Rosenbloom

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts
One Williams Plaza, Rutherford NJ

Plus the words of William Carlos Williams
and open readings from the floor

Adele Kenny is the author of twenty-four books (poetry & nonfiction). Her poems, reviews, and articles have been published worldwide, and her poems have appeared in books and anthologies published by Crown, Tuttle, Shambhala, and McGraw-Hill. She is the recipient of various awards, including poetry fellowships from the NJ State Arts Council, first place Merit Book and Henderson Awards, a Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, a Writer’s Digest Poetry Award, and the 2012 International Book Award. She is founding director of the Carriage House Poetry Series and poetry editor of Tiferet. Website: www.Adelekenny.com.

Gail Fishman Gerwin’s memoir Sugar and Sand was a finalist for the 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize. Her second collection Dear Kinfolk, (www.chayacairnpress.com) earned a 2013 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence. She also is the author of Bella’s Family, a two-act play about a Jewish immigrant family in the early 20th century; Dropping Names, a one-act play about old loves; and Women in Motion, a monologue set. Her poems, reviews, fiction, features, and essays appear in print and online. Gail, associate poetry editor of Tiferet, facilitates writing workshops at varied venues.

Robert Rosenbloom hosts a monthly poetry reading at the Bridgewater Public Library for the Somerset Poetry Group. His poetry has appeared in the Paterson Literary Review, US 1 Worksheets, Lips, Edison Literary Review, among others. He’s the author of a chapbook, Reunion, published by Finishing Line Press. He is a certified civil trial lawyer. He lives with his wife in Bound Brook.

Contact: John Barrale – john.barrale@gmail.com


Come and join us in the Magic Circle at GainVille Café, Rutherford, NJ Friday, July 25 as we start our sixth year of bringing great poetry and music to Rutherford!

Our featured reader will be MICHAEL O’BRIEN, who will be reading poems inspired by a recent visit to France.

Musical feature will be BRENDAN FOGARTY, who will play the Irish pipes.

That’s followed by the Bring Your A Game Open Mic sponsored by the Red Wheelbarrow Poets.

17 Ames Ave., Rutherford, 7 pm.

A $6 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert.

Broken Circles

The sounds carried across the valleys
Infinite silence followed
Left,     right,     left,     right
Rippling the emptiness

Dark quiet disturbs the sleep

Black sky, cloudless night
Eyes closed
Heart ripped
Midnight silent rage
Hands clenched, turn over

There are so many lonely stars up just beyond reach

We need to dull the sharp angles
Gather around
Neighbors and friends
Open our hands
Silently share sorrow

We need to mend the broken circles

Fix the church roof
Dig a community well
Remove the stumbling blocks
Bake loaves of bread
Reach out

We are a village

Slowly, slowly
Roots grow down
Supporting our weight
Drink in the rain
Drink in the dew

The hours pass

Slowly, slowly
Leaves grow up
Building a canopy
Drink in the Sun
Drink in the stars

The days pass



And again

And again

Wayne L. Miller

(for Sandy Hook)

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