WCW—Cathy Cavallone

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts
Cinema 3
One Williams Plaza, Rutherford NJ

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

Cathy Cavallone has been a resident of Bergen County for much of her life and studied at Montclair State University. She has been writing for decades, but began pursuing it seriously in 2014. Her last feature was at the Classic Quiche in Teaneck, New Jersey. She has been published in The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, The New Verse News, Turk’s Head Review, Rose Red Review, Nerve Lantern, and elsewhere. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and teaches English to middle school students.

Releasing the Burka

First, she will feel the caked earth
under mud huts seeping through
her blistered toes.
Then, the winds will wrap about her ankles
and coil up her splintered calves.
Next, her knees, like desert rocks,
will buckle and shake as she exposes
her heaving midriff to the flagrant sunlight.
Then, her breasts, like two ashen husks,
will quiver in the stagnant air. And finally, her eyes,
like landmines about to detonate onto the world,
will gaze upon the adumbration of where
a woman once stood.

GV—Loren Kleinman

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BOOK LAUNCH AT GAINVILLE!

The Magic Circle returns to GainVille Café on Friday, June 4 at 7 PM. LOREN KLEINMAN will be debuting her fourth collection of poetry, Stay with Me Awhile.  She also has a new poetic memoir coming out. JOHN BARRALE will be our guest host. The Red Wheelbarrow Poets’ Bring-Your-A-Game open mic will follow. $8 cover charge includes coffee/tea and dessert. 17 Ames Ave., Rutherford, NJ. 201-507-1800.

PASSIONATE POETS APPEARING

DON ZIRILLI will be the featured poet and New York City songstress MARION LOGUIDICE will be the musical guest as the Red Wheelbarrow Poets present their monthly poetry reading Friday, Sept. 30, 7 PM at GainVille Café, 17 Ames Avenue, Rutherford. Don Zirilli is editor of Now Culture, an online literary magazine, and has been a frequent contributor to the Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow and a reader at many local poetry readings. Marion Loguidice is a singer-songwriter of tremendous passion whose songs manage to be mainstream and highly original at the same time. She has just appeared with Pete Seeger at a Sept. 11 memorial and has dueted with Cyndi Lauper. An open mike with generous reading times follows. $5 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert.