Come for the unexpected!

ZORIDA MOHAMMED will be the featured poet and TEDDY JUDGE the musical guest for the Red Wheelbarrow Poets‘ monthly reading at GainVille Cafe, 17 Ames Ave., Rutherford on Friday, May 20 at 7 PM. An open mic with generous reading times will follow. Zorida is an accomplished poet whose insightful work has appeared in more than a dozen journals. One of her lines neatly encapsulates poetic readiness and was used to theme our last anthology: “I was open and at the mercy of the unexpected.” Singer/songwriter Teddy Judge has recorded a batch of new songs since his GainVille appearance last summer. We’ve been making magic at GainVille for the last two years: come and see the unexpected! $5 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert.

A great night of Irish music and poetry!

The Red Wheelbarrow Poets invite you to enjoy an evening of Irish music and poetry on Friday, March 18, 7 PM at GainVille Café in Rutherford (17 Ames Avenue). BRENDAN FOGARTY will play Irish reels and jigs on the Irish bagpipes and the tin whistle. The featured poets will be Irish-American poets MICHAEL O’BRIAN and MARK FOGARTY, reading their own work and the words of the great Irish poets like Yeats and Seamus Heaney. An open mike with generous reading times will follow the feature. $5 admission includes coffee/tea and dessert. We’re making magic at GainVille Learning Center & Café each month—join us as we bid you in the Gaelic words “Fleadh agus Failte”—welcome and celebrate!


Ready for a break from the icy grip of winter? MELANIE KLEIN will be the featured poet and dazzling violinist CHRISTINE SCHREMPP from New York City will perform at the Red Wheelbarrow Poets’ reading at GainVille Learning Center & Café (17 Ames Ave., Rutherford) on Friday, Feb. 18 at 7 PM. (Snow date Feb. 25.) An open mike with generous reading times will follow.

Klein will read from her new book of poems There Was a Gathering Darkness, an elegy for her grandfather that brilliantly weaves in pieces of his occasional writing into found poetry. Schrempp will play from her extensive repertoire of classical and improvisational pieces. We are making history in our residency at GainVille Learning Center & Café—come be a part of the legend!

A $5 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert.


The Red Wheelbarrow Poets now hold their workshop every Wednesday night (except for the First Wednesday of each month when they convene at the Williams Center) from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the GainVille Cafe, 17 Ames Avenue, Rutherford, NJ. The workshop is open to all. There is no cover charge, but dessert, soup, and beverages are available for purchase. For additional information, email them at

The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow No. 3

The Red Wheelbarrow III coverISBN 978-0-557-58376-8

Paperback: 232, Price: $15

Red Wheelbarrow Poets,  August 2010


Editor: Jim Klein

Managing Editor: Mark Fogarty

Managing Editor: Sondra Singer Beaulieu

Designer: Claudia Serea

Editor Advisor: John Barrale

Editor Advisor: Céline Beaulieu

Editor Advisor: George DeGregorio

William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative of Southern Bergen County Presents

Poetry in Rutherford

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Featuring THE RED WHEELBARROW POETS & Celebrating the Release of the Third Edition of THE RUTHERFORD RED WHEELBARROW

Plus the work of WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS presented by JOEL LEWIS & Open Readings from the floor

This program is held at:

Williams Center for the Performing Arts

One Williams Plaza

Rutherford, NJ 07070

Tel: (201) 939-6969

Fax: (201) 939-0843

The Red Wheelbarrow Poets read at The Red Harlem Readers Series

On Sunday, April 25th 2010, The Red Wheelbarrow poets read from their anthologies at The Red Harlem Readers, at the Indian Cafe in New York City.
Below are some pictures from the event, courtesy of Richard Gaffield.

Many thanks to Anne Gefell and the Series Associates and to Sondra Singer Beaulieu who hosted the event.

The Phoenix Reading Series: Claudia Serea & George Held—Plus: Open Mic

The Phoenix Reading Series features
Claudia Serea & George Held
Plus: Open Mic

Sunday, February 28, 2010, at 5:30 pm

Bengal Curry
65 West Broadway, New York
between Murray & Warren Streets
1, 2, 3, A, C, or E trains to Chambers Street
1 1⁄2 blocks below Chambers St

Just then, the blizzard rushes into the street
on its messenger bike,
trailing its heavy veil through the crowd.

Is this a sales offer from the store,
or is it something that will change my life, I ask,

but the snowflakes fill the tall man’s mouth
before he can answer.

Claudia Serea, Blizzard

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