BACK TO THE MAGIC CIRCLE

Zorida and Chelsea
Come and join us in the Magic Circle at GainVille Café, Rutherford, NJ Friday, May 30 for the best confluence of music and poetry.

Returning to the Circle as musical guest will be CHELSEA CARLSON. Our poets and Chelsea made a special connection the last time Chelsea shared her singer-songwriter craft.

Featured poet will be ZORIDA MOHAMMED, who is debuting her new book, She Called me Gurlee, from Finishing Line Press.

The Bring Your A Game open mic sponsored by the Red Wheelbarrow Poets with generous reading times will follow.

17 Ames Ave., Rutherford, 7 pm.

A $6 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert.

Poemusic and Musictry – George Pereny at GainVille

George Pereny

Come and join the Red Wheelbarrow Poets in the Magic Circle at GainVille Café, Rutherford, NJ Friday, May 2 at 7pm for the confluence of music and poetry. The Electric Poet, George Pereny, will be both our music and poetry feature. George has a new edition of Homeslice, his school poems, to premiere and will bring a few of his CDs from CD Baby. Watch for a couple of special guests as well!

The Bring Your A Game open mic sponsored by the Red Wheelbarrow Poets with generous reading times will follow.

$6 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert.

GainVille Café is at 17 Ames Ave., Rutherford.

WCW – Loren Kleinman

Loren Kleinman

Loren Kleinman

Wednesday, May 7, 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

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

Loren Kleinman’s poetry has appeared in journals such as Nimrod, Wilderness House Literary Review, Paterson Literary Review, Narrative Northeast and New Jersey Poets. Her interviews appeared in IndieReader, USA Today, and The Huffington Post. She is the author of Flamenco Sketches and Indie Authors Naked, which was an Amazon Top 100 bestseller in Journalism in the UK and USA. Her second poetry collection The Dark Cave Between My Ribs was released in March 2014 (Winter Goose Publishing). Kleinman is currently working on a literary romance novel, This Way to Forever and her third collection of poetry Breakable Things. She runs an author interview series on The Huffington Post Books community blogs vertical. Kleinman is a faculty member at New York Writers Workshop.

My Body Opens

A tulip blooms
between my breasts.

A petal
shaky and falling
from the wind
glitters like a star
under my nipple.

A smudge of blood
at the seam.
A fingerprint
and a petal.

Two essays from issue #1

Here is the complete text of two essays from issue #1, Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow Poets Anthology, published in 2008:

Mark Fogarty describes the beginnings of the group, in The Rutherford Revival.

Jim Klein talks about a poetry journal that he started 30 years ago, Lunch, in The Opposite of Everything”: The Life and Times of Lunch. It is a wild ride.

WCW – Don Zirilli

Don Zirilli

Wednesday, April 2, 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

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

Don Zirilli was born an island. He graduated from Drew University with a Bachelor’s in English Literature. His poetry has been published in River Styx, Art Times, iota and other places. He is a naturalized Red Wheelbarrow Poet and the editor of Now Culture, whatever that is. Check him out at http://zirealism.com.

Bakelite Recorder

It belonged to my mother. She gave it to me
when it started playing its own tunes.
She learned music from it, but the music
wanted to be forgotten. She couldn’t have it
in the house with her, the way it knew so much,
the way everything in the air filtered through it.
I will give it to you for half price
if it likes your fingers.

THE RITES OF MUSIC AND POETRY

Come and join us in the Magic Circle at GainVille Café, Rutherford, NJ for the rites of spring!

Featured poet on Friday, March 28 will be DAVID MESSINEO. As Sensations Magazine Publisher / Poetry Editor, David is among the 40 longest-serving literary magazine publishers / poetry editors still active in America. Three-time winner in the American Literary Magazine Awards, recipient of a 2009 Jefferson Award for Public Service, he has written and published eight published poetry books.

Musical guest will be VICTORIA WARNE, a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter who has performed extensively in the New York Metropolitan area. She has recorded with Danny Gottlieb, Spyro Gyra’s Julio Fernandez, and even shared the stage with legendary jazz great Billy Eckstine. She has recorded 2 CDs as a leader, Live At The Savoy and Fluorescence.

The Bring Your A Game open mic sponsored by the Red Wheelbarrow Poets with generous reading times will follow.

17 Ames Ave., Rutherford, 7 pm.

A $6 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert.

SPRING AND ALL POETRY AND MUSIC FEB. 28!

Jim GwynLisa BiancoThe Red Wheelbarrow Poets salute the coming of Spring and All with a hot Magic Circle show featuring the poetry of JIM GWYN and the music of LISA BIANCO, Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 PM at GainVille Café, Rutherford.

Jim Gwyn’s poetry has appeared in our anthology, Paterson Literary Review, and Lips.

Lisa Bianco, a frequent guest in the Magic Circle, is the consummate rock troubadour and has played in many cities and foreign countries since her last appearance.

This is followed by the Bring Your A Game open mic.

$6 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert.

GainVille Café is at 17 Ames Ave., Rutherford.

Alex Cigale & Larissa Shmailo – New Date

The Williams Readings present

ALEX CIGALE & LARISSA SHMAILO

NATIONAL TRANSLATION MONTH

Wednesday, February 19, 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

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

Alex Cigale’s translations from Russian, and his own English-language poems, have appeared in Cimarron, Colorado, Cortland, Green Mountains, New England, The Literary Reviews, Drunken Boat, Interlit Quarterly, Literary Imagination, Modern Poetry in Translation, and PEN America. He’s on the editorial boards of Asymptote, COEUR journal, The Madhatters’ Review, The St. Petersburg Review, Third Wednesday, and Verse Junkies. From 2011 until 2013, he was Assistant Professor at the American University of Central Asia.

Larissa Shmailo is the editor of the new anthology Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry and founder of The Feminist Poets in Low-Cut Blouses. Larissa translated the zaum opera Victory Over the Sun for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s landmark restaging of the work and has been a translator and writer on the Bible in Russia for the American Bible Society. Her poetry and criticism have appeared in The Common, Barrow Street, The Brooklyn Rail, Drunken Boat, Fulcrum, Madhat, Lungfull!, Jacket, and the anthologies Words for the Wedding (Penguin), Contemporary Russian Poetry (Dalkey Archive), and the Unbearables Big Book of Sex (Autonomedia). Her books of poetry are In Paran (BlazeVOX [books]), the chapbook A Cure for Suicide (Cervena Barva Press), and the e-book Fib Sequence (Argotist Ebooks); her poetry CDs are The No-Net World and Exorcism (SongCrew). Her newest poetry collection, #specialcharacters, is forthcoming from Unlikely Books.

Alex Cigale & Larissa Shmailo

The Williams Readings present

ALEX CIGALE & LARISSA SHMAILO

NATIONAL TRANSLATION MONTH

Wednesday, February 5, 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

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

Alex Cigale’s translations from Russian, and his own English-language poems, have appeared in Cimarron, Colorado, Cortland, Green Mountains, New England, The Literary Reviews, Drunken Boat, Interlit Quarterly, Literary Imagination, Modern Poetry in Translation, and PEN America. He’s on the editorial boards of Asymptote, COEUR journal, The Madhatters’ Review, The St. Petersburg Review, Third Wednesday, and Verse Junkies. From 2011 until 2013, he was Assistant Professor at the American University of Central Asia.

Larissa Shmailo is the editor of the new anthology Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry and founder of The Feminist Poets in Low-Cut Blouses. Larissa translated the zaum opera Victory Over the Sun for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s landmark restaging of the work and has been a translator and writer on the Bible in Russia for the American Bible Society. Her poetry and criticism have appeared in The Common, Barrow Street, The Brooklyn Rail, Drunken Boat, Fulcrum, Madhat, Lungfull!, Jacket, and the anthologies Words for the Wedding (Penguin), Contemporary Russian Poetry (Dalkey Archive), and the Unbearables Big Book of Sex (Autonomedia). Her books of poetry are In Paran (BlazeVOX [books]), the chapbook A Cure for Suicide (Cervena Barva Press), and the e-book Fib Sequence (Argotist Ebooks); her poetry CDs are The No-Net World and Exorcism (SongCrew). Her newest poetry collection, #specialcharacters, is forthcoming from Unlikely Books.

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