Posts Tagged ‘Open Mic’

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WCW – National Translation Month: Martin Woodside

August 12, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts

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

Free

Martin Woodside is a writer, translator, and founding member of Calypso Editions. He spent 2009-10 as a Fulbright Fellow in Romania. Martin’s work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including The Kenyon Review, Asymptote, Guernica, The Cimarron Review, The Brooklyn Rail, and Poetry International. Martin’s published five books for children, a chapbook of poetry, and a full-length collection of poems, This River Goes Two Ways. He edited Of Gentle Wolves, an anthology of Romanian poetry, worked with MARGENTO to translate Gellu Naum’s poetry for the English language collection, Athanor & Other Pohems, and contributed to Ruxandra Cesereanu’s anthology of contemporary Romanian Erotic Poetry, Moods & Women & Men & Once Again Moods. For more, visit martinwoodside.com.

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

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WCW – Pamela Hughes

July 25, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts

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

Free

Pamela Hughes is the editor of Narrative Northeast, a literary and arts magazine that supports diverse voices and visions, the arts in New Jersey, and the environment. Her full length collection of poems, Meadowland Take My Hand, was published by Three Mile Harbor Press in January of 2017. Her poetry has appeared in Literary Mama, Thema, The Paterson Literary Review, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, The Minnesota Review Isotope: A Journal of Science and Nature Writing; The Brooklyn Review, PANK Magazine and elsewhere. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College, where she studied with Allen Ginsberg. Visit her at http://www.narrativenortheast.com or www.pamelahugheswrites.com.

Greenwood

The cold this first fall
Like when we first fell

In love, the light still
Warm but the wind chilled,

Like a fresh cube dropped
In the great blue drink

Of sky, stirred by some
Round god for us edged

Now to bear it, life
On life, as we knifed

Through thick groves of graves
In search of a way

Out, the gate now closed,
Our steps all but one.

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

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GV – It’s Getting Dramatic at GainVille

July 17, 2017

The Magic Circle returns to GainVille Café Friday, July 21. Our featured poet is ARTHUR RUSSELL, and our other feature will be a dramatic reading by JIM GWYN (who is an actor as well as poet), ZORIDA MOHAMMED, and MARK FOGARTY.

$8 cover includes coffee/tea, dessert

GainVille Café
17 Ames Avenue
Rutherford
201-507-1800

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WCW – Jason Koo

July 3, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts

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

Free

Named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture” by Brooklyn Magazine, Jason Koo is the founder and executive director of Brooklyn Poets and creator of the Bridge. He is the author of America’s Favorite Poem (C&R Press, 2014) and Man on Extremely Small Island (C&R Press, 2009). He earned his BA in English from Yale, his MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston and his PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia. The winner of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and New York State Writers Institute, he has published his poetry and prose in the Yale Review, Missouri Review and Village Voice, among other places. He is an assistant teaching professor of English at Quinnipiac University and lives in Williamsburg. 

Greenwood

The cold this first fall
Like when we first fell

In love, the light still
Warm but the wind chilled,

Like a fresh cube dropped
In the great blue drink

Of sky, stirred by some
Round god for us edged

Now to bear it, life
On life, as we knifed

Through thick groves of graves
In search of a way

Out, the gate now closed,
Our steps all but one.

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

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GV – Birthday Poetry/Music at GainVille

May 29, 2017

The monthly Fourth Friday at GainVille Café has been moved to Friday, June 16 due to scheduling conflicts so save the date! It is our 8th birthday and there may be cake! Our musical guest is the fine singer/songwriter/poet ADDIE MAHMASSANI, and our featured poet is a favorite of everybody’s, ZORIDA MOHAMMED! Special guest: JOYCE ARTINIAN and her comedy stylings. In addition, anyone who has read during our eight years of readings is welcome to participate in a special open mic.

$8 cover includes coffee/tea, dessert

GainVille Café
17 Ames Avenue
Rutherford
201-507-1800

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WCW – Brandon Courtney

May 23, 2017

Wednesday, May 7, 2017, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts

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

Free

Brandon Courtney is a veteran of the United States Navy, and the author of The Grief Muscles (The Sheep Meadow Press, 2014) and Rooms for Rent in the Burning City (Spark Wheel Press, 2015), as well as the chapbook Inadequate Grave (YesYes Bøøks, 2016). YesYes Bøøks will publish a full-length collection in 2017-18. He has received fellowships and scholarships from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Colgate University, Juniper Summer Writers’ Institute, and Seaside Writers’ Conference. His poetry appears or is forthcoming in Best New Poets 2009, Tin House, Boston Review, Guernica, Memorious, The Progressive, and American Literary Review.

From from Lazaretto

Without a shipboard morgue,
we kept the dead Iraqi
in the dairy box—his corpse
supine beside the eggs

and sour cream—a figure
draped in cotton sheets,
stretched to keep the still alive
from witnessing the mouth

and eyes of the nameless
drowned, whose tongue,
embalmed in wind and ocean
brine, capsized between

his teeth and, like a ruined
clementine, hung low: a thick
inch of fruit on the branch
of his throat. Yet every look

I stole revealed some skin
still beautiful: oil slick,
sulfuric-sweet beneath a shroud
of faded sheets, quiet

as a Mezzo note. Forgive me:
I saw the man as meat—

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

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GV – Poetry Book Launch Plus The Return of Chelsea Carlson

April 24, 2017

Join the Red Wheelbarrow Poets for music and poetry Friday, April 28!

PAMELA HUGHES will be launching her new book of poetry Meadowland Take My Hand.

Our musical guest will be a favorite young troubadour of ours, CHELSEA CARLSON, making a return appearance with a new CD in hand.

The Bring Your A-Game open mic follows.

$8 cover includes coffee/tea, dessert

GainVille Café
17 Ames Avenue
Rutherford
201-507-1800