GV – Lauren O’Brien and Claudia Serea

CHANTEUSE TIME AT GAINVILLE!
LAUREN O’BRIEN AND CLAUDIA SEREA

The Magic Circle series returns to GainVille Café Thursday, July 26 (note different day of the week as the Café is closed Fridays in the summer). Glorious NYC chanteuse LAUREN O’BRIEN will be the musical guest, featuring her Shock and Moxie Tour with guitarist MICHAEL SMALE. Featured poet will be our own glorious poetic chanteuse, CLAUDIA SEREA. Also featuring the Red Wheelbarrow Poets’ Bring-Your-A-Game open mic. A $9 cover includes coffee/tea, dessert. 7 PM.

GainVille Café
17 Ames Avenue, Rutherford
201-507-1800.

 

GV – John Dull and RWB Workshop Poets

WORKSHOP POETS TAKE OVER GAINVILLE CAFE

The Magic Circle series returns to GainVille Café Friday, June 29. RED WHEELBARROW WORKSHOP POETS will be featured from the long-running (11 years!) weekly workshop led by Jim Klein. Our musical guest will be Rutherford singer-songwriter JOHN DULL, returning for an encore performance, hopefully with special guest MARTIN DULL. Also featuring the Red Wheelbarrow Poets’ Bring-Your-A-Game open mic. A $9 cover includes coffee/tea, dessert. 7 PM.

GainVille Café
17 Ames Avenue, Rutherford
201-507-1800.

WCW – Stephen Bluestone

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts

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

Free

STEPHEN BLUESTONE lives and works in New York City, where he was born. His volume THE LAUGHING MONKEYS OF GRAVITY was nominated for the National Book Award in Poetry. THE FLAGRANT DEAD, also nominated for the National Book Award, has been called “original and beautiful” by Gerald Stern. Louis Simpson called the same volume “delightful and astonishing.” Bluestone has won The Greensboro Review Poetry Prize, The Thomas Merton Prize, as well as prizes in the Robert Penn Warren Competition and elsewhere. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Sewanee Review, The Hudson Review, and many other journals. His latest book, THE PAINTED CLOCK, was released this year on March 1 and is already in its second printing.

From “The Unveiling”

Now the world’s only
Season’s growing older,
The low stubble
Of the shuttling sky
And night, too,
A blanket of conclusions.
Of course, we could also say:
When night comes,
Whatever’s in the ground
Will keep like a new year
In winter’s closet,
And, sooner or later, it, too,
Will make ghosts of all
Brief distinctions.

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

GV – John Barrale and Corina Bartra

JOHN BARRALE, CORINA BARTRA BACK AT GAINVILLE!

The Magic Circle series returns to GainVille Café Friday, June 1. JOHN BARRALE will be launching his new book of poetry, Poems for the Camel, which won the Cosmographia Chapbook Prize for 2018. Our musical guest will be Afro-Peruvian Jazz singer CORINA BARTRA, returning for an encore. Also featuring the Red Wheelbarrow Poets’ Bring-Your-A-Game open mic. A $9 cover includes coffee/tea, dessert. 7 PM

GainVille Café
17 Ames Avenue, Rutherford
201-507-1800

GV – Jennifer Poteet and Chelsea Carlson

NEW POETRY, MUSIC RELEASES AT GAINVILLE CAFE

The Magic Circle returns to GainVille Café Friday, April 27. Both our guest musician and feature poet are launching new releases so this should be good be! JENNIFER POTEET is launching a book of poems called “Sleepwalking Home” while a favorite GainVille performer returning for an encore, CHELSEA CARLSON, has a brand new single called “Windows.” Also on tap the Red Wheelbarrow Poets’ Bring-Your-A-Game open mic.

A $9 cover includes coffee/tea, dessert. 7 PM

GainVille Café,
17 Ames Avenue, Rutherford
201-507-1800

GV – Brendan Fogarty and Fiona Conway (+ POW 2 Poets!)

IRISH MUSIC, POW POETRY
AT GAINVILLE MARCH 23

The Magic Circle returns to GainVille Café Friday, March 23. We are celebrating the release of our book POW 2 (Poet of the Week) and will feature many of the writers in the book. Our musical guests BRENDAN FOGARTY and FIONA CONWAY are returning to present Irish traditional music. Also featuring the Red Wheelbarrow Poets’ Bring-Your-A-Game open mic.

A $9 cover includes coffee/tea, dessert. 7 PM

GainVille Café,
17 Ames Avenue, Rutherford
201-507-1800

And mark your calendars for the return of GV favorites CHELSEA CARLSON (April 27) and LISA BIANCO (July 27). PETE McCULLOUGH is pending for June!

March 7th reading postponed due to weather

We’re sorry to say that due to the Noreaster heading our way, the reading scheduled for tomorrow evening (Mar 7th) at the Williams Center has been cancelled.

As soon as we know, we’ll send out a notice with the rescheduled date. Stay safe in the storm!

(postponed due to weather) WCW – Emily Vogel and Joe Weil

(Postponed due to weather)

Williams Center for the Arts

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

Free

Emily Vogel’s poetry, reviews, essays, and translations have most recently been published in Omniverse, The North American Review, The Paterson Literary Review, Lips, City Lit Rag, Luna Luna, Maggy, Lyre Lyre, The Comstock Review, The Broome Review, Tiferet, The San Pedro River Review, 2 Bridges Review, and PEN, among several others. She is the author of five chapbooks, and a full-length collection, The Philosopher’s Wife, published in 2011 by Chester River Press, a collaborative book of poetry, West of Home, with her husband Joe Weil (Blast Press), First Words (NYQ Books), and recently, Dante’s Unintended Flight (NYQ Books). She has work forthcoming in The Boston Review and Fiolet & Wing: An Anthology of Domestic Fabulism. She teaches writing at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College and is married to the poet, Joe Weil.

Joe Weil is a poet, storyteller, and pianist who has played at art centers, universities, and festivals throughout the United States, including the Detroit Opera House, the Long Beach poetry festival, NJPAC, the Geraldine R. Dodge poetry festival and Pittsburgh University. He is the co-founder of Monk Books, currently runs Cat-In-The-Sun Books with his wife Emily Vogel, and teaches at Binghamton University. His latest poetry collection, A Night in Duluth, was a finalist for the Lascaux poetry prize in 2017. Weil was the 2013 recipient of the People’s Poetry Award by Partisan Press and currently performs with a music/poetry group called Dark River Ensemble. He lived most of his life in Elizabeth, New Jersey, but now makes his home in Binghamton. He is always happy to return to the Garden State.

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

GV – Klein, Venette, and the Dulls

MELANIE AND KEN AND JOHN AND MARTIN
IN THE MAGIC CIRCLE

The Magic Circle features a couple of couples on February 26th! Featured musicians will be JOHN AND MARTIN DULL, returning for an encore visit. Featured poets will be MELANIE KLEIN AND KEN VENETTE and we hear Ken has a new chapbook in hand. As always we will have our Bring-Your-A-Game open mic featuring the Red Wheelbarrow Poets.

A $9 cover includes coffee/tea, dessert. 7 PM

GainVille Café,
17 Ames Avenue, Rutherford
201-507-1800

GV – Joel Allegretti and Addie Mahmassani

ADDIE’S BACK, AND JOEL HAS A NEW BOOK

The Magic Circle opens for 2018 on January 26th featuring the return of singer/songwriter/poet ADDIE MAHMASSANI, with featured poet JOEL ALLEGRETTI reading from his new book PLATYPUS. As always we will have our Bring-Your-A-Game open mic featuring the Red Wheelbarrow Poets.

An $9 cover includes coffee/tea, dessert

GainVille Café
17 Ames Avenue
Rutherford
201-507-1800.