Posts Tagged ‘Rutherford’

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GV – Jim Klein! Plus The Fire Catchers

March 22, 2017

Join the Red Wheelbarrow Poets for music and poetry Friday, March 31. Musical guest will be The Fire Catchers (featuring our own WAYNE L. MILLER on percussion). Featured poetry is by Red Wheelbarrow editor and workshop leader JIM KLEIN, reading from his manuscript The Dumb Have the Advantage. An open mic follows.

$8 cover includes coffee/tea, dessert

GainVille Café
17 Ames Avenue
Rutherford
201-507-1800

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WCW – Andrei Codrescu

March 15, 2017

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

Williams Center for the Arts

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

Free

ANDREI CODRESCU’s new poetry book is The Art of Forgetting (Sheep Meadow Press, 2016). He is the author of poetry, fiction, and essays, and the founder of Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Life & Letters (www.corpse.org). He has broadcast weekly essays for NPR since 1983, has received a Peabody award for his film Road Scholar, and reported for NPR and ABC News from Romania (1989) and Cuba (1996).

If I feel anything stronger than this

I might have to have something stronger than this.
Poison or a seizure or a slide down a forgotten insult
to the island where those things are building courage
to go out and be seen and easily become a nation.
That is, to quote the enemy, “any community that contains
in itself the ability to make war, is a nation.” If that
is still the case, and it mostly is, I want you to let me out
somewhere unsavory with a brown paper bag and a view.
There must still be some of those places.

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

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GV – Irish Music plus The Poets of the Week

February 13, 2017

Join the Red Wheelbarrow Poets for music and poetry at 7:00pm on Friday, Feb. 24. Musical guest will be the duo of BRENDAN FOGARTY on Irish pipes and tin whistle and FIONA CONWAY on vocals playing Irish traditional music. Featured poetry includes a book launch for POEM OF THE WEEK 2016, featuring several of the poets featured in the new book: ZORIDA MOHAMMED, JOHN BARRALE, WAYNE L. MILLER, and MARK FOGARTY. An open mic follows.

$8 cover includes coffee/tea, dessert

GainVille Café
17 Ames Avenue
Rutherford
201-507-1800

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WCW – Arthur Russell

February 13, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts

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

Free

ARTHUR RUSSELL lives in Nutley, New Jersey, where he works as a lawyer. He is the winner of both Providence Fine Arts Work Center and Syracuse University fellowships as well as Brooklyn Poets’ YAWP Poem of the Year for 2015 and YAWPER of the Year for 2016. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Paterson Literary Review, Prelude, Yellow Chair Journal, Muse-Pie Press, Shot Glass Journal, Brooklyn Poetry Anthology (2017), the Red Wheelbarrow #9, and Wilderness House Literary Review.

God

Knock, knock. The vestibule light goes dark.
Then the porch light goes out.

Behind the door
the scrape of a butane lighter wheel
and the little hiss of gas.

God is a shut-in
who turns off the lights
to make you think no one is home

and then stands just inches away
in the dark, smoking a cigarette.

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

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GV – New Date for Electric Poets Gathering / Alfred Incarnacion

January 26, 2017

Join the Red Wheelbarrow Poets for music and poetry at 7:00pm on Friday, Feb. 3 (moved back from Jan. 27). Musical guest will be THE ELECTRIC POETS GATHERING, featuring GEORGE PERENY. Featured poetry includes a book launch for ALFRED INCARNACION’s new collection about his mixed Filipino-American heritage, Ambassadors of the Silenced, and guest poet JAMES B. NICOLA, author of Manhattan Plaza and Stage to Page: Poems from the Theater. An open mic follows.

$8 cover includes coffee/tea, dessert

GainVille Café
17 Ames Avenue
Rutherford
201-507-1800

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WCW – Lois Marie Harrod

January 24, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts

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

Free

Lois Marie Harrod’s 16th and most recent collection Nightmares of the Minor Poet appeared in June from Five Oaks. Her chapbook And She Took the Heart appeared in January 2016, and Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis (Cherry Grove Press) and the chapbook How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth (Dancing Girl Press) appeared in 2013. The Only Is won the 2012 Tennessee Chapbook Contest (Poems & Plays), and Brief Term, a collection of poems about teachers and teaching was published by Black Buzzard Press, 2011. Cosmogony won the 2010 Hazel Lipa Chapbook (Iowa State). She is the recipient of 3 New Jersey Council on the Arts fellowships and 4 fellowships to Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She is widely published in literary journals and online ezines from American Poetry Review to Zone 3. She teaches Creative Writing at The College of New Jersey. Links to her online work at www.loismarieharrod.org.

A Girl like a Vulture

fell out of her kettle
into my life.
Give me, she said.
your days,
one by one.
Suffer me, she said,
like Christ.

What could I reply?
She was as blind
as a beggar,
the legal sort,
Nothing I gave
could make her see.
Yet she kept
picking at my heart.

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

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WCW – Sophie Malleret

January 3, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 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 cancelled due to a family emergency.

Sophie Malleret read her English/French poetry in NY: Howl Festival, Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican Café, New Museum, Reuben Foundation, NY Library, Art Fairs, Galleries. Also read at the Amherst Library, Woodstock Poetry Festival, in Europe: Paris, the Prague International Microfestival… Working on simultaneous performance of her bilingual poems with poet Bob Holman. Developing German poetry for a show in Germany. Collaborated with musician Marlon Cherry on his upcoming CD. Has also been active in film/theater. Recently associate producer credit for film “Claire in motion”, release date January 13. You can find her poetry in various issues of Vlak, Maintenent, Art in Odd Places…

From “A thrift store paints a shelf”

In four years I’ll be a hundred years old
The trees will be leafless
The sun will be warmer
The stars will taste of rot
Blueberry pies will fly
Wildly across your closet
Back and forth Complete chaos
You will miss holes in your sweaters and every little thing
You will catch me at night
Throwing rusty nets in the dark
Trapping nightmares
To the underground

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