June 12, 2009

B.J. Ward & Joe Weil, Fanwood, June 16

Carriage House Poetry Series in Fanwood to Feature

B.J. Ward & Joe Weil

8 P.M. - June 16

FANWOOD, NJ – The Carriage House Poetry Series invites you to attend a free poetry reading on Tuesday, June 16, at 8:00 p.m. in the Kuran Arts Center on Watson Road, off North Martine Avenue, adjacent to Fanwood Borough Hall. The featured readers will be the distinguished poets B.J. Ward and Joe Weil.

B.J. Ward’s most recent collection of poetry is Gravedigger’s Birthday (North Atlantic Books). His work has been featured on National Public Radio, New Jersey Network’s State of the Arts, and the web site, Poetry Daily. His poems have appeared in publications such as Poetry, TriQuarterly, The New York Times, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. He is the recipient of two Distinguished Artist Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and he teaches in the Creative Writing program at Warren County Community College.

Joe Weil teaches poetry and fiction in the Creative Writing program at Binghamton University (SUNY). He has been a Dodge Foundation Poet and appeared on Bill Moyers’s “Fooling with Words” series on PBS. Joe was founding editor of Black Swan Review and his poetry has been published in a wide range of journals and magazines. He is the author of In Praise We Enter and The Pursuit of Happiness, as well as two new collections: Painting the Christmas Trees (Texas Review Press) and What Remains (Nightshade Press).

The Carriage House Poetry Series is in its 11th season at the Kuran Arts Center, an historic Gothic Revival structure that was once a 19th century carriage house, hence the name of the series.

The June 16th reading is free and open to the public.

An open mic will follow the featured performance, so bring a poem of your own and join in the reading.

N Martine Ave & Watson Rd, Fanwood, NJ‎ - (908) 889-7223‎

For more information call 908-889-7223 or 908-889-5298. For online directions and information, visit http://carriagehousepoetryseries.blogspot.com/.

See NJ Poets & Poetry calendar below for additional poetry events. Listing is not an endorsement of event, attend at your sole discretion.


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