September 1, 2009

Kimmelman and Romond @ Kuran Arts Center, Sept. 15

Burt Kimmelman and Edwin Romond
Reading in the Carriage House Poetry Series

Tuesday, September 15th, 8:00 pm
Kuran Arts Center
75 North Martine Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023

Burt Kimmelman has published five collections of poetry – Musaics (Sputyen Duyvil Press, 1992), First Life (Jensen/Daniels Publishing, 2000), The Pond at Cape May Point (Marsh Hawk Press, 2002), a collaboration with the painter Fred Caruso, Somehow (Marsh Hawk Press, 2005), and There Are Words (Dos Madres Press, 2007); his volume of poems titled As If Free is forthcoming in 2009 (from Talisman House, Publishers). For over a decade he was Senior Editor of Poetry New York: A Journal of Poetry and Translation. He is a professor of English at New Jersey Institute of Technology and the author of two book-length literary studies: The "Winter Mind": William Bronk and American Letters (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1998); and, The Poetics of Authorship in the Later Middle Ages: The Emergence of the Modern Literary Persona (Peter Lang Publishing, 1996; paperback 1999). He also edited The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry (Facts on File, 2005) and co- edited The Facts on File Companion to American Poetry (2007). He has published scores of essays on medieval, modern, and contemporary poetry.

Edwin Romond is the author of Dream Teaching (Grayson Books, 2005) and two chapbooks: Macaroons (1997) and Blue Mountain Time: New and Selected Poems about Baseball (2002) His work has appeared in journals such as The Sun, English Journal, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Zone 3, Poet Lore, New Letters, Barrow Street, The Rockhurst Review as well as in college texts and anthologies. He has been awarded poetry fellowships from both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Councils on the Arts and from the National Endowment for the Arts. Garrison Keillor read Romond's poetry on NPR and the late Tim Russert selected Romond's memoir, "The Ticket," for his book, Wisdom of Our Fathers. Romond was a public school teacher and counselor for 32 years before retiring in 2003. A native of Woodbridge, NJ, he now lives in Wind Gap, PA with his wife, Mary, and their 12 year old son, Liam.

Note: The Arts Center faces Watson Road in Fanwood, NJ; however, it is part of the Fanwood Borough Hall property and the actual address is 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ 07023 (which you might need for MapQuest or navigation systems). Just be sure to go to Watson Road from Martine Avenue. Parking is available in front of the Arts Center and across the street by Carriage House Park. There is also on-street parking. If parking is an issue, you may park in the Borough Hall parking lot (access via Martine Avenue).

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