The Sandstorm Gallery of Jersey Shore Creative Writers announces that a poem by John J. Petrolino III of Middletown has been selected as its featured work for an upcoming national event.
The Sandstorm Gallery, which is an online venture affiliated with the National Council of Teachers of English, has chosen Petrolino's poem "Fishing on the Navesink River" to be the main feature when the site goes "live" on Oct. 20, National Day on Writing.
Steve Peacock of Point Pleasant, curator of The Sandstorm Gallery, says Petrolino's piece fits in perfectly with the theme of the gallery.
"The goal of The Sandstorm Gallery is to showcase the talents of creative writers, poets and other lovers of language from the Jersey Shore region," Peacock says. "As its name implies, this gallery seeks to entice the talents of local artists adept at whipping up and unleashing a storm of language and beauty. Petrolino's moving, reflective poem clearly falls into that category. "
As a Local Partner Gallery in the National Gallery of Writing, Peacock and the contributing writers of The Sandstorm Gallery will join NCTE in celebrating composition in all its forms and demonstrating how integral writing has become to daily life in the 21st century.
Registrants are permitted to submit one piece—whether it is a poem, short story, essay, or other creative or reflective work—to The Sandstorm Gallery. Compositions accepted for the gallery will be unveiled when the National Gallery opens for public viewing on Oct. 20.
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