Burt Kimmelman and Jon Curley
Plus the words of William Carlos Williams
& open readings from the floor
7 PM, Wednesday, October 6, 2010
WCW Poetry Cooperative readings
Terrace of the Williams Center for the Arts
1 Williams Plaza in Rutherford, N. J.
About our Featured Poets
Burt Kimmelman has published six collections of poetry – As If Free (Talisman House, Publishers, 2009), There Are Words (Dos Madres Press, 2007), Somehow (Marsh Hawk Press, 2005), The Pond at Cape May Point (Marsh Hawk Press, 2002), a collaboration with the painter Fred Caruso, First Life (Jensen/Daniels Publishing, 2000), and Musaics (Sputyen Duyvil Press, 1992). A poem from his newest book
was featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac. For over a decade he was Senior Editor of the now defunct 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 (Facts on File, 2007). He has published scores of essays on medieval, modern, and contemporary poetry. A recent interview with Tom Fink has appeared online in Jacket 40.
Jon Curley is a poet living in Jersey City. His first book of poems, New Shadows, was published last year by Dos Madres Press. A book of criticism, Poets and Partitions: Confronting Communal Identity in Northern Ireland, will be published next year. He is on the Humanities Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
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