March 19, 2012

Poetry in Fanwood with George Drew & Open Mic, March 20

The Carriage House Poetry Series
Tuesday, March 20, Featuring George Drew

The Carriage House Poetry Series invites you to attend a free poetry reading on Tuesday, March 20, at 8:00 p.m. in the Kuran Arts Center on Watson Road, off North Martine Avenue, adjacent to Fanwood Borough Hall. (GPS use 75 N. Martine Avenue.) This event will feature the award-winning poet George Drew, followed by an open mic.
George Drew was born in Mississippi and raised there and in New York State, where he currently lives. He has published poetry in journals and anthologies around the country, most recently in The Southern Poetry Anthology from Texas Review Press. His newest book of poetry, The View from Jackass Hill, won the 2010 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. An earlier volume, American Cool, won the Adirondack Literary Award for best poetry book of 2009.
Drew's poetry is economical, graceful and richly nuanced. It has attracted wide critical acclaim since his first book appeared in 1986. Though his "roots" may be Southern, Drew's poems moved a Russian press to publish a bilingual edition of his book So Many Bones in 1997. His work has great compassion and it leaves the reader with a respect for the discipline and courage of both the poems and the poet.
The Carriage House Poetry Series is in its fourteenth year at the Kuran Arts Center, an historic Gothic Revival structure that was once a 19th century carriage house, hence the name of the series. For more information call 908-889-7223 or 908-889-5298. For online directions and information, visit

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