Saturday, June 23, 2012
THE NORTH JERSEY LITERARY SERIES
8 PM in the Special Events Room of
CLASSIC QUICHE CAFÉ
330 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck , New Jersey
Space and sound are unrivaled by any other venue
Hosted by Paul Nash and Denise La Neve
Come early and enjoy a relaxing meal.
The quiches are famous, and there are also other wonderful entrees,
as well as coffees, teas, & desserts. Café phone: 201- 692- 0150
Elissa Gordon's poetry mines a childhood spent between New York City and New England and a passion for travel and foreign language. In 2009, her poem “Here Come My Girls” won second place in the newyorktimes.com’s The Local Suburban spring poetry contest. She has appeared in various anthologies, including The Stillwater Review, South Mountain Poets, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, and online in Shot Glass Journal and Short, Fast & Deadly. Some of her travel poems are posted on The Word Place. In 2012, she has poetry appearing in the new collection New Sun Rising: Stories for Japan, The Edison Review, NY Underscore’s ‘Dating’ issue, Short, Fast and Deadly’s June issues, and in Windmills’ (Australia) themed issue ‘Bones.’
Lisa Bruckman studied Sculpture / Fine Arts and Art History at the University of Delaware, and then pursued courses at Rutgers University to become a Librarian. But Lisa found that the most intensive and interesting course was that of Motherhood, captured within the pages of her chapbook, What Mama Saw. These poems recall human beginnings as an ode to mothering, with the falling Towers as backdrop to the innocence of childish discovery. Here we are, enmeshed in a world ever ‘toddling’ toward madness, and this too, Mama sees. Seeking the spirit of Peace within, Lisa continues to write amid the maelstrom, somewhere behind an engulfing fog which embraces our pasts and veils our futures.