The Carriage House Poetry Series is in its 16th year at the Kuran Arts Center, an historic Gothic Revival structure that was once a 19th century carriage house. The Carriage House Poetry Series invites the public to attend a poetry reading by Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Laura Boss on Tuesday, April 15.
The free performance will begin promptly at 8 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). An open mic reading will follow the featured performance.
She is the Founder /Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review.
She is also Director of the Creative Writing Program and Professor of Poetry at Binghamton University-SUNY.
She has published 18 books, and her most recent are Ancestors' Song (Bordighera Press), The Place I Call Home (NYQ Books) and Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories (MiroLand, Guernica).
Boss is a long-time Dodge Poet-in-the-Schools and the author of several books of poetry, including “Arms: New and Selected Poems” (1999) and her newest, “Flashlight” (Guernica Editions). As a visiting artist and mentor to young poets, she has been a familiar figure on the Northeast poetry scene for decades. Boss has been on National Public Radio and her poems have been in the New York Times and other noted publications. Founder of LIPS magazine in 1981, she continues to edit and publish the biannual poetry journal.
Maria's Official Site is at MariaGillan.com and her books are available at Amazon.com. Her latest publication is the poetry collection, Ancestors' Song .