Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Jersey Voices of Poetry April 24 at NJPAC

Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka and many other influential poets have called New Jersey home.

Come hear former U.S. Poet Laureate and Long Branch native Robert Pinsky and a sampler of New Jersey poets when NJPAC presents Dodge Poetry at NJPAC: Jersey Voices.

This evening will be with recognized poets from throughout New Jersey performing curated poetry readings Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8PM in The Chase Room.

Some of the poets who make the Garden State the Poetry State whose work will be covered include Renée Ashley, Cat Doty, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Kathleen Graber, Peter Murphy, James Richardson, Vincent Toro, BJ Ward, Joe Weil and Gretna Wilkinson.

"Poetry Like Bread: Poems of Political and Social Consciousness" ​​​​featuring Martín Espada & Patricia Smith, with discussion and Q&A will be held on May 15.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located at One Center Street in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey.

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