Thursday, September 29, 2016

Publication Celebration for 'Palisades, Parkways & Pinelands' Includes Maria Gillan


On Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7 pm, the Montclair Monthly Poetry Series will start its new season with a  "Publication Celebration for Palisades, Parkways & Pinelands."

The reading will feature the volume editors EMANUEL DI PASQUALE and GREG GLORY, as well as contributing poets MARIA MAZZIOTTI GILLAN, LAURA BOSS, FRANK FINALE, MATHEW SPANO, DANIEL WEEKS, DAN ZIMMERMAN and SANDER ZULAUF.

As the title implies, this book at hand has grown from New Jersey roots. More specifically, it is an outgrowth of the Pier Village Poetry Festival, held in view of the Atlantic in Long Branch, New Jersey, on the Fourth of July 2015. For that event, organizer and Long Branch Poet Laureate Emanuel di Pasquale called together some twenty poets from the far-flung New Jersey poetry tribe. A sampling of their work, along with that of others who could only be present in spirit that day, is included in the present volume. As its genesis and development suggest, "Palisades, Parkways & Pinelands" is meant to be a celebration of contemporary New Jersey poetry and a continuation of a long poetic tradition in the Garden State that stretches back to colonial times.

The Montclair Monthly Poetry Series is held at the Montclair Public Library (Auditorium) on 50 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair, NJ.  All events are free and open to the public. An open reading follows when time permits.

Contact Library: 973-744- 0500



Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the author of twenty books. Her latest publication is the poetry and art collection, The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets. Maria's official website is at MariaGillan.com.