Friday, April 7, 2017

META-LAND: Poets of the Palisades Reading in Montclair April 13


Poets whose work appears in the major new anthology, META-LAND: Poets of the Palisades II, will be reading at monthly poetry series at The Montclair Public Library on Thursday April 13 at 7 PM.

Poets will include Joel Allegretti, Raphael Badagliacca, Laura Boss, Laura Freedgood, Deborah Gerrish, Maria Gillan, Josh Humphrey, Marilyn Mohr, Tom Plante, and Carole Stone.

Meta-Land, published by The Poets Press, assembles 121 works by 58 poets, arranged in 11 themed sections, as well as original artwork from the same community of artists and writers. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

”Viewed in geological time, poetry is a recent phenomenon, even in an ancient outcropping like the New Jersey Palisades. After five millennia of recorded history, toward the end of the 20th Century, writers begin to gather together, to coalesce in cafes, libraries and other literary watering holes upon or near the ancient basaltic fastness of the Palisades. This post-geological phenomenon has been collectively named "The Palisades Poetry Movement." This new volume, Meta-Land, assembles 121 works by 58 poets, arranged in 11 themed sections. All of the pieces that appear in the anthology are by authors who were featured in the on-going North Jersey Literary Series held at the Classic Quiche Café in Teaneck, New Jersey between 2010 and 2015. This collection delves deeply into our metaperceptions, how we see ourselves, the universe, and what we question, feel or think. Diverse voices that represent a modern world of both natural beauty and cosmopolitan sophistication explore the fundamental nature of reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason and mind. We find ourselves in a Meta-Land where symbols of symbols are nested like matryoshkas, and meaning’s reach extends past all horizons.”

This special reading is part of the celebration of National Poetry Month.
The Montclair Monthly Poetry Series is free and open to the public.

Location: Montclair Public Library (Auditorium), 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 973-744- 0500