Stanley H. Barkan is the editor/publisher of Cross-Cultural Communications, a small literary-arts, non-commercial press, which started as in Institute at LIU’s Brooklyn Center in 1971. His own work has been translated into 28 different languages and published in 20 collections. He was the 1991 New York City’s Poetry Teacher of the Year (awarded by Poets House and the Board of Education) and the 1996 winner of the Poor Richard’s Award, “The Best of the Small Presses” for “25 years of high quality publishing.” In May 2006, he was invited by Peter Thabit Jones, editor of The Seventh Quarry, to be the first solo featured poet at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea, Wales.
Joe Weil is the award winning author of five full-length books of poetry, four chapbooks, and a CD of songs with Vic Ruggerio, leader of the Ska band, the Slackers. Weil has read on NPR and PBS. He is currently assistant professor at Binghamton University—SUNY. His most recent book of poems is The Great Grandmother Light, Poems new and selected (NYQ Books), and a collaborative book, West of Home (Blast Press) with his wife, the poet, Emily Vogel. Weil lives in Binghamton with his wife and two small children, Clare and Gabriel.
The series is hosted by Laura Boss and Maria Gillan. Readings are held at the Montclair Public Library Auditorium. All readings are free and open to the public and begin at 7 pm. Time allowing, an open reading will follow the featured poets' readings.
For information, contact the library at 973-744-0500