Thursday, March 29, 2018

April 5 Reading in Montclair Features Three Poets

On Thursday, April 5th 4 at 7 pm, the Montclair Monthly Poetry Series will feature three poets: AMANDA BRADLEY, RAYMOND HAMMOND and BJ WARD. (This reading was rescheduled from a January date that was snowed out.)

Raymond Hammond is the editor of The New York Quarterly and NYQ Books. He is also the author of Poetic Amusement, a critical work of contemporary poetry.

Amanda J. Bradley is the author of three books of poems: Queen Kong (2017), Oz at Night (2011), and Hints and Allegations (2009). She has published poetry and essays in many journals including Paterson Literary Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Kin Poetry Journal, Rattle, The New York Quarterly, and Poetry Bay. Amanda is a graduate of the MFA program at The New School, and she holds a PhD in English and American Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She is an Assistant Professor at Keystone College outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

BJ Ward is the author of Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems 1990-2013, and Gravedigger’s Birthday, 17 Love Poems with No Despair and Landing in New Jersey with Soft Hands. All are published by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Random House. His poetry has been featured on National Public Radio’s “The Writer’s Almanac,” New Jersey Network’s “State of the Arts,” and the web site Poetry Daily, as well as in publications such as Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The New York Times, TriQuarterly, Green Mountains Review, Painted Bride Quarterly and dozens of other journals. BJ teaches in the Creative Writing program at Warren County Community College in NJ.


This poetry series is held at the Montclair Public Library Auditorium and hosted by Maria Gillan and Laura Boss. All readings are free and open to the public and begin at 7 pm. A open mic session at 6pm will precede the featured readers.

Location: Montclair Public Library (Auditorium), 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
For information, contact the library at 973-744-0500 or contact Laura Boss or Maria Mazziotti Gillan.

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