Thursday, March 9, 2023

Poetry Weekend Intensive April 21–23, 2023

There will be an in-person Poetry Weekend Intensive with Maria Gillan and Kevin Carey held for the spring from April 21 – April 23, 2023, in Mendham, NJ.  

The Retreat House is situated on 93 acres of wooded land with pathways for exploring the property. This serene, beautiful setting is perfect for contemplating nature and nurturing the creative spirit. As per the guidelines of the retreat house, everyone who will participate in the retreat must be vaccinated and boosted.  Everyone who works at the retreat house is vaccinated.  

Retreat House

Maria Mazziotti Gillan's newest poetry collection is When the Stars Were Still Visible (2021). Other recent publications are the poetry and photography collection, Paterson Light and Shadowand the poetry collections What Blooms in Winter and The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets, a pairing of her poems with her paintings.
Maria's artist website is and her poetry website is

Kevin Carey is the Coordinator of Creative Writing at Salem State University. He has published a chapbook of fiction from Red Bird Chapbooks, The Beach People (2014), and three books of poetry, The One Fifteen to Penn Station (2012), Jesus Was a Homeboy (2016) which was an Honor book for the Paterson Literary Prize, and Set in Stone (2020) all from CavanKerry Press.
His poems have twice appeared on The Writers Almanac on National Public Radio and on
The Academy of American Poets Poem a Day. Kevin is also a playwright and filmmaker. He
has co-directed & co-produced two documentaries about poets, All That Lies Between Us and
Unburying Malcolm Miller, which premiered at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival in 2017.
Kevin has also co-authored a screenplay Peter’s Song which won Best Screenplay at the New
Hampshire Film Festival in 2009. His latest stage play The Stand or Sal is Dead, a murder
mystery comedy, premiered at the Actor’s Studio in Newburyport, MA in June, 2018. His
first crime novel, Murder in the Marsh, from Darkstroke Books, was released in October (2020). A new middle-grade novel Junior Miles and the Junkman will be published in September 2023 from Fitzroy Books, an imprint of Regal House Publishing.
More about Kevin at

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