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Poetry at the Library

THANK YOU to The Friends of The Library for sponsoring poetry events!

Past Poetry

November 2012 Events


green star for adult eventPoet Mark Doty

Poetry Night Series
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7:30 pm

Since the publication of his first volume of verse, Turtle, Swan, in 1987, Mark Doty has been recognized as one of the most accomplished poets in America. Hailed for his elegant, intelligent verse, Doty has often been compared to James Merrill, Walt Whitman and C.P. Cavafy. The recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, Doty has […]

June 2012 Events


green star for adult eventPoetry Writing Group

Poetry sharing Group
Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 7:30 pm

If you are interested in joining a poetry writing group that meets once a month contact Valeri Drach Weidmann at 732-572-2750 or valeri84@hpplnj.org

red star for teens eventgreen star for adult eventPoetry Writing Workshop

With Poet Maxine Susman
Thursday, June 7, 2012, 7:00 pm

Poet and English professor Maxine Susman will conduct a poetry workshop. Each participant will produce a poem and have the opportunity to read it to the group. Maxine Susman, formerly a literature and writing professor at Caldwell College, has published in several dozen journals and anthologies, including Paterson Literary Review, CHEST, Runes, Earth’s Daughters, US 1 Worksheets, Home Planet News, and Poet Lore. Maxine has published four poetry collections: Gogama (2006) is about her father, a young Jewish doctor in remote Northern Ontario during the Great Depression. Wartime Address (2009) tells of a young woman trapped in Occupied Paris in World War 2 before escaping to Free France and Tunis. Familiar (2009) focuses on family life, place, and shifting states of mind and body. Creamery Road, published in 2011, tells stories of rural New York State and Maine. Please register at the front desk or call the library at 732-572-2750.

April 2012 Events


green star for adult eventFriends Poetry Night Series

Diane Lockward
Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 7:30 pm

Diane Lockward is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently, Temptation by Water (Wind Publications, 2010). Her earlier books are What Feeds Us, which received the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize; Eve’s Red Dress; and a chapbook, Against Perfection. Her poems have been published in several anthologies, including Poetry Daily: 366 Poems from […]