World Above Welcomes Analysis~Wednesday, 8/21/19, 7pm

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On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Analysis to World Above Free Poetry Night at Stockton University’s Noyes Arts Garage (2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401).

Our usual Open Mic, where participants read one poem that is less than two minutes long, will run from 7:00pm-7:45pm. Please arrive by 6:50pm to secure a spot in the Open.

After the break, participants will return to a free take-home writing prompt penned by Barbara Daniels.

Then, Analysis will read and sign books.

A veteran of various forms of public speaking, Analysis is a poet/spoken word artist, organizer, activist, minister, educator, consultant, bookseller, soccer addict and a lover of justice and human rights! He’s featured and spotlighted at venues across New England and the Mid-Atlantic. A background in civil rights, economic justice, anti-apartheid and anti-racist organizing, education, progressive ministry, justice theory and international travel manifests itself in his poetry, as does a love of radical history, family, and people in general. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he studied Public Communication at the American University and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University, where he graduated with highest honors. Analysis is the host of Red Emma’s Mother Earth Poetry Vibe, and a member of Simply Poetic Entertainment. His chapbook of poetry, Somewhere Through the Haze, is a short collection of pieces on a variety of justice/human rights topics.

World Above is made possible with support from The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Stockton’s Center for Community Engagement, and the Atlantic City Arts Foundation.

Please invite your friends to this event, join and share it on Facebook (http://wwwfacebook.com/sjpoets), and link our website (https://sjpoets.wordpress.com) to your social media.

Questions about this series or to apply to be a featured poet, please contact Emari DiGiorgio.

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World Above Welcomes J.C. Todd~Wednesday, June 19th, 7pm

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On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes J.C. Todd to Stockton University’s Noyes Arts Garage (2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401).
Our usual Open Mic, where participants read one poem that is less than two minutes long, will run from 7:00pm-7:45pm. Please arrive by 6:50pm to secure a spot in the Open.
After the break, participants will return to a free take-home writing prompt penned by Barbara Daniels.
Then, J.C. Todd will read and sign books.
J.C. Todd is author of The Damages of Morning (Moonstone Press, 2018), a 2019 Eric Hoffer Award finalist, and What Space This Body (Wind, 2008), as well as chapbooks and collaborative artist books. Her poem “Frida!” is currently on display at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Other poems have appeared in the Beloit Poetry Journal, The Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review and other journals, and in the forthcoming anthology, A Constellation of Kisses (Terrapin Books, 2019). Awards include the 2016 Rita Dove Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Leeway Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Residency fellowships include Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Ragdale, Ucross, and a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts international exchange residency. Currently a poet with the Dodge Poetry Program, she has taught creative writing at Bryn Mawr College and in the Rosemont MFA Program.
World Above is made possible with support from The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Stockton’s Center for Community Engagement, and the Atlantic City Arts Foundation.
Please invite your friends to this event, join and share it on Facebook (http://wwwfacebook.com/sjpoets), and link our website (https://sjpoets.wordpress.com) to your social media.
Questions about this series or to apply to be a featured poet, please contact Emari DiGiorgio.

World Above Welcomes Tim Lynch, Wednesday, May 15th, 7pm

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On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Tim Lynch to Stockton University’s Noyes Arts Garage (2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401).

Our usual Open Mic, where participants read one poem that is less than two minutes long, will run from 7:00pm-7:45pm. Please arrive by 6:50pm to secure a spot in the Open.

After the break, participants will return to a free take-home writing prompt penned by Barbara Daniels.

Then, Tim Lynch will read and sign books.

Tim Lynch has published with Mead; War, Literature, and the Arts; HEArt Online; Whirlwind; & Radius, who nominated his poem for a Pushcart Prize. He was awarded a 2015 Piper Global Writing Residency in Southeast Asia, & he is an MFA candidate at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ, where he has directed creative writing workshops for young writers.

World Above is made possible with support from The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Stockton’s Center for Community Engagement, and the Atlantic City Arts Foundation.

Please invite your friends to this event, join and share it on Facebook (http://wwwfacebook.com/sjpoets), and link our website (https://sjpoets.wordpress.com) to your social media.

Questions about this series or to apply to be a featured poet, please contact Emari DiGiorgio.

World Above Welcomes Nomi Stone

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On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Nomi Stone to Stockton University’s Noyes Arts Garage (2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401).
Our usual Open Mic, where participants read one poem that is less than two minutes long, will run from 7:00pm-7:45pm. Please arrive by 6:50pm to secure a spot in the Open.
After the break, participants will return to a free take-home writing prompt penned by Barbara Daniels.
Then, Nomi Stone will read and sign books.
Nomi Stone is the author of the poetry collections Kill Class (Tupelo Press, 2019) and Stranger’s Notebook (TriQuarterly Books, 2008). She earned an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University and a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University. A former Fulbright scholar in creative writing in Tunisia, she has received poetry fellowships and grants from the Vermont Studio Center and the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, and she has won a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review and The Best American Poetry. Stone is a postdoctoral research fellow in Anthropology at Princeton University.
World Above is made possible with support from The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Stockton’s Center for Community Engagement, and the Atlantic City Arts Foundation.
Please invite your friends to this event, join and share it on Facebook (http://wwwfacebook.com/sjpoets), and link our website (https://sjpoets.wordpress.com) to your social media.
Questions about this series or to apply to be a featured poet, please contact Emari DiGiorgio.

World Above Welcomes Cynthia Arrieu-King~Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7pm

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On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Cynthia Arrieu-King to Stockton University’s Noyes Arts Garage (2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401).
 
Our usual Open Mic, where participants read one poem that is less than two minutes long, will run from 7:00pm-7:45pm. Please arrive by 6:50pm to secure a spot in the Open.
 
After the break, participants will return to a free take-home writing prompt penned by Barbara Daniels.
 
Then, Cynthia Arrieu-King will read and sign books.
 
From Louisville, Kentucky, Cynthia Arrieu-King is an associate professor of creative writing and a former Kundiman fellow. Her full-length books of poetry include People are Tiny in Paintings of China (Octopus 2010), Manifest (Switchback Books 2013) winner of the Gatewood Prize selected by Harryette Mullen, and Futureless Languages (Radiator Press 2018). She edited the posthumous volume of poems by Hillary Gravendyk The Soluble Hour (Omnidawn 2017). Her poems have appeared in Poetry Magazine, BOMB Magazine, Crazyhorse, and others. She has worked as a stagehand for Mister Rogers, as a nanny in an infant nursery, and on the line at a tomato sauce factory.
 
World Above is made possible with support from The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Stockton’s Center for Community Engagement, and the Atlantic City Arts Foundation.
 
Please invite your friends to this event, join and share it on Facebook (http://wwwfacebook.com/sjpoets), and link our website (https://sjpoets.wordpress.com) to your social media.
 
Questions about this series or to apply to be a featured poet, please contact Emari DiGiorgio.

CANCELLED!: World Above Welcomes Analysis~Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Analysis to World Above Free Poetry Night at Stockton University’s Noyes Arts Garage (2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401).

Our usual Open Mic, where participants read one poem that is less than two minutes long, will run from 7:00pm-7:45pm. Please arrive by 6:50pm to secure a spot in the Open.

After the break, participants will return to a free take-home writing prompt penned by Barbara Daniels.

Then, Analysis will read and sign books.

A veteran of various forms of public speaking, Analysis is a poet/spoken word artist, organizer, activist, minister, educator, consultant, bookseller, soccer addict and a lover of justice and human rights! He’s featured and spotlighted at venues across New England and the Mid-Atlantic. A background in civil rights, economic justice, anti-apartheid and anti-racist organizing, education, progressive ministry, justice theory and international travel manifests itself in his poetry, as does a love of radical history, family, and people in general. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he studied Public Communication at the American University and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University, where he graduated with highest honors. Analysis is the host of Red Emma’s Mother Earth Poetry Vibe, and a member of Simply Poetic Entertainment. His chapbook of poetry, Somewhere Through the Haze, is a short collection of pieces on a variety of justice/human rights topics.

World Above is made possible with support from The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Stockton’s Center for Community Engagement, and the Atlantic City Arts Foundation.

Please invite your friends to this event, join and share it on Facebook (http://wwwfacebook.com/sjpoets), and link our website (https://sjpoets.wordpress.com) to your social media.

Questions about this series or to apply to be a featured poet, please contact Emari DiGiorgio.

World Above Welcomes Peter E. Murphy~Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 7pm

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January 2019 marks World Above’s four-year anniversary as a collaboration with Stockton University, and we are fortunate to host Peter E. Murphy, Founder of Murphy Writing of Stockton University and the progenitor of nearly all things poetry in South Jersey.

Join us on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 7:00pm for a special anniversary reading, featuring Peter E. Murphy at Stockton University’s Noyes Arts Garage (2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401). There will be books, cake, and literary raffle prizes!

Our usual Open Mic, where participants read one poem that is less than two minutes long, will run from 7:00pm-7:45pm. Please arrive by 6:50pm to secure a spot in the Open.

After the break, participants will return to a free take-home writing prompt and download instructions for a digital anthology of the past four year’s prompts penned by Barbara Daniels.

Then, Peter E. Murphy will read and sign books.

Peter E. Murphy was born in Wales and grew up in New York City where he operated heavy equipment, managed a nightclub and drove a cab. He is the author of ten books and chapbooks including two books of writing prompts and Stubborn Child, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize. More than a dozen excerpts of his memoir-in-progress, You Go To My Head, have been published as standalone pieces in literary magazines including “Looking for Thelma,” winner of the 2018 Wilt Nonfiction Chapbook Prize. The founder of Murphy Writing of Stockton University, Peter has received dozens of awards and fellowships and has led hundreds of workshops for writers and teachers.

World Above is made possible with support from The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Stockton’s Center for Community Engagement, and the Atlantic City Arts Foundation.

Please invite your friends to this event, join and share it on Facebook (http://wwwfacebook.com/sjpoets), and link our website (https://sjpoets.wordpress.com) to your social media.

Questions about this series or to apply to be a featured poet, please contact Emari DiGiorgio.

World Above Welcomes Emily August~Wednesday, September 19th, 7pm

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worldabove1On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Emily August as the featured poet to World Above Free Poetry Night at Stockton University’s Noyes Arts Garage (2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401).

Our usual Open Mic, where participants read one poem that is less than two minutes long, will run from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Please arrive by 6:50pm to secure a spot in the Open.

After the break, participants will return to a free take-home writing prompt; then, Emily August will read.

Emily August is an Assistant Professor of Literature at Stockton University, where she teaches courses in 19th-century British literature, medical humanities, and creative writing. Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared or is forthcoming in Callaloo, Southern Humanities Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Ninth Letter, Quarterly West, and elsewhere.

This series is made possible with support from The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Stockton’s Center for Community Engagement, and the Atlantic City Arts Foundation.

Please invite your friends to this event, join and share it on Facebook (http://wwwfacebook.com/sjpoets), and link our website (https://sjpoets.wordpress.com) to your social media.

Questions about this series or to apply to be a featured poet, please contact Emari DiGiorgio.