World Above Welcomes the Jersey Cape Writers~Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes the Jersey Cape Writers 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, members of the Jersey Cape Writers will read and sign books. The Jersey Cape Writers celebrated the release of their latest poetry and prose anthology, By the Beautiful Sea: A Collection of Writings from the Jersey Cape, with a book launch party in the Seaville section of Upper Township in October 2019.

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 Manuel Becerra~Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7pm

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On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Manuel Becerra, Stockton’s 2019 International Writer in Residence, 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, Manuel Becerra will read and sign books.
 
Manuel Becerra of Mexico is Stockton’s 2019 International Writer in Residence. His poetry grapples with racism and socio-economic disparity, and he often engages in community outreach, promoting the creation of book clubs for Mexican youth. A winner of six national poetry awards in Mexico, Becerra has published five books of poetry, including Instrucciones para matar un caballo [Instructions for Killing a Horse] (2013). He has had fellowships from the Foundation for Mexican Letters, the Mexico City Institute of Culture, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and Art Omi in upstate New York. His poems have been translated into English, Italian, and French.
 
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 Manick~Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7pm

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On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Cynthia Manick 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 Manick will read and sign books.
 
Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, and the MacDowell Colony among others. Winner of the Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry, Manick was also awarded Honorable Mention for the 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Prize. She is Founder and Curator of the reading series Soul Sister Revue; and her poem “Things I Carry Into the World” was made into a film by Motionpoems, an organization dedicated to video poetry, and has debuted on Tidal for National Poetry Month. A performer at literary festivals, libraries, universities, and most recently the Brooklyn Museum, Manick’s work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series, Callaloo, Kweli Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
 
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 James Arthur~Wednesday, 9/18/19, 7pm

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On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes James Arthur 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, James Arthur will read and sign books.

James Arthur was born in Connecticut and grew up in Canada. He is the author of the poetry collection The Suicide’s Son (Véhicule Press 2019) and Charms Against Lightning (Copper Canyon Press 2012). Arthur’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New York Review of Books, and The London Review of Books. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Hodder Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship to Northern Ireland, and a visiting fellowship at Exeter College, Oxford. He teaches at Johns Hopkins 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 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.

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.