WorldAboveJulyJoin us this Wednesday evening for World Above: Free Poetry Night beginning at 7pm with our Open Mic and followed by SJ Poet Emily Van Duyne and visiting featured poet Laura McCullough.  Our originally scheduled featured poet, Kathy Graber, is unable to attend but will be rescheduling at a future date.  We’re thrilled to be hosting McCullough at Dante Hall.
Emily Van Duyne lives in the Atlantic City area, where she was born and raised, and where her family has lived for five generations. She teaches writing at Stockton College, and holds an MFA in poetry. You can read her work at
Laura McCullough‘s most recent book of poems is Rigger Death & Hoist Another. Her other books are PanicSpeech Acts, and What Men Want. She is the editor of two anthologies: The Room & the World: Essays on the Poetry of Stephen Dunn, forthcoming from Syracuse University Press, and A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race, forthcoming from University of Georgia Press. She has been awarded scholarships or fellowships from Sewanee Writers Conference, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Nebraska Summer Writers Conference, and others. Her essays, criticism, poems, creative non-fiction, and short fiction have appeared in The Georgia Review, New South, Guernica, The American Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, Pank, The Writer’s Chronicle, Gulf Coast, Pedestal, Painted Bride Quarterly, and others. She is the editor of Mead: the Magazine of Literature and Libations and an editor at large for TranStudies Magazine.