On Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes John McDermott as featured reader to World Above Free Poetry Night at Stockton University’s Dante Hall.
The evening starts with the usual Open Mic, where participants read one poem that is less than two minutes long. The break will occur just before 8pm, and participants will return to a free take-home writing prompt, introduced by the host or the prompt’s author. Then, featured poet John McDermott will read.
John McDermott has lived in New Jersey for most of his sixty some years, with breaks of two years teaching English in China and two years in Japan, plus shorter trips to Asia to teach and visit. He is professor emeritus of English as a Second Language at Union County College and former poetry editor of US1 Worksheets. He has twice been invited to perform his work at the Dodge Poetry Festival and has served as a Dodge Poet, working with teachers and students for many years. His poems have appeared in magazines including Paterson Literary Review, Lips, and Frogpond, as well as Mainichi Daily. His first full-length book of his poetry The Long Way Home was published in 2005 and the CD version was released in 2010.
Questions about this series or to apply to be a featured poet, please contact Emari DiGiorgio: firstname.lastname@example.org.