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marinaOn Wednesday, May 24th at 7pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Marina Carreira as the featured poet to World Above Free Poetry Night at Stockton University’s Noyes Arts Garage (2200 Fairmount Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401).

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, Marina Carreira will read.

Marina Carreira is a Luso-American writer from Newark, NJ. She holds a MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University and is curator of “Brick City Speaks,” a monthly reading series in Newark. She also works as a poet in the Geraldine R. Dodge “Visiting Poets in Schools” program. Marina’s chapbook I Sing to That Bird Knowing It Won’t Sing Back is forthcoming this summer from Finishing Line Press. Her work is featured in Paterson Literary Review, The Acentos Review, The Writing Disorder, Naugatuck River Review, Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora: An Anthology, Rock & Sling, Paper Nautilus, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, LUNA LUNA, The Harpoon Review, Hinchas de Poesia, among others. Follow her on Twitter at @maketheunknown.