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On Wednesday, December 13th at 7pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes R.A. Villanueva 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 includes an Open Mic, where participants read one poem that is less than two minutes long. 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, R.A. Villanueva will read.

Writer, poet, translator, scholar, R.A. Villanueva is the author of Reliquaria (University of Nebraska Press, 2014). A recipient of honors and fellowships from the Forward Prizes, Kundiman, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and The Asian American Literary Review, Villanueva’s work has also been anthologized in Resist Much/Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance and the Brooklyn Poets Anthology. He holds graduate degrees from Rutgers University and New York University. A founding editor of Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art, he currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and London, England.