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.
Questions about this series or to apply to be a featured poet, please contact Emari DiGiorgio.