On Wednesday, August 23rd at 7pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Jonterri Gadson 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, Jonterri Gadson will read.
Jonterri Gadson is the author of the chapbooks Interruptions (MIEL, 2014) and Pepper Girl (YesYes Books, 2012) and the full-length collection Blues Triumphant (YesYes Books, 2016). She has received scholarships and fellowships from Cave Canem, Bread Loaf, University of Dayton, and the University of Virginia, where she received her MFA in Creative Writing. She is also a graduate of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. Her poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Los Angeles Review, The Collagist, and other journals. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing/English at Bloomfield College in New Jersey.