On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Shamar Hill as the featured poet to World Above Free Poetry Night at 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-8:00pm. 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, Shamar Hill will read.
Shamar Hill, a Cave Canem Fellow, is the recipient of numerous awards, including a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and a scholarship from Fine Arts Work Center. He has been published or has work forthcoming in: Washington Square Review, Day One, Southern Humanities Review, Kenyon Review Online, and Vinyl. He is working on his first poetry collection, Photographs of an Imagined Childhood, and a memoir, In Defiance of All True Things.
This series is made possible with support from The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University, Stockton University’s Center for Community Engagement, and the Atlantic City Arts Foundation.
On Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Naomi Extra as featured reader to World Above Free Poetry Night at Dante Hall (14 N. Mississippi 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, featured poet Naomi Extra will read.
Naomi Extra is a freelance writer, poet, and doctoral student in American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. Naomi is also a Cave Canem fellow and contributing writer to the feminist publication Weird Sister. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The Feminist Wire, Day One, Bitch, Racialicious, Apogee Journal, The Paterson Literary Review, and elsewhere.