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On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Umar Timol as 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, Umar Timol will read.
Umar Timol, Stockton’s sixth International Writer-in-Residence, hails from the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. He is a poet, fiction writer, photographer, teacher, and activist. He has published four poetry volumes and two novels, one of which is being translated into a play. His poetry collection 52 Fragments pour l’aimée [52 Fragments for the Beloved] (2016) won the Poetry Prize at the Moldova Poetry Festival. He also wrote an African comic book, Les yeux des autres [The Eyes of Others], that was published in the anthology Visions of Africa, which won an award.
This series 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.