A Spell for the Living, Atlantic Cape Community College, Atlantic City, Callaloo, Everything is Necessary, Gathering the Waters, Keisha-Gaye Anderson, Noyes Arts Garage, Open Mic, Poetry, SJ Poets, Stockton University, VONA, World Above
On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 7:00pm the South Jersey Poets Collective welcomes Keisha-Gaye Anderson 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. This month is an Undergraduate Open Mic Takeover, with half the list reserved for students enrolled at Atlantic Cape Community College and Stockton University. 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, Keisha-Gaye Anderson will read.
Keisha-Gaye Anderson is a Jamaican-born poet, author, visual artist, and media professional living in Brooklyn, NY. Gathering the Waters (Jamii Publishing 2014) is her first poetry collection. Her new poetry book, A Spell for Living, is the recipient of Editors’ Choice recognition for the 2017 Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origin Literary Award. The collection is forthcoming from Agape in 2019 as a multimedia e-book, including music and Keisha’s original art work. Keisha’s second new poetry collection, Everything Is Necessary, will be published by Willow/Aquarius Press in 2018. She is a past participant of the VONA Voices and Callaloo writing workshops and was short-listed for the Small Axe Literary Competition. She is a graduate of the Syracuse University Newhouse School and holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from The City College, CUNY.
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.