Celebrate Poetry Month in Fanwood, April 17
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 • 12:00am
The Carriage House Poetry Series invites the public to attend its annual National Poetry Month celebration on Tuesday, April 17, at 8:00 p.m. in the Kuran Arts Center on Watson Road, off North Martine Avenue, adjacent to Fanwood Borough Hall (GPS use 75 N. Martine Avenue). The free event will feature distinguished poets Renée Ashley and Catherine Doty, followed by an open mic reading.
Renée Ashley is the author of four books of poetry, two chapbooks, and a novel. She is poetry editor of The Literary Review and she is on the faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s two low-residency graduate programs. Her awards include a Pushcart Prize, a Kenyon Review Award for Literary Excellence, the Charles Angoff Award, an American Literary Review Poetry Prize, the Chelsea Poetry Award, and the Robert H. Winner Award and the Ruth Lake Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has received fellowships in both poetry and prose from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Catherine Doty is the author of a collection of poems entitled Momentum (CavanKerry Press). An artist as well as a poet, her book of cartoons, Just Kidding (Avocet Press), takes a humorous look at childhood through the eyes of a poet. Ms. Doty is a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation poet and also is a public school teacher. She is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Marjorie J. Wilson Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is celebrated every April. Publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the United States celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.
The April 17th reading in Fanwood is free and open to the public. An open mic reading will follow the featured performance. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early. For more information call 908-889-7223 or 908-889-5298. For online directions and information, visit http://carriagehousepoetryseries.blogspot.com/.