Local Poets Share Travel Discoveries in the New Issue of Exit 13 Magazine
Saturday, June 30, 2012 • 12:00am
Exploration, discovery and testament are themes in the new issue of EXIT 13 Magazine, an annual poetry journal that is published in Fanwood.
“Each poet in this issue returns from an adventure and shares a discovery with the reader,” said Tom Plante, who has published EXIT 13 Magazine since 1988. “The journeys of all the contributors produce poems with a geographic point of view that is particularly welcome in EXIT 13 Magazine.”
The poets re-live their experiences in all sorts of places while they focus on how we live. Some special locales in this new issue include Palisades Park, Echo Lake, Trader Joe’s, the Molly Pitcher rest stop, Cape May, the Lone Star Café, Cape Cod, the Appalachian Trail, Edinburgh Castle, and the Swiss Alps.
The 18th issue of EXIT 13 Magazine includes 50 poets and several photographers, including 22 New Jerseyans. Among the Garden State poets are: Adele Kenny, the Poet Laureate of Fanwood; Carol Nolde of Westfield; Deborah Gerrish of New Providence; Carole Stone of Verona; Jessica de Koninck of Montclair; Paul Sohar of Warren; Dorothy McLaughlin of Somerset; Kathe Palka of Flemington; Nancy Scott of Lawrenceville; Joel Lewis of Hoboken; D.E. Steward of Princeton; Lavinia Kumar of Plainsboro; Jim Gwyn of Clifton; Gail Gerwin of Morristown; Anna Evans of Hainesport; Barbara Daniels of Sicklerville; Jim Berkheiser of Vernon; John Smith of Frenchtown; Dave Worrell of Cherry Hill; Ellen June Wright of Hackensack; Sander Zulauf of Andover; and Tom Plante of Fanwood.
Among the poets from other states are A.D. Winans, Elizabeth Swados, Ed Galing, Lyn Lifshin, Kyle Laws, Ruth Moon Kempher, Nathan Whiting, Randy Fingland, Dudley Laufman, and B.Z. Niditch.
EXIT 13 Magazine features poets of all ages, writing styles and degrees of experience. The emphasis is on geography, travel, adventure and the fertile ground of the imagination. It’s a travelogue in poetry, a reflection of the world we see, and a chronicle of the people we meet along the way.
Editor Tom Plante named the magazine after the Elizabeth exit off the New Jersey Turnpike. He has assembled EXIT 13 Magazine in Fanwood since 1988, the year that he and his wife moved out of the Elmora section of Elizabeth. The poetry journal features snapshots of Exit 13 road signs contributed by correspondents. Plante sends a copy of the magazine to each photographer whose work is published.
EXIT 13 Magazine, #18, is available for $9.00 from EXIT 13 Magazine, PO Box 423, Fanwood, NJ 07023. EXIT 13 is included in library collections at Rutgers University, Somerset County Library, Brown University, the University at Buffalo, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the New York Public Library.
For more information, contact Tom Plante by email at: Exit13magazine@yahoo.com. Poetry submissions by email should be typed into the body of the email.