NYC musician LISA BIANCO will play and NYC poets JANE ORMEROD and DAVID LAWTON will be the featured poets at the Red Wheelbarrow Poets’ April monthly reading. An open mic with generous reading times will follow. Friday, April 26 at 7 PM at GAINVILLE CAFE, 17 Ames Ave. Rutherford NJ. $6 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert. Bring your A game!
The wonderful SHERI MILLER is the musical guest and ANTON YAKOVLEV the featured poet at the Red Wheelbarrow Poets’ monthly reading Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 PM at Gainville Café. An open mic with generous reading times will follow. Sheri Miller has just recorded with Steve Cropper and appeared on Channel 13. Anton is a member of the Red Wheelbarrow Poets’ workshop and has been published in our anthology. $6 cover includes coffee/tea/dessert.
Broadway actress and singer ANNE KANENGEISER will grace GainVille Café with a dramatic reading and songs from her recent triumph at the Goodspeed Opera House in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Carousel,” at the monthly event held by the Red Wheelbarrow Poets. Rutherford resident GAIL KING will be the featured poet. Gail is one of the original members of the Red Wheelbarrow Poets’ workshop and is finishing her second book of poetry. An open mic with generous reading times follows. Jan. 25, 7 pm – Late, 17 Ames Ave. Rutherford NJ, $6 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert.
New Jersey poet JOEL LEWIS will be the featured reader and we will have our second annual JACO PASTORIUS birthday tribute at the monthly reading of the Red Wheelbarrow Poets Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 PM. Lewis, a Hoboken resident, has edited several poetry anthologies as well as writing three books of poetry of his own. Bass player BILLY CARRION JR. will play at the tribute to Pastorius, the renowned and influential avatar of the electric bass. Other bass players invited include FELIX PASTORIUS and WILL LEE of the David Letterman show band. $6 includes coffee/tea, dessert. GAINVILLE CAFE, 17 Ames Ave, Rutherford | Tel 201 507 1800
FRANCESCA SPHYNX will be the featured poet at the Red Wheelbarrow Poets’ monthly reading Friday, Oct. 26. TIMES 12 will be the musical guest and watch for a special dramatic reading! An open mike with generous reading times will follow at the event, which starts at 7 PM at GainVille Café, 17 Ames Ave., Rutherford NJ. Francesca, a poet since the age of six, will be reading from her forthcoming book of poetry, RIVETS. Times 12, Brian Catanzaro on guitar and Mark Fogarty on bass, will play classic rock and originals from their band THE PSEUDO-REALISTS. $6 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert.
CLAUDIA SEREA will be the featured poet at the Red Wheelbarrow Poets’ monthly reading Friday, Sept. 28. Special musical guests! Peter Scance and Victoria Warne will be our musical guests. They say they “enjoy putting our own spin on an eclectic selection of songs and styles.” An open mic with generous reading times will follow at the event, which starts at 7 PM at GainVille Café, 17 Ames Ave., Rutherford NJ.
Claudia will be debuting her new book of poetry, ANGELS & BEASTS. This 102-pages collection of surreal prose poems is inspired by dreams, nightmares, growing up in Communist Romania and the immigrant’s life in New York City. For more information on the book and how to order it, go to http://www.phoeniciapublishing.com/angels–beasts.html
There will be music, poetry, books to buy and sign, a wonderful friendly atmosphere, and plenty of time to read your own poems at the open mic! $6 cover includes coffee/tea and dessert.
THE 5TH ISSUE OF THE RED WHEELBARROW CELEBRATES RUTHERFORD’S POETIC ENERGY
RUTHERFORD, August 20, 2012—Rutherford’s own poetry group, The Red Wheelbarrow Poets, is pleased to announce the publication of the 5th issue of their literary journal, The Red Wheelbarrow.
This remarkable collection gathers the work of 38 local poets, offering a diversity of voices and styles. They are inspired by the poetry of William Carlos Williams, Rutherford’s hometown doctor and poet, the founder of American modern poetry who celebrated the voice of the common man and revolutionized the letters of the last century.
The journal’s motto, “The epic is the local fully realized,” paraphrases Williams’ words: “The classic is the local fully realized, words marked by a place.” The Red Wheelbarrow Poets, who started the group six years ago, soon turned their activity into a grassroots cultural phenomenon growing stronger every year. They meet weekly for a poetry workshop; they host a monthly reading series on the last Friday of the month at the local GainVille Café on Ames Avenue; they read at various venues throughout New Jersey and in New York City; and they also support the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative readings at Williams Center held on every first Wednesday of the month.
Every year, the poets pick the best crop of poems and showcase them in The Red Wheelbarrow journal. Issue 5 includes poems by David B. Austell, John Barrale, Norma Ketzis Bernstock, Marian Calabro, Joe Del Priore, Ana Doina, Milton Ehrlich, Mark Fogarty, Laura Freedgood, Gail Fishman Gerwin, Tom V. Gianni Jr, Elissa Gordon, Mary-Jane Grandinetti, Andrei Guruianu, Jim Gwyn, Patricia Kett, Gail King, Jim Klein, Melanie Klein, Janet Kolstein, John R. Lancelotti, Edward Lipiner, Fran Lombardi, Deanne Meltzer, Zorida Mohammed, Rick Mullin, Michael O’Brien, George Pereny, Tony Puma, Gabriella Radujko, R.G. Rader, Dan Saxon, Alex Sprouls, John J. Trause, Anton Yakovlev, Nicole Zach, and Don Zirilli, as well as essays on poetry and poetics and an excerpt from a play.
This year’s featured poet is Claudia Serea, a native of Romania who moved to Rutherford 10 years ago. “She has become a vital part of Rutherford’s vigorous poetry community,” said the managing editor Mark Fogarty. “Growing up in a Communist country with all its contradictions and persecutions must have been a trial, but it also inspired Claudia’s protean poetic talent.” Other featured poets from past issues include John Barrale and the late George Di Gregorio.
“Some day, a poet from our area will become famous,” said Jim Klein, the leader of the group and the journal’s poetry editor. But the local poets have already accomplished a more important task: growing the town’s poetic legacy and keeping alive the flame lit by Dr. Williams in Rutherford.
The journal will be launched on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Williams Center in Rutherford, NJ. Copies will be available for sale that night and many of the poets will read from it during the evening. The Red Wheelbarrow is available online at Lulu.com http://www.lulu.com/content/13074029 and will be available on Amazon.com before the end of the year.
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