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BJ Ward, one of the poets we read at our September meeting, will be reading some of his poems along with 11 other New Jersey poets on Saturday, November 3 at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Here’s the text as it appears on the web site of The Literary Review.

As one of the TLR 50th anniversary events, twelve New Jersey poets with work in our Summer 2007 issue wll read on Saturday, November 3 in the Orangerie of the College at Florham campus library from 2 to 5 p.m.  Here are directions to the campus. Participating will be Laura Boss, Constance Quarterman Bridges, Bob Carnavalle, Barbara Daniels, Catherine Doty, Kathy Graber, Timothy Lui, Peter Murphy. Christine Salvatore, Shanxing Wang, BJ Ward, Gretna Wilkinson.  The reading itself will begin at 3, and before and after the poets will sell their books and socialize.   

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On September 10, we ate at Denise’s house…and read a little poetry. Here’s the list:

Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) – bio

Sestina

The Armadillo (audio reading)

BJ Ward (1967 – ) web site – NJ poet and special guest star of bat mitzvahs

Gravedigger’s Birthday

Landing in New Jersey with Soft Hands

Sex with Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) – bio

Wild Nights

Steven Ford Brown (1952-) – bio

Angel of Loneliness

The Miscalculations of Love

Jane Kenyon (1947-1995) – bio

Let Evening Come

Happiness

Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006) –bio, NPR’s story on his 100th birthday

The Layers

Cor Van Den Heuval – (1931- ) bio  

Baseball Haiku  haiku and senryu poems of various poets

more baseball haiku (includes a tribute haiku to Phil Rizzuto)

Anne Marie Macari ( ) – info

Glory

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