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Monday, January 31, 2011

WED Feb 2: Lisa Sisler & Dorinda Wegener at Willams Center, Rutherford NJ


Dear Family & Friends,

I continue to host this excellent series, now in its sixth year, so please come by for this upcoming reading.

NOTE that this series is held on FIRST Wednesdays each month.

The WCW Poetry Cooperative of Southern Bergen County is pleased to invite Lisa Sisler and Dorinda Wegener, both poets, editors, and teachers, as the features on Wednesday, February, 2011 at 7:00 p. m. As usual this monthly program will also feature the words of William Carlos Williams, this time by Dorinda Wegener herself, and open readings from the floor. No advanced registration is required and all poets and poetry lovers are invited. Note that we are now holding the WCW Poetry Cooperative readings at the following location:


Williams Center for the Arts
Marcus Theater
1 Williams Plaza in Rutherford, N. J.

(http://www.williamscenter.org/

Also, please remember that noted poet Jim Klein leads our peer-to-peer poetry workshops (Red Wheelbarrow Poets) on Wednesdays (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) when we do not have the readings at 7 p. m. NOTE that these have now been relocated to GainVille Learning Center and Café (http://www.gaincontact.com/ ):



GainVille Learning Center and Café
17 Ames Avenue
Rutherford, NJ 07070
Tel. (201) 507-1800 / Fax (201) 507-1888


Also, please see the Red Wheelbarrow website here:

http://redwheelbarrowpoets.wordpress.com/

Remember that the Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow Poets just published volume 3 of The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, including three poems of mine, those of many others associated with the WCW Poetry Cooperative and literary life in Rutherford, some excellent essays, and as usual some original, previously unpublished work of Dr. Williams himself. Copies of the anthology are on sale now, so please contact the editors at redwheelbarrowpoets@yahoo.com, if you would like more information or like to purchase a copy or two. They make excellent birthday or holiday gifts for poetry lovers and anyone who loves literature and history.

Please come out and support these creative endeavors.

Thank you.


Love & Peace,


JOHN

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ABOUT OUR FEATURED POETS:



Lisa Sisler’s poetry has been described by Brian Henry as, “urgent, skillful, and necessary. [Lisa’s] poems are fiery, command your attention, and, for however disturbing or painful or difficult her poems can be, they often seek and ultimately achieve a sort of cathartic alchemy that we can find only in poetry.”
Lisa is currently working n her manuscript Belly Up and serving as a guest editor for the online journal OVS. She is the editor of Knocking at the Door: Approaching the Other, a poetry anthology forthcoming from Buddhapuss Ink/ Poet’s Lane in November 2010. She holds an MFA in Poetry from New England College and a Masters of Arts in English from Rutgers University. She teaches Writing and Literature at Kean University and at various other colleges in New Jersey where she resides with her boyfriend and their cat army.



Dorinda Wegener holds a MFA from New England College where she was a Joel Oppenheimer Award recipient. Her poems have been published in The Antioch Review, Indiana Review, Hotel Amerika, and Mid-American Review, among many others. Dorinda has had the honor of reading with the louderARTS Project in New York City. Her poems, “The Harvest” and “Evening Service,” were both finalist for the Marlboro Prize as judged by poet Edward Hirsch. She has been a featured poet at the Woodberry Poetry Room, Lamont Library, Harvard University through her work with Ibbestson Street Press. Walter E. Butts, New Hampshire Poet Laureate, selected Wegener for New Hampshire Poets Showcase, an online gallery hosted by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. She has served on editorial boards at OVS Magazine, Naugatuck River Review, and Summer Home Review. As a child, Dorinda lived in Robert Frost’s first New Hampshire home prior to his famous farm. She currently resides in Staten Island, New York, where she teaches poetry to youths and peers for the Teachers & Writers Collaborative. Dorinda is actively seeking a literary press for her first manuscript, All I’s and O’s. In 2011, Wegener will join the editorial staff of Green Mountains Review as a reader.

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