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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wed March 1 Poet MADELINE TIGER Reads at Williams Center for Arts, Rutherford NJ

Plus the words of William Carlos Williams
& open readings from the floor

This program is held at
Williams Center for the Arts
Marcus Theatre
One Williams Plaza
Rutherford, NJ 07070
Call the Rutherford Public Library at 201.939.8600 for more information


Dear Family & Friends,

Although it was a cold and icy night last night, Lisa Sisler and Dorinda Wegener provided a strong and engaging feature, playing off their diversity, and Dorinda started off the evening with her reflections on the conflict between William Carlos Williams’s Romanticism as represented by his mother Elena’s influence and his scientific, Modernist commitment as represented by Ezra Pound’s influence. Once again I thank John Barrale and Claudia Serea for introducing our features.

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

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

Madeline Tiger
The WCW Poetry Cooperative of Southern Bergen County is pleased to invite Madeline Tiger, noted poet and teacher, as the feature on Wednesday, March, 2011 at 7:00 p. m. As usual this monthly program will also feature the words of William Carlos Williams, this time by Madeline Tiger 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 in the Marcus Theater of the Williams Center for the Arts (www.williamscenter.org ) located at 1 Williams Plaza in Rutherford, N. J.

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 J. Trause














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About Our Featured Poet:

Madeline Tiger’s tenth collection of poems, The Atheist’s Prayer, appeared from Dos Madres Press, (Spring, 2010). Her other recent collections include The Earth Which Is All (2008) and Birds of Sorrow and Joy: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000 (2003). Her work appears regularly in numerous local and national journals and anthologies.

Ms Tiger is also a noted teacher in the Writers-in-the-Schools Program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Playwrights Theatre of NJ; The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Poetry Programs; The Montclair Adult School (Memoir Writing); and in private poetry writing workshops for adults.


She has garnered prizes and fellowships from the NJ State Council on the Arts: 1978, 1980, 1987; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts: 1987, 1988, 1990; Blue Mountain Center, 1988; Columbia University School of the Arts, 1985-86; Poetica Magazine, 2007; and Artist/Teacher award from Playwrights Theater of NJ, 1993. In addition, she was honored with the Pioneer Teaching Artist Award of the NJ Arts Education Collective in April 2008.

Born in New York City, Madeline Tiger has lived in NJ for most of her life. She was a resident of Montclair, NJ from 1963 until moving to Bloomfield in 2000 where she lives under a weeping cherry tree. Ms Tiger has five children and seven grandchildren.

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