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.
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:
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WCW Poetry Cooperative and literary life in Rutherford, some excellent essays, and as usual some original, previously unpublished work of Dr.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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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.
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.