(June 4, 2012 -- Rutherford, New Jersey) -- The William Carlos William Poetry Cooperative of Southern Bergen County features poet, publisher, and entrepreneur Ice Gayle Johnson this Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 7:00 p. m. As usual the monthly program also features the words of William Carlos Williams and a brief talk about the Rutherford poet. An open reading concludes the program. The event is free and open to the public. No advanced registration is required and all poets and poetry lovers are invited to attend and participate in the open reading. The WCW Poetry Cooperative readings are held the first Wednesday of each month on the upstairs Terrace of Williams Center for the Arts (www.williamscenter.org) located at 1 Williams Plaza in Rutherford, New Jersey. The event is hosted by John J. Trause, Director or the Oradell Public Library. For more information, please contact the Rutherford Public Library at 201.939.8600.
|Author Ice Gayle Johnson|
Creator of “The Five-point Cut,” “Graduated Bob” and “Fire Fly,” the Chicago-based stylist Ice, a member of Intercoiffeur, the international honorarium and organization for hairdressing professionals, served on Clairol’s Presidential Council with First Lady Nancy Reagan’s colorist. An accomplished photographer, she has been represented by the Ward Nasse Galley of New York, her photos appearing on Marcel Schulman Greeting Cards, Signature Greetings, and others.
As a co-founder and shaper of Uphook Press, Ice co-edited and contributed to its debut collection, “A Cautionary Tale: Peer into the Lives of Seven New York Performing Poets,” in 2008. Three other anthologies have followed: “you say. say.” (2009), “Hell Strung and Crooked” (2010), and “gape-seed” (2011). Ice Gayle Johnson has performed her poetry, coast to coast -- from the Bowery Poetry Club in New York to The Beat Museum in San Francisco. Her spoken word tracks have been featured by Stay Thirsty Media and Poetz.com. Eponymous CD and DVD are available at CDbaby and at DVD.com.
|John J. Trause, Director, Oradell Public Library|
|William Carlos Williams|
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“The Key: Lady Grizzly & Sir Charles Otter” by Ice Gayle Johnson (Hoboken: Poets Wear Prada, 2012), 42 pages, ISBN-10: 0615606512, ISBN-13: 978-0615606514, list price: $12.00, is available in paperback from Amazon Books and other popular booksellers.
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"Inside Out, Upside Down, & Round and Round Poems Selected & New" by John J. Trause (Nepal: Nirala Publications, 2012), 83pages, ISBN-81-8250-049-4 2012, list price: $20.00, is available from the publisher (www.niralapublications.com).
The Nirala Nepal Series is a series of contemporary writing.