The Carriage House Poetry Series invites the public to attend a special reading entitled “Voices from History” performed by poets David Vincenti and Scott Summers on Tuesday, June 19th at 8:00 p.m. in the Kuran Arts Center on Watson Road, off North Martine Avenue, adjacent to Fanwood Borough Hall. (GPS use 75 N. Martine Avenue.)
In the program “Voices from History,” a study of history through poetry, Scott Summers provides a tour of the battlefields and camps of the Civil War through the eyes of Confederate soldier Hercules McGraw, and David Vincenti offers a view of the life of Galileo Galilei that will surprise many who think they already know the famous astronomer. Through their compelling verse and discussion of the times about which their poems speak, Scott and David will entertain fans of poetry and fans of history alike.
David Vincenti (www.davidvincenti.com) is a father, husband, poet, engineer, accordionist, and project manager. His poems have appeared in the Paterson Literary Review, the Edison Literary Review, and The Journal of New Jersey Poets, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His first chapbook, To The Ones Who Must Be Loved, was published in 2010. David curates the Spoken Word Series at The Theater Company in Hoboken, NJ.
Scott Summers (thelintinmypocket.wordpress.com) is a teacher at Wayne Hills High School and an adjunct professor at Passaic County Community College. He is the author of two chapbooks: Death Settled Well (Shadows Ink Publications, 2006) and Rather, It Should Shine (Pudding House Press, 2007). Scott’s book, Private Hercules McGraw: Poems of the American Civil War (Anaphora Literary Press), was published in 2011. His poem, “A Fall from Grace” was awarded the IBPC 2009 Poem-of-the-Year.
The June 19th reading is free and open to the public. An open mic will follow the featured performance. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early. For more information call 908-889-7223 or 908-889-5298. For online directions and information, visit http://carriagehousepoetryseries.blogspot.com/.