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March 2: Poetry Reading at PCCC

 

PATERSON, NJ - The Distinguished Poets Series of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College is presenting a poetry reading by George Bilgere and Marie Howe on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

The readings will take place at 1 p.m. at the historic Hamilton Club Building, 32 Church Street, in downtown Paterson.  The program is free and an open reading follows.  Writing workshops, conducted by Bilgere and Howe will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the same location. Pre-registration is required; the workshop fee is $15.00.  

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The building is wheelchair accessible. Other services, such as large print materials and FM assistive listening devices, are available on request.  Parking will be available at the Passaic County Community College parking lot on College Blvd., between Memorial Drive and Church Street.  For further information, call (973) 684-6555 or visit www.pccc.edu/poetry.

George B. Bilgere has published five collections of poetry, most recently The White Museum, which was awarded the 2009 Autumn House Poetry Prize.  His third book, The Good Kiss (2002), was selected by Billy Collins to win the University of Akron Poetry Award.  He has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pushcart Foundation, the Witter Bynner Foundation through the Library of Congress and the Fulbright Foundation.  He hosts a weekly radio show, WORDPLAY, which is an offbeat mix of poetry and comedy. 

Marie Howe is the author of three volumes of poetry.  The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (2008), What the Living Do (1998), and The Good Thief (1988).  Stanley Kunitz selected Howe for a Lavan Younger Poets Prize from the American Academy of Poets.  She has been a fellow at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College and a recipient of NEA and Guggenheim fellowships.  Her poems have appeared in The New YorkerThe Atlantic, Poetry, AGNI, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and The Partisan Review, among others.  Currently, Howe teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia and New York University.

The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College has been named a Distinguished Arts Project and is funded, in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment of the Arts.  Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the founder and executive director of the Poetry Center.

 

 

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