PATERSON, NJ- Weekly open mics in honor of National Poetry Month continues on Thursday at the Paterson Public Library. Set to begin at 6:00 p.m., the series, according to Talena Lachelle Queen, who also serves as the city’s poet laureate, is a prelude to monthly open mic poetry nights which will take place the third Thursday of every month.
This week’s feature poet, Queen said, is Ronald Bremner, a writer of “incense, peppermints, and the color of time.” Bremner’s work has previously been featured in International Poetry Review, Anthem: a Leonard Cohen Tribute Anthology, Paterson Literary Review, Passaic Review, Quarterday (a Scottish journal), Poets Online, Jerry Jazz Musician, Oleander Review, Surrealists and Outsiders, Offbeat and Quirky Stories, and Climate of Change: Sigmund Freud in Poetry.
Bremner, who has also published several books, ballted back from a major stroke and liver transplant and has won Honorable Mention in the coveted Allen Ginsberg awards three times.
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