FANWOOD, NJ – The Carriage House Poetry Series invites the public to attend a free evening of poetry readings on Tuesday, May 16th beginning at 8:00 p.m. in the Patricia Kuran Arts Center on Watson Road, off North Martine Avenue, adjacent to Fanwood Borough Hall (GPS use 75 N. Martine Avenue).

The evening’s readings will feature two distinguished poets, Emily Vogel and Katherine Soniat.

Emily Vogel’s poetry, essays and translations have recently been published in the Paterson Literary Review, Lips Magazine, The Broome Review, Tiferet Journal, the San Pedro River Review, Omniverse, and the Comstock Review, among others. She is the author of five chapbooks and two full-length collections: “The Philosopher’s Wife” (2011) and “First Words” (2015); as well as a collaborative book of poetry, “West of Home,” with her husband Joe Weil. Emily Vogel teaches writing at SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College. She lives with her husband and their two children.

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Katherine Soniat teaches in the Great Smokies Writers Program at the University of North Carolina in Asheville. She previously taught at Virginia Tech for 20 years and at the University of New Orleans. Her seven poetry collections include “The Swing Girl” (2011), winner of the Oscar Arnold Young Award; “A Raft, A Boat, A Bridge” (2012), runner-up for The Orphic Prize; and “Bright Stranger” (2016). Katherine Soniat’s work also has been published in Poetry, The Nation, The Southern Review, the Antioch Review, and other journals.

The Carriage House Poetry Series was launched in 1998 and is now in its nineteenth year at the Kuran Arts Center, an historic Gothic Revival structure that was once a 19th century carriage house, hence the name of the series. The May 16 reading is free and open to the public. An open mic will follow the featured performances.

For more information call 908-889-7223 or 908-889-5298. For online directions, information, and to see the 2017 Poetry Series calendar, visit