FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood's Carriage House Poetry Series will offer three nights of readings during its fall season.

Tuesday, September 17
Featured poets Darla Himeless and James Arthur, followed by an Open Mic reading.

Darla Himeles is a poet, translator, and essayist with roots in LA, Philadelphia, and coastal Maine. Her work has been published in various journals. She is an associate editor for The Stillwater Review and holds an AB in English from Bryn Mawr College and an MFA in poetry and poetry in translation from Drew University. She is currently a doctoral candidate in American literature at Temple University, where she teaches undergraduate poetry workshops, first-year writing, and literature classes. A 2018 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recipient, Darla lives in Philadelphia with her wife and daughter and is the author of the chapbook Flesh Enough.

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James Arthur was born in Connecticut and grew up in Canada. He is the author of the poetry collection The Suicide's Son. His debut collection, Charms Against Lightning, is available from Copper Canyon Press. His chapbook Hundred Acre Wood was published in 2018. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, The New York Review of Books, and The London Review of Books. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Hodder Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship to Northern Ireland, and a visiting fellowship at Exeter College, Oxford. He teaches in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

Tuesday, October 22
“Wax Museum” (annual Autumn/Halloween reading; performers TBA).

Tuesday, November 19
The Carriage House Poetry Series' 21st anniversary celebration, features “Zen Night” with poet Ray Cicetti. Active in workshops and readings, he received a 2018 Carriage House Poetry Award, and his poems have appeared in such journals as Tiferet, Exit 13, and The Metaworker.

All poetry readings begin at 8 p.m. and are free and open to the public.  The series will be on hiatus for the months of December and January. For more information, visit is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.