Virtual "Peaceful Poetry Reading Series" - West Caldwell

The West Caldwell Public Library will present a weekly virtual “Peaceful Poetry Reading Series” featuring 15 accomplished poets from throughout Essex County. The poetry readings can be viewed on Thursdays at 6:00 pm on the Library’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.Each poet will share a 15-minute video of him/her reading some of their favorite poems, which are intended to offer you tranquility and peace of mind during these times.

The ninth poetry reading, airing on Thursday, July 2 at 6:00 pm, will feature award-winning poet, editor and publisher Diane Lockward of West Caldwell, who will read poems from her recent poetry collection The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement (published in 2016). She is the author of four full-length poetry collections including The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement, Temptation by Water, What Feeds Us, which received the 2006 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, and Eve’s Red Dress. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Against Perfection and Greatest Hits: 1997 – 2010. Her poems have appeared in such literary journals as Beloit Poetry Journal, Southern Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Poet Lore, and Prairie Schooner. She is the editor of three books on the craft of writing poetry, including The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the BasicsThe Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop and The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop. In May 2009, she was appointed Poet Laureate of West Caldwell and in 2015, she founded Terrapin Books, a small press for poetry books, and serves as its editor and publisher.

Some of the other award-winning poets participating in the weekly virtual “Peaceful Poetry Reading Series” include Sandra Duguid, Michael Mandzik and Vincenzo Bollettino of West Caldwell.

To watch Diane Lockward's poetry reading on Thursday, July 2 at 6:00 pm click on this link   or check out the Library's Facebook page. 

Contact Information
  1. Ethan Galvin
  2. 973-226-5441
  3. ethan.galvin@westcaldwell.bccls.org
Thu, July 02
6:00 pm — 6:15 pm
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The West Caldwell Public Library will present a weekly virtual “Peaceful Poetry Reading Series” featuring 15 accomplished poets from throughout Essex County. The poetry readings can be viewed on Thursdays at 6:00 pm on the Library’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.Each poet will share a 15-minute video of him/her reading some of their favorite poems, which are intended to ...

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