West Caldwell: Virtual "Peaceful Poetry Reading Series"

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 seventh poetry reading, airing on Thursday, June 18 at 6:00 pm, will feature award-winning poet, journalist, and author Tina Kelley of Maplewood, who will read poems from her soon-to-be released poetry anthology Rise Wildly (October 2020) as well as some of her older poems. She has published three poetry collections including Precise (2013), Abloom and Awry (2017), and The Gospel of Galore (2017), winner of the Washington State Book Award.  Her chapbook Ardor (2016) won the Jacar Press chapbook competition. Her poetry has appeared in the Prairie Schooner, People, Audubon, Orion, Best American Poetry 2009, Southwest Review, Poetry Northwest and Poetry EastThe title poem in her anthology Abloom and Awry won the 2014 New Jersey Poets Prize. A former New York Times journalist for 10 years, as well as a reporter for The Seattle Times and Philadelphia Inquirer, she co-authored Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope.  

Some of the other award-winning poets participating in the weekly virtual “Peaceful Poetry Reading Series” include Sandra Duguid, Diane Lockward (who organized the Poetry Reading Series), and Michael Mandzik of West Caldwell and Ted Eisenberg of North Caldwell.

To watch Tina Kelley's poetry reading on Thursday, June 18 at 6:00 pm click on this link Tina Kelley reads from Rise Wildly or check out the Library's Facebook page. 

Contact Information
  1. Ethan Galvin
  2. 973-226-5441
  3. ethan.galvin@westcaldwell.bccls.org
Thu, June 18
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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