The Carriage House Poetry Series invites the public to attend an evening of poetry on Tuesday, May 15, at 8 pm in the Kuran Arts Center on Watson Road, off North Martine Avenue, adjacent to Fanwood Borough Hall (GPS use 75 N. Martine Avenue). The free event will feature distinguished poets Joe Weil and B.J. Ward, followed by an open mic reading.
Joe Weil teaches poetry and fiction in the creative writing program at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He has been a Dodge Foundation Poet and appeared on Bill Moyer’s “Fooling with Words” series on PBS. Joe has lived in Elizabeth and Cranford, and was founding editor of Black Swan Review. His most recent collections of poetry include “Painting the Christmas Trees” (Texas Review Press) and “What Remains” (Nightshade Press). B.J. Ward’s recent collection of poetry is “Gravedigger’s Birthday” (North Atlantic Books). His work has been featured on National Public Radio, and New Jersey Network’s “State of the Arts.” He teaches in the creative writing program at Warren County Community College and his poems have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Poetry Magazine, The Journal of New Jersey Poets, and the Pushcart Prize Anthology.
The Carriage House Poetry Series is in its 14th year at the Kuran Arts Center, an historic Gothic Revival structure. In the 19th century, the building served as a carriage house. The May 15th reading in Fanwood is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early. For more information call 908-889-7223 or 908-889-5298. For online directions and information, visit http://carriagehousepoetryseries.blogspot.com/.