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Poetry Reading & Open Mic @ Main Library

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Local poets Morton Rich* and Kathleen Grimaldi** will present short readings. Afterward we invite you to share your own work.

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*Morton D. Rich, Professor Emeritus Montclair State University, grew up in Newark, New Jersey, and returns to his roots through poetry. His publications include The Dynamics of Tonal Shift in the Sonnet, wherein he explores the impact of syntax on readers’ apprehension of meaning, and a chapbook, A Boy in Newark. His poems, drawings, and photographs have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including The Stillwater Review, This Broken Shore, Sensations Magazine, Meta-Land, On the Verge, Voices from Here, Grasmere, and Blue Sky White Clouds. His column, “On Writing,” was published in Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines for twenty years. His active interest in the arts spans nine decades.
**Kathleen Galvin Grimaldi is the author of two poetry collections: Like Smoke Rising, Like Wind; and Life’s Glorious Song. She has also authored one poetry calendar, What the Heart Knows; and one collection of immigrant stories, Out of the Shadows They Come. Her poems have appeared in local publications both in PA and CT. Ms. Galvin’s work has also appeared in past issues of The Stillwater Review here in New Jersey. Most recently, she has been the moderator for poetry classes offered at the TOALC Center in East Stroudsburg, PA.


January 16
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Main Library
125 Morris Turnpike
Newton, NJ 07860 United States
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