Monday, November 12, 2012

Poetry Reading

Have you ever been to a poetry reading? Yes? No? Well it might be your new thing! How about coming to ours! You are cordially invited to a poetry reading on November 15th at 6:30 PM. We will be hosting five award winning poets. Come enjoy the wintry evening, drink some hot chocolate and go home inspired to write up some of your own lyrical verses.

These will be our featured poets:

Mary Brancaccio’s poetry has been published in Naugatuck River Review, Lake Shore Affect, Chantarelle’s Notebook, Chest and Adanna, among others. Her work has also been published in Japan in an anthology of international poets responding to the Fukushima disaster. She taught English in Maplewood, NJ where she directed the creative writing program and advised Columbia High School’s literary magazine. She is an Assistant Professor in the MAT program Drew University where she is also completing an MFA in Poetry.

Lynne McEniry is a poet published in Adanna, 5 A.M., The Stillwater Review, and The Paterson Literary Review. She won Honorable Mention in the 2011 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards and collaborates to organize readings and workshops, including those in conversation with visual arts.  She is a guest editor for literary journals, including OVS Journal ( and Adanna ( Lynne earned her MFA in Poetry from Drew University. She works at the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Yesenia Montilla is a New York City poet with Cuban and Dominican roots. She is one of the co-founders of Poets for Ayiti. a collective of poets from diverse backgrounds committed to the power of poetry to transform and educate. Her poetry has appeared in the chapbook For The Crowns Of Your Head, and in 5 AM and Adanna literary journals.She was a semifinalist in the 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award competition. Yesenia earned her MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation from Drew University. She lives in Harlem.

Lisa Sisler is the editor of Knocking at the Door: Approaching the Other, a poetry anthology from Birch Bench Press, an imprint of Write Bloody Books, an editor of the poetry and art journal, OVS, and an editor at Trio House Press. Her poetry has appeared in places such as Contemporary American Voices, Connotation Press, Word Disorder, and Eunoia Review. She teaches Writing at Kean University and at Seton Hall University in New Jersey where she resides with her fiancé and their cat army.

Christine Redman-Waldeyer founded Adanna Literary Journal. An Assistant Professor at Passaic County Community College, she earned her D.Litt with a Concentration in Writing, Drew University. Her book publications include Frame by Frame, Gravel, and Eve Asks with Muse Pie Press. She is published in Caduceus, Lips, Motif Magazine, Paterson Literary Review, Seventh Quarry, among others. In 2011 she was selected to participate in the Poetry Project founded by Dr. Mary Ann Miller at Caldwell College. She is currently pursuing an Ed.D. with a focus on Higher Education at Rowan University.

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