Adult Program Series

Adult Program Series
High Mountain Meadow Poetry Series 2019

Presentations by featured poets, the presentation is followed by open Mic.

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 2:00 PM - Main Library - Featured Poets

John Chorazy, editor of The Ever Dancing Muse from 1993 to 2003, has facilitated writing workshops as a teaching artist for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts ‘Artists in Education’ program, Arts Horizons, and the New Jersey Music Society’s ‘Literacy Through Jazz Program.’ His poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies, including Black Buzzard Review, Alpha Beat Press, Lips, Paterson Literary Review, Chronogram, and Meta-Land: Poets of the Palisades, and he has shared his work in venues such as CBGB’s, Cornelia Street Café, The Knitting Factory, the Montclair Art Museum, and The William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative. His collection entitled Walking Through My Father’s Garden won the 2006 William Paterson University English Department Chapbook Competition, and his essay “Up, with a Twist” was a winner of the department’s 2004 Award in Nonfiction. His poem “Teaching with the Brain in Mind” won honorable mention in the Passaic County Community College Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards and his poem “Remembrance by Color Theory” was chosen to be read at the September 11th Memorial Service in Montclair in 2010. Chorazy presently teaches English Literature at Pequannock Township High School in New Jersey.

Jane Ebihara was born and raised in Illinois, and has lived in New Jersey since 1977. She is the author of A Little Piece of Mourning (Finishing Line Press, 2014) and A Reminder of Hunger and Wings (Finishing Line Press, 2019). Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies including Adanna Literary Journal, Tiferet, US.1 Worksheets, Sonic Boom, The Stillwater Review, The Doll Collection and Voices from Here. After receiving a BS from Western Illinois University and an MS from Rutgers University, Jane taught middle school literature in Roxbury NJ for twenty-six years. As a result of a workshop for teachers sponsored by the Geraldine Dodge Foundation, Jane received a fellowship to The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, and she also began a poetry group of fellow female teachers/poets who have since been meeting monthly for nearly twenty years. Jane has been a volunteer writer for New Jersey NORWESCAP’s Senior Life Story Project, and a featured reader in several New Jersey venues.

May , 2019 - to be annnounced
September 8, 2019
November 10, 2019
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