Sander Zulauf at the William Carlos Williams Center

October 6, 2009

sandypicThe WCW Poetry Cooperative of Southern Bergen County is pleased to invite Sander Zulauf, poet, literary professor, and editor, as the next feature on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.  As usual this monthly program will also feature the words of William Carlos Williams and open readings from the floor.  No advanced registration is required and all poets and poetry lovers are invited.  Note that they are now holding the WCW Poetry Cooperative readings on the Terrace of the Williams Center for the Arts ( located at 1 Williams Plaza in Rutherford, N. J.  Download a program flyer here:

Also, please remember that noted poet Jim Klein leads  peer-to-peer poetry workshops (Red Wheelbarrow Poets) on Wednesdays (1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th) when we do not have the readings.  These will continue in theRutherford Public Library (  Please see the flyer here:

Also, please see the Red Wheelbarrow website here:


Inspiration at the Jefferson Library

September 24, 2009

Oak Ridge, NJ – Lift your spirits at Inspirations: A Night of Poetry and Music at the Jefferson Township Public Library on Saturday, October 3 at 7 p.m. Two poetry readings and an uplifting instrumental acoustic guitar performance in one evening.

Poet Ellen Bihler of Hackettstown is an RN working in pediatric long term care. She is the author of two chapbooks: Late Summer Confessions (Pudding House, ’09) and An Avalanche of Blue Sky (Foothills, ’04.)  Ms. Bihler resides in Hackettstown.

Poet Don Zirilli of Andover is the editor of Now Culture. His poetry has been published in the Panhandler, iota, River Styx and elsewhere.

Guitarist Renee Lando plays with a unique style and ability, fusing flavors that span from classical to jazz to blues to folk. Her transporting melodies take audiences on an inspired journey.

Refreshments and socializing will follow the performance. For more information, visit the library’s web site at, or email The library is located at 1031 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge, NJ.

Poetry Party: An Open Mic, Sept. 20, in Fairfield

September 18, 2009

Poetry Party: An Open Mic

“When Arts Collide”

Sunday, September 20

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Huddle Inn Restaurant

Downstairs Cafe

31 Passaic Ave.

Fairfield, NJ


No Cover Charge

Bring a few poems to read, ideally one which has some connection to another art form.

PoetsWednesday Reading/Workshop

September 5, 2009

Sept. 9, 2009

Workshop 7-8 PM, Readings to immediately follow at 8 PM


All readings of featured poets begin at 8:00 pm. These readings are free and everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served and are generously furnished courtesy of Wegmans Food Market in Woodbridge. In addition, PoetsWednesday will be offering Poetry Workshops at 7:00-8:00pm, to be followed by the scheduled PoetsWednesday readings.

A nominal fee will be charged for this workshop. All forms of poetry and all levels of skill are welcome. The September 9 reading will be by Anna Evans. Anna Evans is a former President of the Burlington County Poets in New Jersey, and a founder member of the Quick And Dirty Poets. She has been featured at many readings including Modern Metrics in New York, the Café Improv in Princeton, the Walt Whitman Center in Camden and for the Delaware Valley Poets in Princeton. Her poems have appeared in numerous print journals including the Harvard Review, the Atlanta Review, Rattle and Measure, as well as e-zines such as Apple Valley Review.

She won Byline Magazine’s Poetry Award in 2004, and in 2005 the Jeanette Gottlieb Prize for Poetry. In 2005 she won all three Poetry prizes awarded at the Philadelphia Writers Conference, and the Writer’s Digest Award for Best Rhyming Poem. She has been nominated five times for a Pushcart Prize, and in 2005 and 2007 was a finalist in the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award.

She has taught Children’s Poetry Workshops for the Burlington County Library summer program, and gained her MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College.The Barron Arts Center has been hosting PoetsWednesday for 30 years. Poet Deborah LaVeglia heads the monthly readings and includes one or two featured readers followed by open readings. Meetings are for poets of all ages and the poetry can be open themes.

RockStar Poets and Writers featuring Sanjay Agnihotri

July 30, 2009

Join the folks at Pianos Bar & Grill in Bloomfield, NJ on Monday, August 3, 2009 at 7:30 p. m. for RockStar Poets and Writers.  The feature is Sanjay Agnihotri, the series co-host and an editor of the literary journal Local Knowledge. Sanjay is a gifted author of fiction as well as a poet.

The event is FREE!

RockStar Poets is the series for which I (John J. Trause) was the inaugural feature in February 2008, and we are pleased to have such a talented poet appearing on Monday, August 3rd.  Note that this series holds a reading every FIRST MONDAY of the month at 7:30 p. m. at Pianos hosted by poet Doug Jennerich and writer Sanjay Agnihotri.  The readings take place on the back stage.  Come early and have a drink or dinner. Remember to bring some work of your own as an Open Reading follows the feature.

Pianos Bar & Grill
36 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ  07003
(973) 743-7208