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:


The North Jersey Literary Series presents John J. Trause performing poetry plus open mic 9/26 @ 8 PM

September 16, 2009
330 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck , NJ
in the Special Events Dining Room
The Classic Quiche Cafe

Hosted by Paul Nash and Denise La Neve
He will perform two sets.

During the open mic, participating poets, musicians and storytellers will have the opportunity to share their work. The sound system is perhaps the best in the tri-state area, and there is no cover charge.

Contact Paul Nash or Denise La Neve for further details: Classic Quiche Café:  201-692-0150

JOHN J. TRAUSE materialized in the early 1960s and remembers the New York World’s Fair (“It’s a Small World After All”).  Contrary to legend he did not smash Michelangelo’s Pietà, when it was on display there.  Presently the Director of the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library in Wood-Ridge, N. J. (since 2000), he has been writing and reciting his poetry for over 25 years. Having worked at the Museum of Modern Art Library from 1991 to 2000 and participating in The MoMA Strike of 2000, Mr. Trause has been an active part of the NYC art scene as well as an avid devotee of avant-garde public raucousness (no statue smashing!).  His chapbook of poetry Seriously Serial is published by Poets Wear Prada, Hoboken , N. J.  His translations, poetry, and visual work have appeared or are forthcoming in Sensations Magazine, Cover (New York, N.Y.), The Rift, The Troubadour, Global City Review, Xavier Review, The Alternative News, Parse (Alchemy), Radix, Now Culture, The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow Poets Anthology, Off the Coast, TAU-USA, Maintenant, The Journal of New Jersey Poets, Lips, Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics, Plainsongs, Sulphur River Review, the on-line journals Sidereality, Pedestal Magazine, and Ditch, and the artists’ periodical Crossings, published by the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. His chapbook Latter-Day Litany (Éditions élastiques, 1996) in its performance version (Latter-Day Litany & Other Pseudo-Hagiographica) has been staged Off-Off Broadway and elsewhere by Daniel P. Quinn since 1998.  Mr. Trause was a participant in the City Lights Books 50th Anniversary celebration and reading (East Coast celebration) at the Poetry Project, St. Mark’s Church, NYC, at which he interpreted work from Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems (1964) and shared the stage with Steven Van Zandt, Anne Waldman, and Karen Finley.  In 2005 and again in 2006 Mr. Trause was chosen along with Jerome Rothenberg to participate in the Visible Word exhibition and poetry reading (Stevens Institute, Hoboken, N. J.), which paired poets and visual artists.  Mr. Trause was a regular collaborator at the Nuyorican Poets Café with SynonymUs, the poetry/performance and music group.  In 2005 he co-founded the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N. J., where he serves as programmer and host.  Aside from his professional interest in literature and the arts, Mr. Trause also enjoys film, dance, juggling, hiking, Chinese footbinding, and Afrin ®  nasal spray.  For the sake of art Mr. Trause hung naked for one whole month in the summer of 2007 on the Art Wall of the Bowery Poetry Club.  He currently hangs out with his clothes on at Classic Quiche, Teaneck , N. J., the town in which he was born.

Poet Sander Zulauf reading at the South Brunswick Library

September 6, 2009

Teacher, editor, poet, Zulauf makes his art through compassion for the people and places that surround him.

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.

Nancy Mercado and Deborah LaVeglia on Sept. 13

September 4, 2009

Nancy Mercado and Deborah LaVeglia on Sept. 13

South Brunswick’s Monthly Poetry Reading Series Resumes
on Sunday, September 13
With Poets
Nancy Mercado and Deborah LaVeglia

South Brunswick, NJ – Poets Nancy Mercado, whose work has appeared in literary magazines such as Columbia University’s City Magazine, and Deborah LaVeglia, director of PoetsWednesday, the longest-running (30 years) poetry series in New Jersey, s offered at the Barron Arts Center in Woodbridge, will be the guest readers on Sunday, September 13 as South Brunswick resumes its monthly series of Sunday poetry readings.

The program, sponsored by the South Brunswick Arts Commission, in cooperation with the South Brunswick Public Library, starts at 2 p.m. in the Library, 110 Kingston Lane, Monmouth Junction.

Poetry from New Jersey State Prison on WNYC

September 2, 2009

Poetry and Pastries – 9/29 @ Café Beethoven in Chatham

August 31, 2009

Poetry and Pastries –  9/29,

Open poetry reading

Café Beethoven
262 Main Street
Chatham, NJ
Listeners Welcome

Cost is $10 which includes
Coffee, Cake, Tax and Tip
Readings are limited to 5 minutes

For information and reservations contact Marcia Ivans: or 973-301-3256