Literature

  • Photograph of Arlington Diner | Mark Hillringhouse

    Raising Dreams in Darkrooms And Diners

    Poet Mark Hillringhouse recently published his new book, Between Frames, a combination of his poetry and his photography, which creates an enlightening perspective on New Jersey.

  • Elizabeth Akin Stelling | Z-Composition

    Taking a Bite Out of Poetry with Elizabeth Akin Stelling

    Just as the flavor of your favorite food leaves hints of itself long after it’s gone, Elizabeth Akin Stelling’s poetry lingers in your mouth with the taste of her memories, a sweet reminder of the connection that we all share.

  • Howtopoetry

    How To Submit and Publish Poetry in Journals, Magazines, and More

    John Trigonis explains the etiquette for submitting poetry for publication, in addition to passing on trade tips for the aspiring poet.

  • Howtopoetry

    A Guide to Submitting Poetry for Publication

    John Trigonis explains the inner workings of submitting poetry and how to go through the process properly.

  • Cary Goldberg

    Next Stop, New Delhi

    The Meatlocker: grafitti covered walls and fresh stickers on top of old stickers with more hidden underneath a couple coats of paint from the last decade. The venue is a second home for too many punks including one spoken word artist, Cary Goldberg.

  • Carriage House

    Navigating the New Jersey Poetry Scene

    Poetry in NJ can be hard to find, and if you’re truly seeking to become involved, it takes some creative investigating.

  • Vox Poetica - by Gianluca D'Elia

    Carrying the Voices of N.J. Poetry

    Poetry has become somewhat lost as a commonly practiced art. A poet is just a musician without a tune these days, and most well-known poets are locked up in the ivory towers of higher education. But like Norman Rosen, who put aside his lawyer hat to pick up a paintbrush, Annmarie Lockhart, editor-in-chief of Vox Poetica, has put aside her medical writer hat to pick up her pen. The website she manages has become a showcase for poetic practice both in and out of N.J., and acts as a wellspring to both whet the palate, and wet the feet.

  • Jason Vochal - Hardcore Spoken Word

    Poetry Gets Brutal at Hardcore Spoken Word

    Cobblestone Village at Mountain Creek was revamped at the beginning of this summer to offer an assortment of cool new events, the most recent being a Hardcore Spoken Word show on Oct. 7th put together by Jason Vochal, a writer and performer from Vernon, N.J. This is the second show that Jason has planned at this venue featuring ‘spoken word,’ and both have been pretty successful, considering that this place is pretty far out of the way for a really specific scene and limited space.

  • Christ Schiavo - The Shep

    Poetry, Beer, and the Duality of Man

    Open the door and walk into The Shepherd and the Knucklehead in Haledon, N.J., and you’ll usually find a cramped, dimly lit collection of people chatting and nursing one of the several craft beers available on tap. You’ll have a little difficulty navigating your way to the bar, despite its proximity to the door – it’s a pretty small space – and it might be hard to read the white board that lists the night’s microbrews, especially when you’re being jostled by all the other bar-goers due to the limited room available (which should soon change with the bar’s anticipated expansion).

    On this particular Sunday evening, however, walking in is unusually easy, since everyone has taken a seat and turned their attention to the one microphone and speaker set up by the bookcase full of board games and cards.

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