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    Resistance Ministry

    Chelsea Palermo is a force in New Jersey’s community—literary and otherwise. In conversation with her, there was no escape from the many ways she had connected herself to others, no way to pin her down in a talk that focused solely on her writing as a poet.

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    Palette Knives and Positive Energy

    Art provides Batiz balance, transference of polarity, positive valence; unfocused energy becomes focused, and negative energy becomes positive.

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    The Art of Healing

    No one exudes wisdom and empathy like David Daniel. Poet and Director of the undergraduate creative writing program at Fairleigh Dickinson University, David engages both people and projects with calm, caring guidance.

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    How To Draw Out Your Imagination

    Lauren Clark was the featured artist for Lamplighter’s Artist Writer Mashup, a program we ran during the month of April, where writers were assigned one of her illustrations—all from her ink and watercolor series—and tasked with generating original writing using her art as a muse. A graduate of William Paterson University, her art is as serious as it is whimsical.

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    Poet for Change

    As poet laureate, Ballard feels “charged with a certain duty or responsibility” though the title is just an annual one, given out as part of the Asbury Park Music Awards every year.

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