An Afternoon of Readings & Poetry
Hosted by the Adanna Literary Journal
November 8. 4-6pm
Admission is free, donations appreciated to offset church costs.
Barbara Ashwood - teaches creative writing, composition, and general honors classes at Western Illinois University. She is interested in environmental activism, gender studies, and growing beautiful flowers in the beds that surround her farmhouse. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Rural Social Sciences, the Chicago Tribune, the River Rock Times, and local nonfiction periodicals.
Laura Freedgood - has three chapbooks published: What I Would Paint If I Could (2012), Slant of the Heart (2010), and Weather Report (2007). Her poems appear in numerous journals and anthologies. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and received an Honorable Mention in The 2013 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. In addition, she won a three-year poetry grant from the City University of New York, where she worked as Assistant Professor until 2010.
Nancy Gerber - received a doctorate in English from Rutgers University. Her most recent book, Fire and Ice (Arseya 2014) is a collection of poetry and prose that explores childhood longings, mother-daughter conflict, dementia, and the empty nest. She is an advanced clinical candidate at the Academy of Clinical and Applied Psychoanalysis in Livingston, New Jersey.
Gail Fishman Gerwin - is an author of collections Sugar and Sand, 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize finalist, and 2013 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence designee Dear Kinfolk, (www.chayacairnpress.com). She owns Morristown, NJ, writing/editing firm inedit, and is associate poetry editor of Tiferet.
Rosemary S. McGee - holds a doctorate in Medical Humanities from Drew University, and her book, Spilling My Guts, was published in 2007. She is in psychoanalytic training at ACAP, an adjunct Drew professor, president of Arseya book publishing, and a humanities scholar at Atlantic Health.
Mary Ann Buddenberg Miller - is a professor of English at Caldwell University in Caldwell, NJ. She is editor of St. Peter's B-list: Contemporary Poems Inspired by the Saints (Ave Maria Press, 2014), a collection of over 100 poems, written by 70 poets from across the USA. She frequently teaches an Introduction to Poetry course, in which she offers her students the opportunity to host public readings for local, published poets.
Heidi M. Sheridan - was born and educated in California and currently lives in New Jersey. Her poems have appeared in literary journals such as ABZ Press, Carpenter Gothic Press, Shaking Like A Mountain, Moebius, and Sophie’s Wind. She is currently Assistant Professor of English at Ocean County College. She recently received her MFA in Poetry at Drew University in New Jersey.
Maxine Susman - writes about nature, art, and shifting states of body and mind. She has published five chapbooks, and her work appears in Fourth River, Paterson Literary Review, Blueline, Poet Lore, Journal of New Jersey Poets, and many other journals and anthologies. She teaches poetry in adult education settings in Central Jersey and performs with the Cool Women poetry group.
John J. Trause - the Director of Oradell Public Library, is the author of Eye Candy for Andy (13 Most Beautiful… Poems for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, Finishing Line Press, 2013); Inside Out, Upside Down, and Round and Round (Nirala Publications, 2012); the chapbook Seriously Serial (Poets Wear Prada, 2007; rev. ed. 2014); and Latter-Day Litany (Éditions élastiques, 1996), the latter staged Off-Off Broadway. He is a founder of the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N. J., and the former host and curator of its monthly reading series. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in many journals and anthologies.
Blue State Productions, in residence at St. Peter's in Clifton NJ.