Dodge Poetry Events at NJPAC this spring!
Join us for three Friday evenings of poetry, music, dance, performance and conversation!
WHERE: NJPAC, One Center Street, Newark, NJ.
TICKETS: $15 each, or $30 for all three events!
Shuffle, Cramproll, Paradiddle and Stomp: The Rhythm of Tap Meets the Rhythm of Poetry
WHEN: Friday, March 6th, 8 PM
Featuring poet Kurtis Lamkin, tap dancer Maurice Chestnut, and regional poets Marjorie Barnes, Michael Cirelli, Saeed Jones and Patrick Rosal
These are only a few of the names of dance steps in rhythmic tap, which treats the dancer’s feet as a percussion instrument. Newark resident and world-class tap dancer Maurice Chestnut accompanies poet and griot Kurtis Lamkin and other poets in dynamic duets of poetic and tap-dance rhythms.
Jersey Voices: Rediscovering the Poetry State
WHEN: Friday, April 24th, 8 PM
Come hear U.S. Poet Laureate and Long Branch native Robert Pinsky and some of the many poets who make the Garden State the Poetry State.
Featuring New Jersey poets Robert Pinsky (above), Renée Ashley, Cat Doty, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Kathleen Graber, Peter Murphy, James Richardson, Vincent Toro, BJ Ward, Joe Weil and Gretna Wilkinson.
Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka and many other influential poets have called New Jersey home.
Poetry Like Bread: Poems of Political and Social Consciousness
WHEN: Friday, May 15th, 8 PM
Featuring Martín Espada & Patricia Smith, with discussion and Q&A
Poet Roque Dalton wrote “I believe the world is beautiful/and that poetry, like bread, is for everyone.” Perhaps we need it most when we face our greatest struggles. Come hear poems that, like bread, offer us life, sustenance and the strength to go on.
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