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Poetry, Poetry, & More Poetry

One week, three events, all in Jersey City

This week is an exciting one, as I'll be participating in three local events--one poetry reading (with a poetry open mic, so don't be shy!), plus two events for JC Fridays, Jersey City's free quarterly arts festival.

On Wednesday: Featured Poet / WAYE Poetry Series

On Wednesday evening I'll be the featured poet for the WAYE, a wonderful poetry series held every month at Sure Things in Jersey City Heights, and the location--around the corner from my house--could not be sweeter. The series always includes a Poetry Open Mic, so bring your work and arrive at 7:30pm to claim a spot at the mic.

Monochromatic image of people at a poetry reading, with words WAYE: A Poetry Reading Series, May 31, Wednesday, 8 to 10pm, $5 cover, cash only. Featured Poet Ann E. Wallace

WAYE: Poetry Reading and Open Mic

Wednesday, May 31


Doors open at 7:30pm

$5 Cover Charge

561 Palisade Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07307

This one is a real treat! On Friday, my poetry, along with plays and stories by several other writers--will be brought to life on the stage at the brand new home of Art House Productions. The 7th Annual Healing Voices, a special Access JC Fridays event, is directed by Heather Wahl and features stories of caregiving and healthcare by writers from the NY metropolitan area.

Vivid flyer in lime green, white and black for Healing Voices: Caregivers' Stories on Stage. Thee images in the middle of flyer of pairs of actors caring for each other.

Friday, June 2


345 Marin Boulevard

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Be sure to reserve your tickets here!

On Friday: Words & Drums

After Healing Voices, I'll be dashing across town to Words & Drums -- but just because I'll be arriving late (oh, for the power to be in two places at the same time) doesn't mean you shouldn't get there at 7pm when this JC Fridays evening of percussion, poetry, and music, presented by Destination Art Space & Greenville Arts Crossroads, begins.

The Greenville-based collective celebrates the words of homegrown poets accompanied by Jersey City percussionist, Carmen Arroyo. Curated by Rescue Poetix, this poetry event is where rhythm, words and community bloom. Don’t miss this evening of refined groove ending with world music from, Georgina - La China Sonidera. Program produced by Melida Rodas of “Greenville Arts Crossroads” & “Destination Art Space.”

Square poster, black with circular moon-like image, with Destination Art Space in robotic green lettering and names of poets in white around perimeter of the moon.

Friday, June 2


400 Claremont Avenue Jersey City, NJ

Presented by Greenville Arts Crossroads

& Destination Art Space

This JC Fridays event is free to the public

In Case You Missed It...

Screenshot of Zoom reading with four women poets on screen.

Thank you to Jacinta White at Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing for presenting The Poetics of Caregiving earlier this month on Facebook Live. If you missed this reading of poems on healing, community, and caregiving by Jennifer R. Edwards, Lopamudra Basu and me, you can view it here.

Perhaps I'll see you this week in person - what a delight that would be! Thanks everyone, and take care,



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