Thursday, May 21, 2015
Gallery U Westfield and Poetry U is pleased to host poet Joel Allegretti on Friday, May 22, 2015, from 7-9 PM as he reads from his new collection "The Body In Equipoise," a chapbook on the theme of architecture and design. The evening will also feature and open mic. All poets are welcome to join the open mic.
I am a creature of rooms
Blocks of space caged in walls
Corners tame them
Each one opens onto another...and another...and another
Escher designed ingress and egress
I give their floors a reason for being
Breathe their air
Clear my throat
I say, “ I am Joel” [sotto voce]
To disrupt the quiet
My voice a water slider on a pond of silences
— excerpted from “M.C. Escher”
JOEL ALLEGRETTI is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently “The Body in Equipoise” (Full Court Press, 2015), a chapbook on the theme of architecture and design. His second collection, “Father Silicon” (The Poet’s Press, 2006), was selected by The Kansas City Star as one of 100 Noteworthy Books of 2006.He is the editor of “Rabbit Ears: TV Poems” (NYQ Books, 2015), the first anthology of poetry about the mass medium.
All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Gallery U Boutique is located at 439 South Avenue West in Westfield, NJ. (909) 232-1895.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Please join us tonight, May 8 from 6-8 PM fopr the opening reception of REAL: Works By Memerbs of the NJ Photography Forum. Participating artists include Carol C. Albers (Long Valley), Dorothy Bellew (South Plainfield), Andrew Cammarano (Westfield), Marvin Cline (Warren), Ralph Greene (Woodland Park), Thomas G. Hart (Hackensack), Jim Julian (Denville), Parvathi Kumar (Bridgewater), Ed Lara (Westfield), Lane Lewis (Gladstone), Pegg Lyons-Roehm (Warren), John Markanich (West Milford), Charlann Meluso (Berkeley Heights), Nancy Ori (Berkeley Heights), Phyllis Raffelson (Cliffside Park), Lynn Ronan (Midland Park), Caryn Seifer (Morristown), and Heidi Sussman (West Orange). All area welcome. Artwork will be on exhibit until June 1, 2015.
image copyright Phyllis Raffelson
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"Real 2 - East County Park, Warren, NJ"
image copyright Pegg Lyons-Roehm
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image copyright Ed Lara
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image copyright Andrew Cammarano
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