NJIT Professor Burt Kimmelman, who has published five poetry collections, will read from his collected works on Sept. 15, 2009 at 8 p.m. in The Carriage House Poetry Series. The event is sponsored by the Kuran Arts Center, Watson Road, Fanwood.
Kimmelman, who lives in Maplewood, expects a sixth volume of poems, As If Free (Talisman House Publishers), to appear in 2009. Musaics (Sputyen Duyvil Press, 1992) was his first volume. First Life (Jensen/Daniels Publishing, 2000) appeared next, followed by The Pond at Cape May Point (Marsh Hawk Press, 2002), a collaboration with the painter Fred Caruso.
Somehow (Marsh Hawk Press) appeared in 2005 and in 2007, Dos Madres Press published There Are Words. Kimmelman, earlier in his career, was senior editor of Poetry New York: A Journal of Poetry and Translation. He also edited The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry (Facts on File, 2005) and co-edited The Facts on File Companion to American Poetry (2007).
Edwin Romond, the author of several books of poems and recipient of fellowships from both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Councils on the Arts and from the National Endowment for the Arts, will also read his poems. Romond, a retired schoolteacher from Pennsylvania, has been named a Dodge Poet by the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Program.
The poetry reading is free and there will be an open mic. For more information please visit http://carriagehousepoetryseries.blogspot.com/ or call Adele Kenny, arts center director, 908-889-7223.