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Thursday, October 14, 2010

From John J. Trause

Dear Family & Friends,

The past First Wednesday was another bittersweet one as we shared the news that Jane Fisher will be leaving her position as Director of the Rutherford Free Public Library by the end of the month to accept a position at the New York Public Library in coordinating seventeen libraries in the Bronx.  We know she will thrive personally and improve library services to those communities, but we will miss her and her guiding wisdom very much.  It was Jane Fisher who had the idea of starting the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in response to the success of the first William Carlos Williams Poetry Symposium in September 2005.   Over these past five years, she has done innumerable things to help keep it grow, and in the process she herself became a poet – and a published one at that!  Jane assures us that she will still reside nearby and poke in on our series when she can.

Burt Kimmelman and Jon Curley, colleagues in Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology, shared generously of their work, both published and new, and provided a nice coupling of voices.  To begin the evening Joel Lewis gave a lecture on four of Dr. Williams’s lesser known “disciples”.

I continue to host this excellent series, now in its fifth year, so please come by for this upcoming reading.  Mark your calendars now!

NOTE that this series is held on FIRST Wednesdays each month from now on.

The WCW Poetry Cooperative of Southern Bergen County is pleased to invite Rick Mullin and Colleen Russell, two poets who excel at both formal and free verse and who have made a mark on the online poetry communities, as the features on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 7:00 p. m.  As usual this monthly program will also feature the words of William Carlos Williams (presented this month by me, John J. Trause) and open readings from the floor.  No advanced registration is required and all poets and poetry lovers are invited.  Note that we are now holding the WCW Poetry Cooperative readings on the Terrace of the Williams Center for the Arts (www.williamscenter.org) located at 1 Williams Plaza in Rutherford, N. J.

For more details, please see the program flyer attached to this message as a Word document.

Also, please remember that noted poet Jim Klein leads our peer-to-peer poetry workshops (Red Wheelbarrow Poets) on Wednesdays (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th) when we do not have the readings.  These will continue in the Rutherford Free Public Library (www.rutherfordlibrary.org).  Please see the flyer here:

Also, please see the Red Wheelbarrow website here:

Remember that the Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow Poets just published volume 3 of The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow, including three poems of mine, those of many others associated with the WCW Poetry Cooperative and literary life in Rutherford, some excellent essays, and as usual some original, previously unpublished work of Dr. Williams himself.  Copies of the anthology are on sale now, so please contact the editors at redwheelbarrowpoets@yahoo.com, if you would like more information or like to purchase a copy or two.  They make excellent birthday or holiday gifts for poetry lovers and anyone who loves literature and history.

Please come out and support these creative endeavors.

Thank you.

Love & Peace,



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