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Tuesday, January 11, 2011


John J. Trause
 Dear Family and Friends,

I hope 2011 is a year of promise for you. I am appearing in two poetry readings this month, one a feature in New Jersey, the other as a participant in a group reading in Manhattan. It would be great to see you at one or both, so please save the dates:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 6:30 p. m. – 10 p. m. – Poetry's Last Wednesday Pit Stop

Francesca Sphynx-Ball of The Ain't Never Scared NYC Poetry Collective has started a new poetry series at Peanut Butter Blues Café in Allendale (Bergen County), N. J. Francesca and I were both published this past autumn in hell strung and crooked, the latest issue of the Uphook Press anthology.
I will be featuring for Poetry's Last Wednesday Pit Stop at Peanut Butter Blues Café on Wednesday, January 26th at 6:30 p. m. You will get 30 minutes of John J. Trause, and I promise a rich and diverse presentation. There will also be an open reading.

Wednesday, January 26th
Poetry's Last Wednesday Pit Stop 
+ Open Reading
Peanut Butter Blues Cafe
86 W Allendale Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401
(201) 825-5950
Hosted by Francesca Sphynx-Ball
$3 cover (can be applied towards the purchase of any item on the dinner menu) 

Please see also the listing on Facebook:

Friday, January 28, 2011, 6:30 p. m. –  Voices in Italian Americana

Bordighera Press celebrates 20 years of publishing VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, Italiana, three book series (VIA Folios, Crossings, Saggistica), and the Bordighera Poetry Prize.

I have two poems in the forthcoming issue of VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, copies of which will be available that evening.

Bordighera Press publishes literature and poetry by and about Italian and Italian/American authors. Many of their titles are consistently utilized in university courses, and the journal, VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, is subscribed to by more than fifty university libraries in the United States and Canada. Bordighera Press continues to reflect the most current nuances in the literary world. The press was founded in 1989 by Fred Gardaphé, Paolo Giordano, and Anthony Juilan Tamburri.

The three co-founders, Chiara Mazzucchelli (current editor of VIA), Deborah Starewich, and Lisa Cicchetti (editorial & production managers and book production designers), and numerous authors, including me John J. Trause will be present.

The event will take place at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute at the address below:

Friday, January 28, 2011
6:30PM - ?
Voices in Italian Americana
Bordighera Press celebrates 20 years of Publishing
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor
New York, New York 10036
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)

It would be a pleasure to see you at both readings, so please come out and support these two events.

Love & Peace,


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