Original and traditional holiday poetry event at Warren Community College


originally published: 11/23/2021

(WASHINGTON TWP, NJ) – Original and traditional holiday poetry highlights the next event in Warren Community College’s guest writer series on Thursday, December 9. This online reading features Dr Gretna Wilkinson and Sander Zulauf. The event, which starts at 7:30 p.m., is accessible at this link. It is free and open to the public.

Dr Wilkinson began her career as a missionary teacher in the jungle of her native Guyana. She is the author of five chapbooks. Her latest, Opening the Drawer, was published by Cool Women Press. A poet of the Dodge Foundation, she is published in Saranac Review, The Literary Review and The Poets of New Jersey: From Colonial to Contemporary, among others. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Star-Ledger, Courier News and others. After 17 years as a college teacher, she joined the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at Red Bank Regional High School where she led the Creative Writing program. She is an Honorary Eagle Scout, Monmouth County Art Educator of the Year, Red Bank Regional Teacher of the Year and the Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction Award.

Zulauf founded and edited the first ten volumes of the Index of American Periodical Verse (1971-80) and is editor emeritus of the Journal of New Jersey Poets. He retired as Professor Emeritus after 44 years of teaching writing and literature. His books include Succasunna New Jersey (Breaking Point), The Poets of New Jersey: From Colonial to Contemporary (Jersey Shore), Living Waters (St. Dunstan’s), Where Time Goes (Dryad), and Bashō in America (iUniverse — Rising Star) . He has produced and directed three video disc anthologies of distinguished American poets reading their poems, The First American Poetry Disc, Vols. I-III (Morris County College). He edited and published two posthumous volumes of poetry by Joe Salerno, Dream Paintings from the Heaven of Obscurity and Only Here (Ars Poetica). In 1999, Bishop John Shelby Spong named him the first Poet Laureate of the Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Newark.

The Visiting Authors series is funded by a grant from the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Affairs Division. All physical facilities at the site comply with ADA regulations and are fully accessible. Sign language interpretation for any VAS event is available with two weeks notice.

To watch the reading, please follow this link. After the simple registration process, you will receive a confirmation email with information about participating in the virtual reading.

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Warren County Community College, located at 475 Route 57 West in Washington, Warren County, offers students the opportunity to earn an Associate of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, the first and only such degree in New Jersey, and a member program of Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).

PHOTO: (left) Dr Gretna Wilkinson (right) Sander Zulauf

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