Something Old, Something New (Jersey)

posted by DannySchott


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 6


Hoboken Historical Museum, 1300 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030


This year, 2014, marks the 350th anniversary of the founding of the state of New Jersey. Among the state’s many historical accomplishments, New Jersey has produced, or has been home to, a significant number of writers who have helped shape American poetry through their innovative work. To honor the unique role that New Jersey has played in America’s literary history, the Hoboken Historical Museum, at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken, will present a poetry reading on Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 3pm-6pm, entitled Something Old, Something New (Jersey).

The April 6th event will feature current New Jersey poets, including poets from Hoboken and Hudson County, reading from their own work and also reading from the work of iconic and influential predecessors. Poets appearing at the event are: Teresa Carson, Vivian Demuth, Cat Doty, Reg E. Gaines, Joan Cusack Handler, Eliot Katz, Joel Lewis, Alicia Ostriker, Herschel Silverman, Danny Shot, and Rich Villar. In addition, well-known New Jersey poets whose work will be read at the event include: Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Joyce Kilmer, William Carlos Williams, Robert Pinsky, Stephen Dunn, and Jack Wiler.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, the public is invited to contact the Hoboken Historical Museum at 201-656-2240 or