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Spoken Word Series
Past artists who have been featured include: Diane Lockward, Sander Zulauf, Deena
Linett, George Harvilla, Meg Kearney, BJ Ward, Faith Vicinanza, Joel Lewis, Renee
Ashley, John-Paul Marotta, postmidnight, Edmund Conti, Peter Murphy, Maria
Mazziotti Gillan, Laura Boss, Jack Wiler, Mike Fleming, Tina Kelly and David Messineo.

First Sunday of each month at 3pm:
October 2, 2011 - BOB ROSENBLOOM
November 6, 2011 - ED ROMOND & BURT KIMMELMAN
December 4, 2011 - ADELE KENNY & GEORGE DREW
February 5, 2012 - L.A. KUEHLKE
April 1, 2012 - OPEN MIC

TTC's Studio - C413
Monroe Center for the Arts
720 Monroe St., Hoboken, NJ

Suggested Donation:
$5 per person
refreshments are included
After a successful run with their good friends at
Symposia Bookstore, the Spoken Word's co-hosts

David Vincenti
and Siobhán Barry are please to
announce the series move from bookstore to
performance space at TTC's Studio C-413.
Who is Who in the Series
(listed in chronological order to their reading dates)
BOB ROSENBLOOM's (October 2, 2011) poetry has appeared in the Paterson Literary
Review, The Edison Literary Review, Tiferet, and US 1 Worksheets, among other
magazines. He's co-director of the Somerset Poetry Group. NJ and lives in Bound
Brook, NJ with his wife. He's a certified civil trial attorney and has an MA in Creative
Writing from The City College of New York.
ED ROMOND's (November 6, 2011) most recent book of poetry is Alone With Love
Songs (Grayson Books, 2011). His poems have been featured on NPR, in
anthologies, college texts, and in journals such as The Sun, The Rockhurst Review,
Tiferet, Barrow Street, Poet Lore, and many others. He has been awarded poetry
fellowships from both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Arts Councils and, in
1993, a $20,000 prize from the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition to his
poetry, he has also written the book, music, and lyrics for two musical plays, A
Family Life and Robin Hood, both produced at New Jersey community theaters. His
prose memoir, "The Ticket," appears in Tim Russert's book, Wisdom of Our Fathers.
A native of Woodbridge, NJ, he now lives in Wind Gap, PA with Mary Zanette, his
wife, and their son, Liam.
BURT KIMMELMAN (November 6, 2011) has published six collections of poetry. A
poem from his most recent book, As If Free (Talisman House, Publishers, 2009),
was featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac. A seventh collection, The Way We
Live, is forthcoming (from Dos Madres Press in 2011). For over a decade he was
Senior Editor of the now-defunct Poetry New York: A Journal of Poetry and
Translation. He has also published a number of books of criticism, including The
"Winter Mind": William Bronk and American Letters (Fairleigh Dickinson University
Press, 1998), as well as scores of essays on medieval, modern, and contemporary
poetry. Recent interviews of Kimmelman can be accessed online: a video interview
with George Spencer that was broadcast on Poetry Thin Air, and a lengthy email
exchange with Tom Fink published in Jacket 40; Kimmelman's interview of Michael
Lally, moreover, has just appeared online in Jacket2. Kimmelman is a professor of
English at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He lives in Maplewood, NJ with his
wife, the multiple award-winning novelist and short-story writer Diane Simmons.
ADELE KENNY (December 4, 2011) is the author of 23 books (poetry and nonfiction).
Over 700 of her poems, articles, and reviews have been published in journals
throughout North and South America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and Asia, as well as
in books and anthologies published by Crown, Mc-Graw Hill, Tuttle, and Shambhala.
She served as associate editor of The Antiquer: Fine Art & Antiques from 2000-2005
and is currently poetry editor of Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature. Adele is the
recipient of various honors and awards, including two poetry fellowships from the New
Jersey State Council on the Arts. She has received a Merton Poetry of the Sacred
Award and an Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award; and she has been a Pushcart Prize
finalist, as well as a finalist for the Paumanok Poetry Award. She has also been
awarded first place Merit Book and Henderson Awards, and a Writer's Digest Poetry
Award. In 2011, she was honored with a Women of Excellence Award from the Union
County Commission on the Status of Women for her personal achievements and
volunteer work in the arts and humanities. One of her poems appeared on the
marquee of the Rialto West Theater in NYC as part of the 42nd Street Art Project, and
her book Staffordshire Animals has been cited by Home and Garden Television
(Episode COL-713).
GEORGE DREW (December 4, 2011) was born in Mississippi and raised there and in
New York State, where he currently lives. He is the author of four collections of
poetry, Toads in a Poisoned Tank, Tamarack Editions; The Horse’s Name Was
Physics, Turning Point Press; a third, American Cool, was released by Tamarack in
2009; and a fourth, The Hand that Rounded Peter’s Dome, by Turning Point in 2010.
Drew was the winner of the 2003 Paumanok Poetry Prize, the 2007 Baltimore
Review Poetry Prize, the 2008 South Carolina Review Poetry Prize, and was
runner-up for the 2009 Chautauqua Literary Journal Poetry Contest, which also
nominated him for a Pushcart Prize. American Cool won the 2010 Adirondack
Literary Award for best poetry book of 2009. A fifth collection, The View from
Jackass Hill, is the 2010 winner of the X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, Texas Review
Press, 2011.
L.A. KUEHLKE (February 5, 2012) is the author of Pursuit and is currently working
on Redemption, book two in the Pursuit Series. From Hillsdale, L.A. is a sometimes
snarky lover of a good paranormal romance, a seeker of balance, and is a firm
believer that a tasty soy chai and the color pink make life happier. She is a
member of the International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG) and the American
Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).
MILTON LOUIS STEINBERG (March 4, 2012) resides in Peekskill, NY. He is
professor emeritus from Marymount College of Fordham University where he
taught psychology, neuroscience, statistics and computer courses. He sings with a
Barbershop Harmony chorus (Westchester Chordsmen), plays guitar, writes songs
and, lately, writes novels.
When she’s not listening to Moshav or Soulfarm, SIOBHÁN BARRY likes to write
screenplays, short stories, and poetry. She is the author of two books,
Brushstrokes: A Work In Progress, a memoir about growing up in Brooklyn during
the 1950s, and Golden, a young adult historical novel set in the late 1960s. When
Siobhán grows up, she would love to be a staff writer for HBO. She lives in Hudson
County, New Jersey.
Series Co-Hosts
DAVID VINCENTI has always devoted his energy to the making and publishing
creative writings, including poetry to class magazines and original speeches for
forensics competitions in high school, editorship of the campus literary journal and
articles for the newspaper in college, and publications in regional and national
arenas since then. His poems have appeared in such journals as The Journal of
New Jersey Poets, The Paterson Literary Review and The Christian Science
Monitor. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and has contributed articles
to Poetic Voices. David is an alumnus of Stevens Institute of Technology.
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