An Evening of Poetry with
Carole Stone and Josh Humphrey
Thursday, September 21, 7pm
Distinguished Professor of English and creative writing, emerita, Montclair State University, Carole Stone's most recent poetry collection is LATE, 2016. Earlier books include HURT, THE SHADOW, AMERICAN RHAPSODY, and TRAVELING WITH THE DEAD. Her recent poems have been published in SLAB, EXIT 13, CAVEWALL, BELLEVUE LITERARY REVIEW, BLUE FIFTH REVIEW. She received three fellowships from The NJ State Council on the Arts and fellowships to Hawthorndon Writer Retreat, Scotland, Chateaux Lavigny, Geneva, Switzerland and Oxford University, UK. She divides her time between Verona, NJ and Springs, Easthampton, NY.
Josh Humphrey's poetry has appeared in the themed 2016 anthology Rabbit Ears: TV Poems, and in the 2016 meta-anthology Meta-Land: Poets of the Palisades, as well as in the latest Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow Anthology. This year, he also published Afterlife, his long-awaited chapbook of poems, which includes the beautiful photography of his father, Bill Humphrey. His work has appeared in various literary journals such as The New Plains Review, The Paterson Literary Review, The Journal of New Jersey Poets, Lullwater Review, Sensations Magazine, The Talking River Review, Lips, The Rift, Soundings East, Mentil Soup, and Ibbetson Street. Josh’s involvement with local history and legend has greatly inspired his writing. He has been runner-up in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition, and has also received honorable mention for this award on three other occasions. He is a past recipient of the Merlyn Girard Poetry Prize, and he won the America at War Poetry Contest sponsored by Sensations Magazine. He was one of the inaugural co-features for the William Carlos Williams Poetry Series in Rutherford, New Jersey.