New Jersey Poets Laura Boss and Gail Gerwin read in Brooklyn

Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights

The Brownstone Poets presents:
Laura Boss and Gail Gerwin

Saturday, October 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St.and Pineapple Walk

Brooklyn, NY 11201 – 718 – 596 – 5900

Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street,

4, 5 or R to Court Street, Borough Hall

For more directions:

$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Open-Mic

Curated by Patricia Carragon email:

Laura Boss, founder and editor of Lips, has received many awards for her own poetry including a first place in Poetry Society of America’s Gordon Barber Poetry Contest and three Poetry Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her six books of poetry include Reports from the Front (CCC) and Arms: New and Selected Poems (Guernica). She was the sole representative of the USA at the XXVI  International Poetry Readings in Europe.  More recent featured readings include The Dylan Thomas Centre in Wales and the 2010 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival.  Her poems have appeared in The New York Times. Her newest  book of poetry is Flashlight (Guenica, 2010).


Gail Fishman Gerwin’s memoir Sugar and Sand earned finalist designation for the 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize and she has earned four honorable mentions for the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. Her poems appear in journals including Paterson Literary Review, Lips, Edison Literary Review, Tiferet, Smith College Poetry Center online, Caduceus, Adanna, U.S. 1 Worksheets, The Fib Review, Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, and The American Voice in Poetry: The Legacy of Williams, Whitman, and Ginsberg.  The Paterson, NJ, native is working on her second collection. She and her husband Kenneth live in Morristown and are parents of two daughters and grandparents of three boys and a girl.


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