Poetry Center 30th Anniversary

PCCC student reading his book in the Library


Publication of a Poetry Anthology Marks the Occasion.
Book Launch and Reading
April 10, 2010
  1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Hamilton Club
32 Church Street, Paterson NJ

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of its founding, the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College is pleased to announce the publication of an anthology, The American Voice in Poetry: The Legacy of Whitman, Williams, and Ginsberg. The anthology is a collection  of poems rooted in the legacy of, but not imitating, Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg and William Carlos Williams. The featured poems capture places and experiences in North Jersey are were the winning entries in a contest held by the Poetry Center. 

As part of the anniversary celebration, the poets included in the anthology will read their work at a book launch scheduled for Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm at the Poetry Center, located  in the historic Hamilton Club Building, 32 Church Street, downtown Paterson, NJ. 
A reception will follow the program.  This event is free and open to the public.

(for a list of featured poets, please click here)

The Poetry Center strives to maintain a barrier-free facility including complete access for patrons using wheelchairs.  Large print materials, FM listening systems, audio publications and Braille transcriptions are available on request.  Please contact (973) 684-6507 for availability.

For further information, contact Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Executive Director, The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, at (973) 684-6555, or visit www.pccc.edu/poetry.

The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College has been awarded several Citations of Excellence and named a Distinguished Arts Project, and is funded, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts, and made possible, in part, by funds from the National Endowment of the Arts.