The Roxbury Arts Alliance is pleased to welcome back Jean LeBlanc,Sussanna Rich, Edwin Romond and Sander Zulauf for an afternoon of Poetry at the Investors Bank Theate on Sunday April 21st at 2pm in the Investors bank Theater. A suggested donation of $5.00 is requested. The poets will hold a meet and greet at the conclusion of the reading and light refreshments will be served.
Poet’s Bios 2013
Originally from Massachusetts, Jean LeBlanc teaches at Sussex County Community College in Newton, NJ. Her love for the natural world and American Literature often inspires her to create new worlds of possibility in her poems. Her work and publications can be seen at www.jeanleblancpoetry.com.
Susanna Rich is an Emmy Award nominee for her baseball poetry, a Fulbright and Collegium Budapest Fellow in Creative Writing, and author of Television Daddy, The Drive Home, and The Flexible Writer. She tours her one-woman, interactive poetry performances: Back to the 60’s; Television Daddy; The Drive Home; ashes, ashes: A Poet Responds to the Holocaust; and A Wild Night with Emily Dickinson. Susanna is the recipient of Kean University’s Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching. Visit her at www.wildnightsproductions.com.
Edwin Romond’s most recent collection of poetry is Alone with Love Songs from Grayson Books. Romond has been awarded poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and from both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Councils on the Arts. Romond was awarded the 2013 New Jersey Poetry Prize for his poem, “Champion,” about the friendship between Jesse Owens and German track star Luz Long.
Sander Zulauf, former editor of the Journal of New Jersey Poets, is one of the editors of The Poets of New Jersey: From Colonial to Contemporary (Jersey Shore Publications, 2005). He founded the Index of American Periodical Verse in 1971, and was named the first Poet Laureate of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark in 1999. His first book of poems, Succasunna New Jersey, was published by Osmond Beckwith’s Breaking Point, Inc., and Dryad Press of Washington, DC, published his latest collection of poems, Where Time Goes.