Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Girl Talk: A Reading in Celebration 
of  Women’s History Month

West Caldwell Public Library
30 Clinton Road
West Caldwell, NJ

Community Room
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Free and Open to the Public

Reception Following the Reading

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Classic Quiche Cafe

330 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, NJ

with Don Zirilli

Hosted by North Jersey Literary Community

7:00 PM

$10 minimum

Previous Events

Friday, November 30, 2018

Art Talk Montclair

Various Venues Throughout Upper Montclair, NJ

6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

I’ll be at the Wade-Maxx Gallery, 618 Valley Road

with the artist Carol Cohn at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Book launch at the West Caldwell Public Library.

30 Clinton Rd., W. Caldwell, NJ

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Saturday, November 17, 2018

 Rooted and Relevant: Reconstructing Judaism in 2019

I will be leading a worksop entitled, The Task of Being Ourselves. Here is the description:

Poetry can tell us a lot about who we are– our best selves, our worst selves. In that way it’s a lot like the Torah portion we read each week, or the stories that have been handed down to us along with the Torah. In this workshop we will look at a few poems by contemporary Jewish writers and discuss what makes them “Jewish” poems and, with even more chutzpah, what makes them Reconstructionist poems.

Then we will try writing some of our own poems and see what we can learn about ourselves. 


3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Limited to conference participants. Advance registration required.

Saturday, June, 2018

 The River Read Reading Series

 Words by the Navesink

Featured reader with Barbara Crooker

Red Bank Public Library

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Mom Egg Review launch party and reading, Issue 16

Poets House

10 River Terrace, NY, NY

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Launch for US1 Worksheets, Volume 63

Contributors Reading

Princeton Public Library

65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

1:30 pm

Saturday, April 14, 2018havdalah cafe

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Girl Talk, an exciting annual event, in celebration of Women’s History Month

West Caldwell Public Library

Home-made Cookies  and Book Signing

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Jewish Currents & the Pomegranate Gallery

137 Greene Street, NY, NY

Calendar Notice

Friday, November 3, 2017


171 Main St., Manasquan, NJ 08736

Saturday, November 11, 2017

2nd Saturday Poets

Jackson Inn

101 N. Dupont Road, Wilmington, DE 19807

5:00-7:00 PM

Monday, June 12, 2017

US1 Poets

Princeton Public Library

65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Poetry & Music at the ANT

Ant Bookstore & Cafe

345 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Bookstore1, Sarasota, FL

1359 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Group reading, Girl Talk, an exciting annual event, more than two dozen readers

West Caldwell Public Library

30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Reception and Book Signing

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Group reading for The Doll Collection

Albert Wisner Library, Warwick, NY

with Diane Lockward, Mary Makofske, Kim Bridgefor, Charlotte Mandel, Adele Kenny, Susanna Rich, Jane Ebihara, Christopher Citro, Hayden Saunier, J.C. Todd

1 McFarland Drive, Warwick, NY 10990


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Somerset Poetry Group

Bridgewater Township Library, Meeting Room C

with Maxine Susman

1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Edison Literary Review, 15th Anniversary Reading

Poets’ Wednesday

Barron Arts Center

582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge , NJ 07095

Thursday, February 9, 2017

AWP Reading


AWP Conference off-site reading for Terrapin Books

Mt. Vernon Place Methodist Church

with Christine Stewart-Nunez and Patricia Clark

and a group reading for The Doll Collection

900 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC, Room B102

Friday, February 10, 2017

AWP Bookfair

I will be signing books from 11:30 AM-Noon at the Terrapin Books table, 525-T, during the AWP Bookfair, Washington Conference Center and Washington, D.C., Marriott Marquis.

Thursday, December 22, 2016


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Jewish Currents & The Puffin Cultural Forum present


Esther Cohen, Judith Kerman, Jessica de Koninck, Sparrow

20 Puffin Way, Teaneck, NJ 07666

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Book Launch for The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop

West Caldwell Public Library

with Diane Lockward, KC Trommer, Deborah Gerrish, Adele Kenny, Charlotte Mandel, Wanda Praisner, Tina Kelly, Priscilla Orr, Lori Wilson

30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell, NJ 07006


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Featured Reader

Caldwell Public Library

268 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, NJ 07006

Saturday, November 12, 2016

River Read Reading Series

Red Bank Public Library

with Martin Golan

84 W. Front Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Featured Reading

Watchung Booksellers

54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ 07042


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Jewish Currents sponsors poetry reading & music

at the home of Susan & Larry Bush

30 Old Whitfield Road, Accord, NY

Esther Cohen, Judith Kerman, Jessica de Koninck & Sparrow

read from their new collections

The Accord Starlight Band


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Book Launch for The Doll Collection

West Caldwell Public Library
Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Kim Bridgford, Nicole Cooley, Gillian Cummings,
Jessica de Koninck, Gail Gerwin, Adele Kenny, Mary Makofske, Charlotte Mandel,
Susanna Rich, Hayden Saunier, Elaine Terranova, Marjorie Tesser, J. C Todd