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The Sonnet

The word sonnet is derived from a word that means “little song” in Italian. Sonnets were originally inspired by Italian folk songs sung by peasants. The songs consisted of octaves (8 lined stanzas), and Giacomo da Lentino, who is credited with the sonnet’s invention, added 6 more lines to the octave to make the sonnet, […]

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Poets! Let’s Get in Formation!

This spring, Jersey City Writers is focusing on poetic forms for our genre night Formation which will be held on April 26th at Barrow Mansion in Jersey City, NJ. Writing in form sometimes intimidates poets, both beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Yet form can often wrench unexpected ingenuity from us. Here’s a quotation on writing […]

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The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ genre event – The Horror of Love. Please enjoy. I hear Nurse Karen come in and shuffle about the room, cleaning up my blood and retrieving the tools they have used to extract the latest organ from me. My abdomen aches, and I can feel every […]

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Poetry Mad Libs, Reading and Open Call for Work

Did you love Mad Libs as a kid? If so, you may enjoy filling in the blanks in the poem Lucy Mad Lib, by Claudia Cortese, a Jersey poet whose work will be featured at an upcoming Jersey City Writers Poetry Reading. The poetry reading will be held on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:00 pm ($10 […]

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The Circle

The following poem was presented at the Jersey City Writers’ monthly genre event–Worlds of Ruin: A Literary Celebration of Apocalyptic Science Fiction. Please enjoy. Where to land? A plane circles, not knowing, smoking without emotion, an SOS to anyone left. Far from the sea, jellyfish bubble and boil over, time eroding any hope. We are leaving Earth […]

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