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Poem: The Honey Bee: a Fable by Aesop

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. The Honey-Bee:  a Fable by Aesop There once was a bee in a bonnet, Who was struggling to work out a sonnet; In Eureka she stung! (The sweet poet died young.) Beware the perils of sonnets!

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Poem: There once was an Indian prince…

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. There once was an Indian prince Who loved to peel and eat quince. “I like to eat fruit and some nice prostitutes. But with them you need a quick rinse.”

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Poem: It would be easy

The following piece was presented at Jersey City Writers’ literary event – Formation: A Night of Poetry. Please enjoy. It would be easy to return to work seduced by material reward to accept another’s dream for money and favor Seduced by material reward I pretend over lunch with friends for money and favor Seeking solace […]

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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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JCW & JCI Seeks Your Poems for National Poetry Month

JCW & JCI Seeks Your Poems for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. In honor of its 20th anniversary, Jersey City Writers and Jersey City Independent and is holding an open call for poetry submissions. All forms of poems are acceptable so send us your ballads, haikus or sonnets. All work submitted will be judged anonymously. Criteria for entry: 1) poet must be […]

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