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Badabing! The New Jersey Poetry Renaissance is Here


originally published: 09/11/2022

Badabing! The New Jersey Poetry Renaissance is Here

All across New Jersey, poetry readings are happening everywhere from coffee shops, bars, record stores, CBD lounges, and parks. Damian Rucci, Chris Rockwell, Cord Moreski, Ras Heru, Don Krypton & others are hosting numerous packed poetry events. Centered in Monmouth County, these poetry shows are occuring from Newark all the way down to Tuckerton. These aren’t the poetry readings of yesterday, they are entertaining, brash, and profoundly young and working class.

“We just wanted to do it differently. Take it from the classrooms and bookstores to the people who don’t know that they need it. Poetry is for the beggar and the king. We wanted to bring poetry to the heart of the working people,” Damian Rucci said.

Every night of the week you can find at least one poetry event happening, usually two to three. All are welcome and the poetry events are free usually with an open mic portion of the night where anyone can sign up to share their work. It's a working class poetry movement emerging throughout the Garden State.

Executive producer of NJ PBS’s Here's the Story and Driving Jersey Steve Rogers has been following the NJ Poetry Renaissance for the upcoming program Voices in the Garden which is due to air this fall. 



 
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EVENT CALENDAR

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Stomp

Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 8:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: theatre


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Westminster Concert Bell Choir

Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: music


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Lucy Kaplansky

Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525
category: music


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AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH DAVID FOSTER AND KATHARINE MCPHEE

Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music


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Judy Collins Holiday & Hits Show

Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 8:00pm
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079
category: music


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Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea

Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Monmouth University - Pollak Theatre
400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
category: music


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WP Presents! An Olde English Christmas with Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 8:00pm
Shea Center for Performing Arts
300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
category: music


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The Music of César Franck

Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 2:00pm
Grunin Center - Room A203
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: music


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