Poets hold open reading April 1

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:47

    NEWTON-Poets Paul Genega and Crystal Bacon will give a small open reading, 7-9 p.m., April 1, at Sussex County Community College. Genega is the author of four full-length volumes of poetry including "That Fall," Salmon Publishing, Ireland; and "At The Tone," Three Mile Harbor Press, New York. Highly awarded, his honors include the "Discovery," the Nation Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Charles Angoff Award from the Literary Review, and the Lucille Medick Award from New York Quarterly. He teaches creative writing at Bloomfield College, where he also serves as coordinator of English and faculty chair. Bacon is a 1995 graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and a 1998 recipient of a New Jersey State Council of the Arts grant. As a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation poet, she has led "Clearing the Spring," and "Tending the Fountain," seminars for teachers in southern New Jersey. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications in the United States and Canada including The Ontario Review, Tampa Review, Cortland Review, and the Marlboro Review. Her book, "Elegy with a Glass of Whiskey," was awarded the 2003 A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn. Bacon is an assistant vice president of academic affairs at Warren County Community College. For information, call 300-2194.