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Poets at the Library

December 12, 2016, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Featured poets Kathe L. Palka and Abena Busia read from their works for 20 minutes each followed by an open-mic session. Palka’s most recent book is “A Path of Desire,” a collection created with poet Peter Newton in the collaborative Japanese form of tan renga. Her latest book of free verse is “Miracle of the Wine: New and Selected Poems.” She is a member of the U.S. 1 Poets’ Coopreative and the Haiku Poets of the Garden State. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and featured on The Writers Almanac with Garrison Keillor. Palka is a past editor of U.S. 1 Worksheets and is co-editor of the haiku and micro-poetry journal tinywords.


Busia is a Ghanaian writer, poet, feminist, and lecturer; chair of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers New Brunswick; author of two poetry collections, “Testimonies of Exile” and “Traces of a Life”; co-director and co-editor of the Women Writing Africa Project, a multi-volume anthology designed to recognize the complex cultural legacy and cultural production of African women. Community Room


Co-sponsored by the library, Delaware Valley Poets and U.S. 1 Poets’ Cooperative.


Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



December 12, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm