John Chorazy at Il Trapezio

North Jersey Literary Series features distinguished poet
John Chorazy
at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 23.

Paul Nash and Denise La Neve host this series, now in its eleventh year. The readings, which feature both poetry and music, are held on the fourth Friday of each month at Il Trapezio Cafe, 120 Franklin Avenue in Nutley, N.J.

John Chorazy's collection Walking Through My Father's Garden won the 2006 William Paterson University English Department Chapbook Competition, and his essay "Up, With a Twist" was a winner of the English Department's 2004 Award in Non-Fiction.

Chorazy served as Editor of The Ever Dancing Muse from 1993 to 2003. His poems have appeared in journals including Black Buzzard Review, Alpha Beat Press, Lips, Paterson Literary Review, Chronogram and many others.

His poems have also been awarded honorable mentions by The Fanwood Arts Council and the Talerico Poetry Competition. He has shared his work in venues such as CBGB's, Cornelia Street Café, The Knitting Factory, the Montclair Art Museum, and The William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative, and has coordinated events including The Pop Lounge Poetry Series, Rutherford, N.J., and a monthly reading series at The Montclair Public Library.
For more information

Courtesy of the author

Walking Through My Father's Garden (Paperback) $10 - 49 pages

WALKING THROUGH MY FATHER'S GARDEN--winner of the 2006 Chapbook Competition awarded by the English Department of the William Paterson University of New Jersey--speaks rhythmically of love, loss, nostalgia and nature. Through careful observation of the world and poignant insight, the poems here nudge readers to an intense yet tender appreciation of life's flesh and spirit.

The North Jersey Literary Series includes an Open Mic between two sets.

Il Trapezio Cafe, 120 Franklin Avenue in Nutley, 973 235 0188.
The cafe has homemade Panini’s and miniature Italian pizzas, hot and cold drinks (espresso drinks, teas, hot chocolate, etc), assorted desserts, plus other cold beverages.

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