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Poetry reading scheduled for April 30 at Main Library

National Poetry MonthApril is National Poetry Month, and the Atlantic City Free Public Library is celebrating by offering a poetry reading at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at the Main Library.
Poets Peter Murphy and Karen Zaborowski Duffy, who are both former Atlantic City High School teachers, will read from some of their own works and hold a book signing at the end of the program. The reading is free and open to people of all ages.
Murphy is the author of Stubborn Child, a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize, and a chapbook of poems, Thorough & Efficient. His unique poetry writing assignments have been collected in Challenges for the Delusional (2012), published by Jane Street Press. In addition to receiving a 2009 Poetry Fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, he has received awards and fellowships from The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Yaddo, The Folger Shakespeare Library and the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. He is the founder/director of Murphy Writing Seminars, which sponsors the Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway and other programs for poets, writers and teachers.
Duffy is the recipient of two Poetry Writing Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and is a poetry consultant for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. She has done residencies at Ragdale, Vermont Studio Center and The Norman Mailer Writers Colony at Provincetown where she was named a 2010 Fellow in Creative Nonfiction. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Calyx, PMS-poemmemoirstory, Salt Flats Annual and Journal of New Jersey Poets. Her poetry manuscript, Pathology of Goodness, was named third runner-up for Boa Editions, Ltd. 2010 A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize, and her chapbook, Giving in to the Smoke (2007), received the Starting Gate Award from Finishing Line Press. Duffy’s poem “World Series, Game 5” was featured on The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer in 2007.
Please call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3077, for more information.

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