A jersey reading series and a sonnet

Hank Kalet is a prominent participant in the local Jersey
poetry scene…he hosts a reading series in the South Brunswick
Library with a beautiful window paned sunroom as the readers
backdrop….here’s details and the 2013-14 line-up

The South Brunswick Arts Commission, in
partnership with the South Brunswick Public Library, will offer
Poetry Readings one Sunday afternoon each month in Program Room 2
(Octagon) at 2:00 p.m. The readings are given by some of New
Jersey’s best known poets and there is an open reading by audience
members following the scheduled poets. The program is offered for
free, but a donation of canned goods for the local food pantry is
encouraged. The schedule for 2013-2014 is as follows: 9/15: Evie
Shockley and Cathy Park Hong 10/20: David Messineo and Davidson
Garrett 11/17: Vasiliki Katsarou and Lynn Levin 12/15: Charles
Johnson and Laine Sutton 1/19: Wendy Rosenberg and Charles Bonhus
2/16: R.G. Evans and Kevin Carey 3/16: Sharon Olson and Martha
Silano 4/13: Therese Halschild and Barbara Daniels 5/4: Lisa Russ
Spaar and Cate Marvin

Hank is also a great poet
and had some pieces in the current
issue
In his Sonnet of the Everyday
Hank presents some kind of love. The “he” the narrator addresses is
hardly identified but his lifestyle is somewhat admired. I love the
ambiguity I find in the last statement and much like a sonnet kind
of sums up the whole as either the narrators or the mans luck is to
good to keep within… SONNET OF THE EVERYDAY
He navigates the ’78 Caddy he bought with the money he won on a
good trip to Monmouth Park turns left onto the highway as his
passenger sips from a cardboard coffee cup – He nailed the trifecta
then a longshot in the last race walked out with two grand in his
pocket had a steak dinner and bought the car You should come to the
track with me he says, unlit cigarette dangling my luck’s been too
damn good to keep to myself

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