The “Poets at the Library” series at the Princeton Public Library will present on October 8 at 7 pm Jim Gwyn and Laura Boss reading from their works. After the featured readers, there will be an open-mic session.
Laura Boss is a first place winner of Poetry Society of America’s Gordon Barber Poetry Contest. She was the sole representative of the USA at the XXVI International Struga Poetry Festival. In 2011 she received the First International Poetry Prize at the first International Poetry Festival in Swansea, Wales. She is a recipient of three NJSCA Poetry Fellowships. Founder and Editor of the poetry magazine Lips, her own most recent books include Arms: New and Selected Poems, Flashlight, and The Best Lover. A Dodge Poet, who has read at the Geraldine R. Dodge Festival, her poems have appeared in The Poets of New Jersey from Colonial to Contemporary and The New York Times.
Jim Gwyn has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines. Recent work has appeared in The Paterson Literary Review; Lips; The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow; and Seventh Quarry: Swansea Poetry Quarterly. He won first prize in the 2008 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest and has eight Pushcart Prize nominations.