‘A Garden State of Mind’ publication celebration is Sunday

HOBOKEN – On Sunday, May 22, there will be a public reading, hosted by the Hoboken Historical Museum and Party With Purpose, for student participants, teachers, family members, classmates, and poets to celebrate the publication of “A Garden State of Mind,” an anthology of student writing from five Hoboken schools.
The event, on May 22, at 3 p.m. at the Hoboken Museum, 1301 Hudson St., will be free and open to the public.
In November 2015, poets Andy Clausen and Teresa Carson went into five Hoboken schools – Hoboken High School, Elysian School, Hoboken Charter School, HOLA Charter School, and The Hudson School – and conducted workshops for about 100 students in the classes of teachers Allison Addona (Hoboken Charter), Regan Michaels (Elysian), Randi Roberts (The Hudson School), Denise Chakov (Hoboken High), and Adina Medina (HOLA).
An after school master class was held in February at the Hoboken Historical Museum for selected students led by poets Clausen, Carson, and the Hoboken Historical Museum’s Poet in Residence Danny Shot.
On May 22, the culmination of the yearlong project, a poetry anthology “A Garden State of Mind” will be distributed. Copies of the book will be given free to participants and offered for sale for the low price of $5.
The poetry in this collection by students, teachers and professional poets is the poetry of place.
The project was made possible by a generous grant from Party With Purpose.

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