OCAG “Poetry Soiree & Open Mic Night” with Poet Alise Versella & friends.
You do not need to perform. We are asking for a donation to offset expenses.
Everyone is welcome to attend. RSVP to hold your spot!
- Gallery Viewing of the Black Glass Photography Show from 5:30-6:00 PM
- First 45 minutes is Alise and friends’ readings.
- 15 Minute break (with refreshments and music)
- Open Mic (2 min. max per person)
Alise Versella is twice nominated for the Pushcart, and A Best of the Net nominated contributing writer for Rebelle Society. She is the author of the full-length When Wolves Become Birds (Golden Dragonfly Press 2021) and the forthcoming chapbook Maenads of the 21st Century (Dancing Girl Press).
She has been published widely in such journals as the Opiate, Crack the Spine, Steam Ticket, Penumbra Literary and Arts Journal, Luna Arcana, Soup Can Magazine, The Poeming Pigeon, Circle Show, White Stag Journal, El Portal, Evening Street Review, Press Pause Press, and Soundings East.
Versella has worked with Women’s Spiritual Poetry, whose latest anthology, Goddess: When She Rules, raised money for the Malala Fund. Kirkus has called her “…[A] boundlessly energetic and promising technician [who] crafts a unique blend of the symbolist and the confessional; a talented, promising newcomer.”
She performs throughout New Jersey and across Zoom screens and has taught Poetry as Power in local libraries and schools.