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Poetry Jam at Kean University National Writing Project

Publication: The Cougar's Byte
Date: November 15, 2011

Summary: As part of the Kean University National Writing Project, talents from all over the university gathered at the Kean University Center in order to share their unique interests with others.

 

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Both students and alumni expressed their emotions to the audience; one such alumnus was Adele Kenny, a graduate of the class of 1966. Kenny is an author of 23 books—both poetry and non-fictional works. She has composed more than 700 poems, reviews, and articles published in journals throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Kenny, the featured poet, dazzled the audience by reciting poems from her new book, "What Matters." She writes to not only to relieve stress, but to let others know that "survival is a 'stationable' place." Before closing her performance Kenny reminded the audience that many situations can be overcome and to remember that "the piece that matters most is the one that we create within ourselves."

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