The mostly-monthly Spoken Word Series has its November installment this Sunday in Hoboken. Gina and John Larkin run a magazine out of Edison, NJ. If you know Edison more for the view from the Turnpike than for artistic accomplishment, you need to come to Symposia Bookstore and get recalibrated.
I met Gina a couple years ago when she accepted a poem of mine for publication, but I knew I'd seen her around the NJ poetry universe before. What I hadn't realized until recently was that she'd beaten me out for recognition in a contest 6 years ago. Maybe I can goad her into reading the poem that made the grade that year.