How The Delaware Valley Poets Began . . .
Valley Poets (DVP) began in Trenton in 1952 from a nucleus of three
poets and is still active. The organization offers a monthly workshop on the first Tuesday of every month at the Lawrenceville
branch of the Mercer
County Public Library at Route 1 and Darrah Lane. Workshops are open to the public, and writers on all levels.
Group dynamics being what they are, DVP expanded beyond both associations, as it had the living rooms of members three decades before, and became the autonomous organization it is today with a membership drawn from across New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Membership is open to people who share a love for and dedication to poetry, and a commitment to expanding their appreciation for the craft.
DVP, as a group, has five collections of poetry to its credit: Footpath,
Stones and Poets, A Hard Turn, A Different Latitude, and their current
anthology, Thatchwork. The poets represented in these collections
come from a wide base of talent including past and present members and
also other poets who have shared their talent in public readings sponsored
by DVP. They included a Pulitzer Prize winner, National Endowment for
the Arts recipients, Guggenheim Fellows, a Ginsberg Award winner, and
recipients of other awards too numerous to list. The editors aimed to
publish not just famous poets, but great poetry, thus work was gathered
from those who publish a lot or a little, or even from those who have
never published before.
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Updated March 21, 2018