New Jersey Writers Panel 2004
NJ has been an important site of American literary activity for the last two
In the past New Jersey has been home to many distinguished American writers
such as Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane and William Carlos Williams. Current NJ
writers include important voices such as those of Joyce Carol Oates, John
McPhee, Amiri Baraka, and many others, as well as being home to major
cultural institutions such as the Dodge Poetry Festival.
Papers on this panel may address any aspect of the poetry, fiction, drama,
and nonfiction writing of NJ authors, New Jersey literary groups, or the
politics of cultural production in NJ.