Bucks County Writers Featured in Poetry Project

Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

Pictured Above: L: Luray Gross, R: Steve Nolan. Photo Credit: Contributed.



Bordentown, NJ – Bucks County poets Luray Gross, Doylestown, and Steve Nolan, Newtown, will be featured readers in the Bordentown FP Poetry Project set for Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m., Old City Hall, 11 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown, New Jersey.


Gross is a past New Jersey State Arts Council Poetry Fellowship recipient, an active Geraldine R. Dodge Poet, and past Bucks County Poet Laureate. Nolan is the author of two volumes of poetry as well as a licensed clinical social worker with 30 years working with the military, including chief of combat stress for Paktika Province in Afghanistan.


Now in its third year, the poetry project honors Frances “Fanny” Parnell (FP), the 19th century Irish poet and nationalist who died at her ancestral home in Bordentown in 1882.


This year’s March 3 reading also features several other noted regional and state writers:


Roberta Clipper, nationally published poet and short story writer, retired Rider University writing instructor, and Bordentown resident.


Todd Evans, Willingboro-based poet and regional spoken word and theater event coordinator.


Ryan Lafferty, Bordentown author of poems for children and adults, a small press publisher, and an English teacher at Northern Burlington County Regional School District.

Nicole Rollender, Willamstown based New Jersey State Council on the Arts Poetry Fellow and author of the poetry collections “The Luster of Everything I’m Already Forgetting” (Kelsay Books, 2023) and “Louder Than Everything You Love” (Five Oaks Press).


Daniel Weeks, Eatontown, New Jersey, poet, historian, and musician, and author of the book “We No More Sang for the Bird: A Poem of World War I” (Ragged Sky Press, 2023).


Bordentown resident, writer, and former U.S. 1 arts editor and New Jersey State Council on the Arts administrator Dan Aubrey is the event’s coordinator and host.


The reading is a presentation of the Old City Hall Restoration Committee, a volunteer group dedicated to providing awareness and funds to restore the historic landmark building in downtown Bordentown. 


Admission is free, and a limited open reading will follow the presentation. Old City Hall is located at 11 Crosswicks Street, Bordentown, New Jersey.


For more information, contact oldcityhallprograms@gmail.com.

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