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Pompton Lakes Poets Group Looking For Members

The next meeting of the Pompton Poets in Pompton Lakes will be Dec. 30 with George Pereny, left.
The next meeting of the Pompton Poets in Pompton Lakes will be Dec. 30 with George Pereny, left. Photo Credit: Facebook

POMPTON LAKES, N.J. -- Local poet, musician and teacher George Pereny is hosting his next Pompton Poets group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30 at the Pompton Lakes Library, 333 Wanaque Ave.

It's open to poets, writers, readers and listeners to come learn more about writing and performing poetry. All are welcome to join and meet others, from first-time poets to published writers to everything in between.

Pereny has taught English at all levels, from grammar school to college. Since he was 16, he's has written and performed his poems and songs all over the metro New York area.

Throughout the years, he has been published more than 200 times in anthologies, magazines and newspapers. His writings include two published books, several volumes of poetry and other works.

He was a founding editor of the literary/art magazine Lunch in 1975 and, in 1977, Pereny founded Footwork, which evolved into the Paterson Literary Review. Then in 1980, he was editor of The Local Paper in Pompton Lakes.

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