Other New Jersey Poetry Checklist

While the SJCHC’s main focus is the culture and history of South Jersey, we greatly value the work of Northern New Jersey writers and artists as well. As with our Southern NJ poetry, this checklist, based on the collection of David C. Munn, does not attempt to identify all poetry associated with North Jersey. Some poets listed here have additional titles not described, and many other poets and poems can be linked to Northern New Jersey. This is a preliminary study, and we hope in the future to close the gaps. Anyone with additional information, and interest, is encouraged to contact the South Jersey Culture & History Center.

Adams, Myra Winchester. Pathways and Other Poems. New York: Francis W. Orvis, 1903.

Andrews, Betsy. New Jersey. Madison, WI.: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2007. 

  • At the time of writing this, Andrews lived in Philadelphia.

Baldwin, Fred Clare. The Life Melodious. Orange, NJ: Press of The Chronicle Publishing Co., 1909.

Barrett, Charles J. Poems and Addresses of Charles J. Barrett. Orange, NJ: Press of The Orange Journal, 1908.

Bresmer, Ray. The Dying of Children. Sudbury, MA: Water Row Books; copyright Jeffrey H. Weinberg, 1999.

Davies, Evan Y. Poems: Wise and Otherwise. Newark, NJ: Essex Press, Inc., 1925. Two copies, both with author inscriptions.

Disbrow, Helen F., and Eloise B. Disbrow. Sheer Twadle. Belmar, NJ: Marsh-Mist Press, 1957. Camden, NJ: the Heart Of Camden, Inc., 2003.

Duren, George Bancroft. Earthbound. East Orange, NJ: The Ruckle Press, 1926.

Engelhardt, Leila. The Eyes That Know. [Trenton, NJ]: Hermitage Press, 1982.

Evans, Nellie Seeley. September Roses. Englewood, NJ: 1908

Fountain, Helen. A Cage of Birds. Francestown, New Hampshire: The Golden Quill Press, 1970.

  • Fountain is a Westfield, NJ poet.

  [Harris, Stephen F.,] using the pseudonym Knullen Voyde. A Book of Lamplight. Princton, NJ: The Daily Princetonian, 1927.

Ginsberg, Allen. Howl and Other Poems. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1965.

Ginsberg, Allen. Kaddish and other Poems, 1958-1960. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1967.

Ginsberg, Allen. Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems, 1947-1980. New York: HarperPerennial, 1988.

Ginsberg, Allen. Deliberate Preose: Selected Essays 1952-1995, Allen Ginsberg. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.

Ginsberg, Allen. The Letters of Allen Ginsberg. Philadelphia: Da Capo Press, 2008.

Hough, Janet Campbell. Thought Progressions. New York: Vantage Press, 1984. Sullivan, A. M. A Day In Manhattan. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1941.

  • Hough was educated at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. At the time of writing, she lived in New Jersey and worked as a technical assistant.

Hughes, Langston. The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes. Eds. Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel. New York: Vintage Classics, 1995.

Hughes, Langston. Langston Hughes: Short Stories. New York: Hill and Wang, 1996.

Hughes, Langston. The Dream Keeper and Other Poems. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

Jones, LeRoi [Amiri Baraka]. Blues People: The Negro Experience in White America and the Music that Developed from It. New York: William Morrow Quill Paperbacks, 1963. Two Copies.

Jones, LeRoi [Amiri Baraka]. The Dead Lecturer. New York: Grove Press, 1964. Two Copies.

Jones, LeRoi [Amiri Baraka]. Dutchman & the Slave: To Plays. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1964.

Jones, LeRoi [Amiri Baraka]. The Baptism and The Toilet. New York: Grove Press, 1966.

Jones, LeRoi [Amiri Baraka]. Home: Social Essays. New York: William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1966.

Jones, LeRoi [Amiri Baraka]. The System of Dante’s Hell, a Novel. New York: Grove Press, 1966.

Jones, LeRoi [Amiri Baraka]. Tales. New York: Grove Press, 1968.

Jones, LeRoi [Amiri Baraka]. Selected Poetry of Amiri Baraka / LeRoi Jones. New York: William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1979.

Kilmer, Aline. Candles that Burn. New York. George H. Doran Co., 1919. Two Copies.

  • Aline Kilmer was married to Joyce Kilmer.

Kilmer, Aline. Hunting a Hair Shirt and Other Spiritual Adventures. New York. George H. Doran Co., 1923.

Kilmer, Joyce. Summer of Love. New York: The Baker & Taylor, Co., 1911. Three Copies.

Lloyd, Anne. Antique Shop. Plainfield, NJ: The Recorder Press, 1941.

  • Lloyd is a Plainfield poet.

Mitchell, Anne Coe. Mark of the Tide . . . Montclair, NJ: Mountain Press, 1954.

Muldoon, Paul. Moy Sand and Gravel. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002. 

  •  At the time of publication, Muldoon taught at Princeton.

Nichols, Jeannette. Emblems of Passage. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1968.

Pennell, Frank W. Threads of Tranquillity. Madison, NJ: Published by the Author, [1967].

  • Pennell is a Madison, NJ poet. This is a collection of his essays.

Pettit, Rick Alden. Fragments of a Lucky Lady, and Other Selected Writings. New York: Vantage Press, 1979.

  • Pettit is a NJ songwriter and graduate of Trenton State (now TCNJ)

Platt, Charles D. Ballads of New Jersey in the Revolution. Morristown, NJ: The Jerseyman Print, 1896.

Robbins, Leonard H. Jersey Jingles. Newark, NJ: Published by the Author, 1907.  

  • Robbins is a Newark poet.

Schetty, Madeleine. Speech Out of the Rooted Tree. New York: Hippogryph Press, 1947.

  • Schetty is an Englewood poet.

Seven Princeton Poets. Ed. Sherman Hawkins. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1963.

  • Includes Louis Coxe, George Garrett, Theodore Holmes, Galway Kinnell, William Meredith, W. S. Merwin, and Bink Noll.

Smaridge, Norah.  Pen and Bayonet: The Story of Joyce Kilmer. New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1962.

Steward, Richard. ‘. . . and I’ll Kiss the Cake Off Your Face.’ Trenton, NJ: Hermitage Press, 1971.

Stokes, Everard. Poems of a Bee-Keeper. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1947. Monmouth Country.

Stone Country 77.3 (1977). Ed. Judith Neeld.

Sullivan, A. M. New Jersey Hills. Prairie City, Illinois: The Press of James A. Decker, 1940.

  •  Sullivan is a Harrison, NJ poet.

Sullivan, A. M. A Day In Manhattan. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1941. {7 March 2012}

Sullivan, A. M. Songs of the Musconetcong. Stanhope, NJ: Cuinea Hollow Press, 1968. {7 March 2012}

Tiger, Madeline. My Father’s Harmonica. Troy, ME: Nightshade Press, 1991.

  • Tiger is a Montclair poet.

Todd, Anne Ophelia. The Little Hill: A Chronicle of the Flora on a Half Acre at the Green Camp, Ringwood, New Jersey. Copyright The Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture, 1961.

White, Bishop Alma. The Voice of Nature. Zarephath, NJ: Pillar of Fire, 1927.

Wray, Angie W. Tales and Poems. New Brunswick, NJ: J. Heidingsfeld, 1890.

Wright, Thomas B. From the Poet’s Palette. New Egypt, NJ: Privately Printed, 1945.


Below is a list of poetry anthologies written by New Jersey poets.

Bluestones and Salt Hay: An Anthology of Contemporary New Jersey Poets. Ed. Joel Lewis. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1990.

Delaware Valley Poets. Stones and Poets. Lawrencville, NJ: Delaware Valley Poets, 1980.

DeRenzis, Roxanne and Emma Feix Alberts, eds. Traveled Paths: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry. Oceanville, N. J.: Kells Media Group, 1998.

  • Writers from Absecon, Hammonton, Glassboro, and other South Jersey locations.

Di Pasquale, Emanuel, Frank Finale, and Sander Zulauf, editors. The Poets of New Jersey: From Colonial to Contemparary. Bay Head, NJ: Jersey Shore Publications, 2005.

Journal of NJ Poets 14.1. Ed. Sander Zulauf (Spring 1992).

Musgrove, Eugene R., editor. Poems of New Jersey: An Anthology. New York: The Gregg Publishing Co., 1923.

New Jersey Poetry Society, Inc. From Bard to Verse: An Anthology of Humor. Np: The New Jersey Poetry Society, Inc., 1976.

New Jersey Poets: An Anthology of 40 Contemporary Poets. Foreward by Benjamin Musser. New York: Henry Harrison, 1936.

New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs. A Book of Verses by New Jersey Club Women. Newark, NJ: New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1929

Orenstein, Joyce Eillin, ed. Middle Jersey Writers: An Anthology of Poetry and Fiction. Middlesex County Arts Council, 1979.  {16 April 2012}

Parisi, Joseph, and Stephen Young, eds. The Poetry Anthology, 1912-2002: Ninety Years of America’s Most Distinguished Verse Magazine. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2002.

Patriotic Poems of New Jersey. Ed. William Clinton Armstrong. N.p: New Jersey Sons of the American Revolution, 1906.

U.S. 1 Poets’ Cooperative. US1: An Anthology. Ed. Rod Tulloss. Union City, NJ: Wm. H. Wise & Co., 1980. Two Copies.

U.S. 1 Poets’ Cooperative. U.S. 1 Worksheets. Ed. Nancy Scott. Princeton, NJ: U.S. 1 Poets’ Cooperative, 2005.

Below is a list of the literary magazines and journals written by New Jersey colleges and high schools, all of which can be found in the Munn collection.


Atlantic Community College. Rewrites (Spring 1991). Ed. Michel Kammer.

Atlantic Community College. Rewrites (Spring 1995). Ed. Gayle Kirthowitz.

Atlantic Community College. Rewrites (Spring 1996). Ed. Cynthia Ryan.

Atlantic Community College. Rewrites (Spring 1997). Ed. Joan Corbett.

Atlantic Cape Community College. Rewrites (Spring 2005). Ed. Alicia Hartgrove.

Camden County College. Bridges 5.1 (1994). Ed. Lee Rosenthal.

Rutgers University, Camden. Quintessence: The Art and Literary Magazine of Rutgers University, Camden. Spring 1990. Ed. Laura Ann Stegmuller.

Stockton State College.  Crying Voices and Unheard Sounds. 1973.  Editors Ed Price, Dan McMahon.  Oracle, Fred Mench.  At times Fred Mench, retired Professor of Latin at Stockton was, indeed, oracle-like.

Stockton State College.  Stockpot (Fall 1975).  Ed. Peter E. Murphy.

Stockton State College.  Stockpot (Spring 1976).  Ed. Peter E. Murphy.

High Schools

Cherry Hill High School. Demogorgon 1982. Josten’s American Yearbook Company, 1982.

Cherry Hill High School East. Passport: Vol. 5. Josten’s American Yearbook Company, 1994.

Lawrenceville School. Lawrenceville Verse: A Collection of Verse by Boys of the Lawrenceville School. Ed. John C. Cooper, Jr. Lawrenceville, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1910.

Moorestown High School. The Nutshell (Spring 1983). Ed. Carolyn Piro. The Nutshell is the literary and art magazine of Mooreston (NJ) High School.

Newark Public Schools. Metamorphosis: An Anthology of Poetry from Newark Public School Students. Ed. Linda A. H. Walker and Jaleelah Karriem. Newark, NJ: NewArk Writers, Collective, Inc., 1993.

Salem High School.  Morning Glories: A Collection of Haiku Written by Members of the Class of 1961 Salem High School, Salem, New Jersey, July 15, 1961. N.p.: n.p., 1961.

Young Poets of Central New Jersey: A Collection of Student Poetry Published in the Courier News. Bridgewater, NJ: Courier News, 2006.