Unlock the jazz in your poetry
(And the poetry in your jazz!)
In this one-of-a-kind program co-founded by NJPAC and Rutgers-Newark, discover the extraordinary connection between poetry and jazz. These two art forms have intertwined throughout history, and now it’s your turn to create the magic that happens when they play together! Join a workshop to write poems set to jazz, or improvise music inspired by poetry. Read your work aloud at one of our community Poetry Shares. And enjoy performances showcasing poets and jazz artists from Newark and beyond. Creativity ignites when you explore, experiment, and express yourself at any of our free City Verses events.
Programs are available for kids, teens, adults, and schools. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch past City Verses performances
City Verses High School Residency Program
NJPAC presents a special opportunity to introduce the collaborative art of jazz and poetry to your school through the City Verses residency program. In a partnership between Rutgers-Newark, high school students will have the opportunity to explore each art form and learn how to create new work through a collaborative process.