An annual summer exhibit by Great Bay Gallery Artists and Poets brings together the art of poetry and the spoken word with the visual arts for a themed project. Poets display their interpretations in the gallery along with the visual artists and present their readings at the project’s reception on the first Friday of August.


Bud Cole – Ocean City, NJ: Specializes in Haiku form, Japanese culture, photography. Shown here at a gallery reception.


Poetry Reading by Eva Feeley

Eva Feeley – Sea-Isle City – Writer of prose and poetry; conducts creative writing workshops; member of Jersey Cape Writers Group; published “Paths”,  an anthology, and leads creative writing and poetry.

Eva, left, reading some or her works.


Maria Provenzano – Egg Harbor Township
Marie is a creative writer, poet and Somers Point’s Poet Laureate.


Poetry reading by Rich Russell

Richard Russell – Faculty at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; creative writer; publishes Quarterly “zines”


Doug Otto

Doug Otto

Doug Otto – Ocean City, NJ – Doug is a freelance writer whose commentaries have appeared in Philadelphia and South Jersey publications; a member of the South Jersey Writers Group and affiliated with the Geraldine Dodge Foundation Poetry festival; teaches writing and  poetry workshops.



John Sweeder

John Sweeder

John Sweeder – Ocean City resident; retired LaSalle professor; published poet & memoirist.





Poets Presenting Tribute to the Tributaries:

Jack Sweeder, Eva Feeley, Rich Russell, Bud Cole, Doug Otto, Maria Provenzano