Camden Online Poetry Project gives students "write" opportunities
Archived article from Feb 8, 2002
By Caroline Yount
A Philadelphia literary institution -- The Painted Bride Quarterly -- has found a new online home on the Camden campus. One of the oldest independently published journals of its kind, the PBQ is devoted to poetry, fiction, personal essays and reviews.
The journal www.pbq.rutgers.edu is just one part of the Camden Online Poetry Project, which also includes The Mickle Street Review, an American and Whitman studies literary magazine that was published continuously from 1978 to 1991. The magazine has been revived as an online publication to support Camden's new American studies programs for undergraduate and graduate students. The Mickle Street Review www.micklestreet.rutgers.edu hopes to create opportunities for online interaction among writers, teachers, artists, students and general readers with an interest in Walt Whitman and his region.
The third component of the Camden Online Poetry Project is the Nick Virgilio Poetry Project / www.nickvirgilio.rutgers.edu, an electronic archive of poems left by the world-renowned haiku artist on his death 10 years ago. A lifelong resident of Camden, Virgilio is widely regarded as the finest exponent of haiku poetry in America, even though only a fraction of his work has been published.