News & Events

January, 2018: JKZ will be reading poems on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 6 PM at The Pocantico Center, an organization supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. A Q&A, and book-signing will occur after the reading. Refreshments will be served. Website for TPC: The Pocantico Center.

December, 2017: JKZ’s poem, “Fog on the 180 (Kings Canyon)” won the Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry from Reed Magazine.

November, 2017: Four poems are published in The Worcester Review — Vol. XXXVIII, #1&2. Copies can be purchased on the journal’s website. Here’s the link:  The Worcester Review

JKZ will participate in a reading on 11-4-2017 at The Village Bookstore in Pleasantville, NY, of poems published in The Westchester Review, including his poem, “The Tribulation of Old Clothes.”

A reading will take place on 10-14-2017 at the Jones Library, sponsored by Amherst Writers & Artists, following on JKZ winning their Pat Schneider Award. The poem, “Wild Mushrooms,” will be published in the upcoming issue of Peregrine.

September, 2017: More poems on Bibliotekos, including one about hate crimes and the harassment and murder of people of color in this country, and another about the genocide of the Rohingya people in Myanmar. The link: Poems of Witness

12/18/16 — Two more poems have been published on Bibliotekos, including Donald Trump’s own personal rap song.  You can read them here: More Protest Series

11/27/16 — Four poems and one short prose piece have been published on Bibliotekos as part of their “Protest Series” — a group of writings addressing current sociocultural and political issues in the US.  Here’s the link: Bibliotekos Protest Series

11/1/16 — The Poetry Foundation, one of the premier organizations for poetry & poets, has posted “The Emptiness of Thought” — from “Little Miracles” — on its website as the Poem-of-the-Day.  You can read the poem here:  Poetry Foundation profile

8/18/16 — There will be a launch party for “Family Cookout” at the Pleasantville Village Bookstore, 10 Washington Ave., Pleasantville, NY 10570, on Sunday, September 18 at 3 PM. The reading will be followed by a Q&A, book-signing, and refreshments.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

7/15/16 — Three poems have been posted in the online anthology at , edited by Daniela is a compendium of poems about Earth and the environment by current, modern, and classical poets.  Thanks to Ms. Gioseffi for making a wonderful and significant contribution to the voice for climate change and support of our ailing mother Gaia.  Look under “Table of Contents” on the site for a list of the poets represented, or you can go directly to the three JKZ poems here: 3 poems

5/14/16 — “Family Cookout”, the title poem of the book “Family Cookout”winner of the Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Competition from The Comstock Review — has been posted as a featured poem in the May issue of Winning Writers.  Here’s the link:  Winning Writers

4/18/16 — A video of the reading at St. Francis College on 3-16-16 is now posted on YouTube:  Reading at St. Francis College 3-16-16

4/5/16 — A “Little Miracles” reading/signing is scheduled for Sunday, April 24, at 2:30 PM at the home of Joanne Jackson, 341 Furnace Dock Rd.  Unit 7, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567.  There will be a reception with EXCELLENT & DELICIOUS FOOD afterward.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Joanne at or (914) 736-2235.

4/1/16 — Thanks to Vallum for selecting the poem, “Epiphany”, as their poem of the week on 2/29/16.  You can read it — or listen to JKZ reading it aloud — Vallum.

2/23/16 — A review of “Little Miracles” has been posted on the website of Editions Bibliotekos, written by Gregory Tague, professor at St. Francis College.  Please read it here.

2/16/16 — A “Little Miracles” reading and book-signing sponsored by Passager Books is scheduled for Saturday, April 9 at 2 PM, at The Village Learning Place in Baltimore, MD.  You can get details here.

1/25/16 — If you prefer ordering on Amazon rather than directly from the publisher, “Little Miracles” is now available here.  You can also order directly from the publisher — more to their benefit — here.

1/21/16 — A reading and reception is scheduled for “Little Miracles” at Founders’ Hall on the campus of St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY.  Wednesday, March 16, at 3 PM.  More information here.

12/23/15 — James K. Zimmerman’s book of poetry, “Family Cookout”, has won the Jessie Bryce Niles Chapbook Award from The Comstock Review.


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