The Platform, May 1st featuring New Jersey's own, KATHY KREMINS. Kathy is a retired public school teacher and coach, adjunct professor, poet, and author. Her poems are steeped in the Irish-Catholic immigrant experience of her childhood in Newark, NJ. A paradoxical celebration of living at the hard edges and in the curve of things, her poems are tender, funny, sad, joyous, and provocative, filled with dogs, birds, the occasional cat, maps, scars, waves, the women and men she has loved, and the logical families they have created. Her poems have appeared in The Paterson Literary Review and other publications. She is the author of The Ethics of Reading: The Broken Beauties of Toni Morrison, Arundhati Roy, and Nawal el Sadaawi and contributor to Too Smart to be Sentimental: Contemporary Irish American Women Writers.