Poetry Center

Home of the Stillwater Review

Betty June Silconas Poetry Center

Welcome to the site of The Stillwater Review and the Betty June Silconas Poetry Center of Sussex County Community College. Ms. Betty June Silconas was a Sparta resident who quietly celebrated life in her poems. The joy and love she had for family, friends, and her home are evident in her work. Ms. Silconas never sought to be recognized. She wrote for the bliss she experienced as she chronicled events in her life: seasons, celebrations, and her spirituality. Thanks to a generous donation from her family, the Silconas Poetry Center is a place where anyone can come to read and write poetry.

Center Activities

The center offers readings, workshops, and publishes poems through our literary magazine The Stillwater Review. We are now developing our online presence, and soon we hope to have poems online, videos of our poets reading, as well as electronic submissions.

The Stillwater Review

Our journal, supported by the Betty June Silconas Poetry Center at Sussex County Community College, welcomes poetry submissions for our annual print volumes.

For how to purchase past volumes please visit ISSUES. You can read sample poems by visitng the links on the right (click specific Volumes under The Stillwater Review, or search by clicking poet names). If interested in submitting, please note our SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.