Betty June Silconas Poetry Center

The Betty June Silconas Poetry Center at Sussex County Community College honors the memory of Betty June Silconas, a Sparta, NJ resident, who celebrated her 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 the events in her life: seasons, celebrations, and her spirituality.

With a generous donation from the Silconas family, the Betty June Silconas Poetry Center was established. Our readings, workshops, and The Stillwater Review provide a place for writers, both in our community and across the country, to share their work, their support, and their love of poetry. We are deeply grateful to the Silconas family, especially to Betty June. Without her love of poetry, none of this would be possible.

The Stillwater Review

The Stillwater Review was founded back in 2010 at Sussex County Community College by poet and now retired Professor Priscilla Orr and is made possible through the support of the Betty June Silconas Poetry Center. The journal maintains a dedication to the lyric poem—musicality at the heart of it, the delicate ideas at work in the layers. Since that time, our journal has published poets like Michael Waters, Judith Vollmer, Paul Genega, Adele Kenny, Robert Mitchell, J.C. Todd, Chuck Tripi, Mihaela Moscaliuc, Diane Lockward, Robert Carnevale, Jessica deKoninck, Edwin Romond, Lois Marie Harrod, and Roberto Carlos Garcia.

Our journal welcomes poetry, nonfiction, and cover art submissions from September 1 to December 1 each year for our annual print volume released in late spring. To purchase copies of our past volumes or submit your work, please access our Submittable page.

To submit your work, please see our Submission Guidelines.

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D. Scott Humphries, Editor
Elaine Koplow, Assistant Editor
Priscilla Orr, Founding Editor
Jean LeBlanc, Associate Editor
Jane Ebihara, Reader

Contact Us:
The Stillwater Review
Attn: SCCC Foundation
Sussex County Community College
One College Hill Road
Newton, NJ 07860

The Writers' Roundtable is a reading series held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Unitarian Fellowship at 7 PM, 1 West Nelson Street, Newton, NJ. The Writers' Roundtable is sponsored by the Paulinskill Poetry Project and the Betty June Silconas Poetry Center. For more information or to be added to our listserv, contact Elaine Koplow at