Poet Joyce Kilmer is alive and well and living in Mahwah again. That is, in spirit, of course.
He lives in the form of the Joyce Kilmer Society of Mahwah, an educational group dedicated to public enlightenment of his life and times, especially his years spent living in Mahwah when he wrote the immortal poem "Trees" in his house at the southwest corner of Airmount and Armour Roads on February 2, 1913.
We are proud to tell the world of Joyce Kilmer's special time in our town, and that's why we formed the Joyce Kilmer Society of Mahwah. We are planning lectures and events spotlighting the poet, the patriot, the family man -- and creating an e-newsletter to keep our Mahwah neighbors abreast of our celebration of his iconic life.
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The public is invited to contact us and register name, address and email to receive the newsletter. We are a not-for-profit educational group. There are no fees or dues.
Joyce Kilmer's Mahwah life was more than writing "Trees." He also penned other poems about Mahwah..."the House with Nobody in It" and "Mount Houvenkopf," to name a few. He mingled with local folks...farmers and commuters and merchants and never talking about his reverence four rivers, mountains, woods, flowers and especially trees.
You are going to like the journey back in time.