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Hank Kalet
Works at Progressive Populist
Attended Fairleigh Dickinson University
Lived in South Brunswick, NJ
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Writing and reading baseball
The Courier-Post has a story today previewing the Oct. 1 Collingswood Book Festival , which will feature a program on baseball poems. I'll be reading along with B.J. Ward and Bruce Niedt, both lifelong baseball fans and fantastic poets. You can read the sto...
The Courier-Post has a story today previewing the Oct. 1 Collingswood Book Festival, which will feature a program on baseball poems. I'll be reading along with B.J. Ward and Bruce Niedt, both lifelong baseball fans and fantas...
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New book is front-page news
My new book, As an Alien in a Land of Promise , is coming out next month from Piscataway House Publications . You can pre-order it here , if you are interested (don't forget the PayPal link). As part of the run-up, though, I was lucky enough to be interview...
My new book, As an Alien in a Land of Promise, is coming out next month from Piscataway House Publications. You can pre-order it here, if you are interested (don't forget the PayPal link). As part of the run-up, though, I was...
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NJ Activists Want More Transparency for Police-Related Shootings
Police shootings are the subject of my latest piece from NJ Spotlight . You can read it here . Send me an e-mail .
Police shootings are the subject of my latest piece from NJ Spotlight. You can read it here. Send me an e-mail.
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Enough is enough: Rambling thoughts on the American sin
It is overcast this morning as I sit in my kitchen with coffee and type out these thoughts. The dogs are sleeping and I'll soon wake them and take them on a walk then go for a run, confident that my suburban life is one of relative safety. Yes, there have b...
It is overcast this morning as I sit in my kitchen with coffee and type out these thoughts. The dogs are sleeping and I'll soon wake them and take them on a walk then go for a run, confident that my suburban life is one of re...
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A matter of principle, or so they say
A Facebook friend offers this argument in favor of his decision not to vote for Hillary Clinton: It is an interesting argument, one I made as recently as 2000 or so , but one that fails a basic test. Voting is not an act of principle, but a pragmatic act th...
A Facebook friend offers this argument in favor of his decision not to vote for Hillary Clinton: It is an interesting argument, one I made as recently as 2000 or so, but one that fails a basic test. Voting is not an act of p...
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On Brexit and Trump via Facebook
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An unhealthy debate: Random thoughts
Hillary Clinton has pneumonia. She has to take some time away from the campaign. It happens. It's not a
conspiracy, but it also is not an unimportant occurrence. It raises
questions -- not just about Clinton, but about Donald Trump, as well.
Both candida...
Hillary Clinton has pneumonia. She has to take some time away from the campaign. It happens. It's not a conspiracy, but it also is not an unimportant occurrence. It raises questions -- not just about Clinton, but about Donald...
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Grassroots: Killing the killer
Yes, I still opposed the death penalty. Read here to find out why. Send me an e-mail .
Yes, I still opposed the death penalty. Read here to find out why. Send me an e-mail.
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RBG speaks her mind
Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has no use for Donald Trump. In two separate interviews ( here and here ), she took him to task as a dangerous demagogue, doubling down on Monday when she called him a "faker." "He has no consistency about...
Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has no use for Donald Trump. In two separate interviews (here and here), she took him to task as a dangerous demagogue, doubling down on Monday when she called him a "faker...
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Trade deals are not all good or bad
A good piece that, in critiquing simplistic takes on trade policy and trade agreements, offers a primer on their basic workings. As I tweeted and Facebooked  the other day, trade deals are neither good or bad, but specific deals can be. You have to look at ...
A good piece that, in critiquing simplistic takes on trade policy and trade agreements, offers a primer on their basic workings. As I tweeted and Facebooked the other day, trade deals are neither good or bad, but specific de...
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NJ Spotlight: A safety net in tatters
Homefront, a Mercer County shelter for families, is seeing firsthand the impact of cuts to the state's emergency assistance program. New story up at NJ Spotlight -- on cuts to the state's welfare programs. Send me an e-mail .
Homefront, a Mercer County shelter for families, is seeing firsthand the impact of cuts to the state's emergency assistance program. New story up at NJ Spotlight -- on cuts to the state's welfare programs. Send me an e-mail.
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Sit down I think I love you
The House of Representatives is not usually associated with civil disobedience. But Democratic House members have decided that civil disobedience may be the only way to force their chamber to act on the issue of gun violence. Democrats have engaged in a day...
The House of Representatives is not usually associated with civil disobedience. But Democratic House members have decided that civil disobedience may be the only way to force their chamber to act on the issue of gun violence...
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Introduction
Poet, journalist, blogger, political columnist, professor of journalism and writing. I live with my wife, Annie, and my dogs in Central Jersey.
Bragging rights
My chapbook, Certainties and Uncertainties, is out from Finishing Line Press.
Education
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Master's in Creative Writing, 2010 - 2013
  • Rutgers University
    Bachelor's in English, 1986 - 1988
  • Middlesex County College
    1985 - 1986
  • Pennsylvania State University
    Liberal Arts, 1980 - 1982
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Poet, freelance writer, professor of writing
Employment
  • Progressive Populist
    Columnist, 1997 - present
    I write a twice-monthly column on politics and policy.
  • Rutgers University
    Part-time lecturer, 2013 - present
    I teach news writing for the School of Communications & Information.
  • NJ Spotlight
    Economic Correspondent, 2012 - present
    I am a freelance writer who covers issues of economic need and politics.
  • Middlesex County College
    Adjunct Professor, 2009 - present
    I teach composition and rhetoric.
  • Patch
    Regional Editor, 2010 - 2012
    I launched and oversaw six local websites.
  • Princeton Packet
    Managing Editor, 1990 - 2010
  • The Progressive Magazine
    Correspondent, 1997 - 2013
    Correspondent and occasional op-ed writer.
  • The Princeton Packet
    Editor, 1990 - 2010
    I was a reporter, news editor, managing editor, web editor, editorial writer and columnist and member of the editorial board.
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South Brunswick, NJ - New Brunswick, NJ - Princeton, NJ - State College, Pa. - New York, NY
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