Artist Bio - halonzo jennings photography

H. Alonzo Jennings

H. Alonzo Jennings was born in Paterson, NJ and raised in Georgia, Paterson and Passaic, NJ.   Alonzo  is a retired teacher of art who dabbles in photography and poetry, He is a collector of vintage jazz recordings, a jazz aficionado and raconteur. He is a graduate of Montclair State University BA Art Ed ‘68’ and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University MPA ‘72’.

Alonzo taught general and art for the gifted at the W. Allen Middle School in Moorestown, NJ for 18 years. He worked with The Passaic, NJ anti-poverty programs of the 1960’s, OIC international {serving in Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria),  The Afro American Museum in Philadelphia, the Whitman Center Camden, NJ and the Children’s Home Of Burlington County

  Alonzo’s poetry addresses themes of the human condition, social consciousness, individual responsibility and culture. He speaks passionately of the power of words and those that wield them to heal, challenge, clarify and perhaps make right some of the problems in the world.

Alonzo hosts a monthly poetry workshops and reading at Barnes and Noble in Moorestown, NJ. available for readings, workshops and exhibitions.



Serengeti Plaines in Montclair, NJ

The New York State Fair Syracuse, New York (2004 - 2006)

Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJ

MAAC exhibit and auction in Moorestown, NJ

Urban Word Café Trenton, NJ

Burlington County Library Eastampton, NJ

Broadway LRC Gallaries Paterson, NJ  - where two of his photographs are in the permanent Collection

The Hamilton Club Gallery at PCCC Paterson, NJ 2011

The Princeton Arts Council Princeton, NJ

The Undergroud Railroad, Burlington, NJ

Neighborhood Art Center Pemberton, NJ

High Street Grill Mt. Holly, NJ

Camden County Historical and Cultural Commission 2012

The Home Fine Art Gallery Mt. Holly, NJ 2012

Where Art Lives Gallery Asbury Park, NJ 2o0013

Published Volumes of Poetry: 

-  "Words"
-  "Enough  To Die For"
-  "Haiku Images The Holocaust Museum: Voices Of The Dead"
-  "On Echo, Joy And Encounters With GOD"

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