Gene Hosey Reads at Crimson Frog Poetry Thursdays
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Gene Hosey, Harrisburg's(PA) first poet laureate, presided over
the legendary Paper Sword poetry series at the Art Association of
Harrisburg back in the day.
He's been published in numerous journals, including the renowned
Fledgling Rag, and Experimental Forest.
From Hosey’s website: “Gene knew little of what was to await him
once he escaped the coal dusted hills of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania. Those
hills still burn but Gene got out just in time. He now lives the
storybook American life in a patch called Lisburn, Pennsylvania with his
creative wife and companion, Terrie. Hosey reminds us that we are moving
toward what Dennis Hopper, paraphrasing Andy Warhol, paraphrasing
Duchamp, described as a time when the 'artist' will merely point, and
whatever it is the artist points at is 'art'.”
Hosey has a fine poetry collection
available, The Gravity of Titles, (Musser publications, 1998) and
performs relentlessly along the Eastern Seaboard, and moderately in the rest of the contiguous 48. Sometimes with a band. Sometimes with simply his own patented fervour!
Last year, at the Susquehanna Art Museum, Hosey conducted the wildly successful
Poetry Cartel special tribute to John Cage: The Night of the Living Pianos.
You can hear see and hear Hosey performing his work on his website, GeneHosey.com.
The Crimson Frog is located in the Cedar Cliff Mall.
Poetry Thursdays is presented by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel. For more information:
"What is called eloquence in the forum is commonly found to be rhetoric in the study." Thoreau, Walden