The featured performer for Crimson Frog’s Café’s Poetry Thursdays, March 27, will be Barbara (`Danger` is my middle name) DeCesare.
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Richard Peabody, editor of Gargoyle Magazine says, `Barbara DeCesare is one of the most exciting and original poetic spirits in the Mid-Atlantic region.` She is a 2003 Pushcart Prize nominee and Poet Laureate of the 8th biggest rock n’ roll radio show in the nation at WIYY 97.9, Baltimore,
Barbara DeCesare’s verse has been published in The Alaska Quarterly Review, Evansville Review, Marlboro Review and Canada’s Grain Magazine, which awarded her the Best Postcard Fiction prize. And, notably, in the prestigious poetry magazine `Poetry,` with her poem `O, Anna.`
DeCesare has published two cool poetry colections. Silent Type was published in 2007 by Paper Kite Press, and Jigsaweyesore (Anti-Man Press, 1999), has been called “dangerous poetry” by The Baltimore Sun, and has been adapted for stage and film, and performed, to rave reviews, off-Broadway. DeCesare is an at-large board member of the Baltimore Writers’ Alliance, book review editor for Wordhouse and the originator of The Poetry Olympics, which she “hopes will become a cutthroat international competition.”
Virginia Crawford says, `Listening to Barbara DeCesare… is quite a treat, but being able to finally read them in her first book has proven to be even more delightful. jigsaweyesore, recently published by Anti-Man Press, proves what I have known for years: Ms. DeCesare is an excellent poet. Her work stands up to the literary litmus test for poets who excel in performance: when examined on the page, it becomes stronger.` A performance by Barbara DeCesare is not to be missed.
An 7pm open reading will precede DeCesare’s feature which will begin at 8 o‘clock. Marty Esworthy will host. The Crimson Frog, 1104 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill, PA , is located in the Cedar Cliff Mall. For more information: 761-4721.
"What is called eloquence in the forum is commonly found to be rhetoric in the study." Thoreau, Walden