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Lancaster Poetry Exchange Presents Poets of Iris G. Press


Lancaster Poetry Exchange is featuring the Poets of Iris G. Press,February 27, 2013, 7:30 pm at Barnes & Noble, Red Rose Commons, 1700 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-290-8171
Performers include Marty Esworthy, Rebecca Gonzalez and Jeff Rath.

Marty Esworthy, a Megaera award-winning poet, editor emeritus of Steel Point Quarterly, is founder of the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel.
He’s been published in Haggard & Halloo, text_TOWER, Literary Chaos, Fledgling Rag, The Fox Chase Review. Recent Esworthy tomes include hard reality, Pacobooks, 2004, 26 Javanese Proverbs, Iris G. Press, 2006 and The Object Stares Back, Uh-Oh!, T&T Press, 2009.

Rebecca Gonzalez is a Pushcart nominee and the 2008 R.E. Foundation Award winner for Outstanding Poetry. Some of her poems will be appearing in the upcoming CD anthology, Live at the Corner of Poetry and Main: Celebrating Five Years of Annapolis Poetry. She is the author of, Sonata for Rain, published by Iris G. Press. Her second and upcoming book is titled, Aerial Descending.

Jeff Rath is the author of three collections of poetry: Jeff Rath won the 2007 R.E. Foundation Award for Outstanding Poetry, and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. His new book is Film Noir, published in 2011 by Iris G. Press. Rath has published two other books: The Waiting Room at the End of the World, in 2007, and In the Shooting Gallery of the Heart, 2009, both published by Iris G Press.

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Coming up at Midtown Scholar Poetry Thursdays
Open mics and featured performers: at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore,
1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102, (717) 236.1680.

February 21 — Open poetry Reading
February 28 --Le Hinton and MaDonna Awotwi
March 7-- Open mic
March 14 — Feature, Carla Christopher
March 21 — Richard James
March 28 — Feature, Barbara DeCesare
April 4 — Open mic
April 11 — Feature, Michael Hoover
April 18 -- TBA
April 25 -- Open mic
May 2 -- Feature Kerry Shawn Keys

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Also… word on the street has it that, after a winter of some trial and tribulation, renowned cartel member, Maria Thiaw is getting a manuscript together. A new collection to be published later this Spring by PostDada Press






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True, in principle, proverbs and reverb provide ample direction for everyone. --Elfred Vito-Januski


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