August 25-- Memorial reading,
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life and poetry of Jack Veasey
The feature Thursday, September 25 at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore will be a memorial reading, a rembmrance of the life and poetry of Jack Veasey. This event is hosted by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel.
There will be both an open poetry reading and a featured presentation of Veasey's poems by Harrisburg poet laureate Rick Kearns. Other readers include Lauren Gross, Bill Fritz, Anna Jones, Carla Christopher, Randy Gross and more.
Philadelphia native and Hummelstown Poet Jack Veasey passed away July 15. Jack was a fine man and an excellent poet. In recent years there'd been a resurgence in interest and publication of his work, most recently with Veasey's The Dance That Begins And Begins and, also Selected Poems 1973-2013 released by Poet's Press.
The reading, hosted by the Poetry Cartel, will go from 7-9pm.
Poetry Thursdays, since 1999, a continuing poetry series, is held weekly at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. Third Street in Harrisburg, PA, 17102. For more information, (717) 236-1680.
September 1-- open mic
September 8-- t/b/a
September 15-- Dana Kinsey
September 22-- Open poetry reading
September 29—prelude to Little Buffalo Fesitval
"What is called eloquence in the forum is commonly found to be rhetoric in the study." Thoreau, Walden