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Barbara Crooker, author of Gold (Cascade Books, 2013).will be featured at the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel's Poetry Thursdays reading series at the Midtown Scholar bookstore.
Crooker's poems have appeared in many journals such as Yankee, The Christian Science Monitor, Smartish Pace, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Nimrod, The Denver Quarterly, The Tampa Review, Poetry International.
She was nominated for the 1997 Grammy Awards for her part in the audio version of the popular anthology, Grow Old Along With Me—The Best is Yet to Be (Papier Mache Press).
Barbara Crooker was recipient of the 2007 Pen and Brush Poetry Prize, the 2006 Ekphrastic Poetry Award from Rosebud, the 2004 WB Yeats Society of New York Award, Residencies include the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships
Crooker's verse has frequently been featured on Garrison Keeler's PBS show, The Writer's Almanac.
A brief open mic will precede Crooker's presentation. Midtown Scholar Bookstore 7 to 9pm. 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102. And/or: 717.236.1680.

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"What is called eloquence in the forum is commonly found to be rhetoric in the study." Thoreau, Walden



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