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Gary Fincke, a poet and author of short fiction and nonfiction, will be featured November 2, at the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel's Poetry Thursdays reading series at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore.
A great short story collection, "The Killer's Dog," was released earlier this year.
Fincke, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, has published numerous works of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction. His poetry collections include The History of Permanence (Stephen F. Austin University Press, 2011), winner of the Stephen F. Austin Poetry Prize.
Other awards include the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry magazine and the Rose Lefcowitz Prize from Poet Lore. His collection, Writing Letters for the Blind (2003) won the Ohio State University Press/The Journal poetry prize.
Fincke is a professor at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA, where he is also the director of the Writer's Institute.
A short open mic will precede Fincke's reading. Poetry Thursdays, 7 to 9 pm, takes place at Midtown Scholar Bookstore, located at 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102. For more information call 717.236.1680, or www.midtownscholar.com.
"What is called eloquence in the forum is commonly found to be rhetoric in the study." Thoreau, Walden