Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Iris G Poets Romp at Red Rose Commons

Poets of Iris G. Press perform in Lancaster Feb 27
Barnes & Noble, Red Rose Commons

Lancaster Poetry Exchange
Presents Poets of Iris G. Press

Lancaster Poetry Exchange is presenting a special reading
by select 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 collections 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. 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.


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 — Feature, 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


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