extended hiatus

Due to expanded commitments to my small press, I've been forced to cut down on some other projects. I would be delighted if someone else came forward to carry on this blog. Meanwhile, I hope some of the links and contacts herein are of some use.



Le Hinton, Khalil Murrell & Bridget Talone: Philly: 7/17/08

Thursday July 17, 6:30pm: Robin's Bookstore, 108 S 13th St in Philadelphia, presents poets Le Hinton, Khalil Murrell, and Bridget Talone.

Le Hinton is the author of the chapbook Cultivating Darkness and two book-length collections of poetry, Waiting for Brion (2004) and Status Post Hope (2006).

A Temple University graduate, Khalil Murrell taught high school English in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, and now coordinates the Poetry-in-the-Schools Program for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. His work has been published in several journals and, in his spare time, he enjoys working with high school students in Camden, Brooklyn, and Philadelphia.

Bridget Talone was born in Ardmore, PA, raised in Wayne, PA and studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is currently the Poetry Festival Assistant with the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival but will be leaving in the fall to pursue her MFA at the Iowa Writers Workshop.

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5th Annual Philadelphia Ethnic Poets Reading: 7/13/08

Sunday, July 13, 2pm: Robin's Bookstore, 108 S 13th St, presents the Fifth Annual Philadelphia Poets Ethnic Voices Reading, featuring Ashini J. Desai, Elliott Levin, and Andy Macera, followed by an Open Mic.

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River Poets: Bloomsburg: 7/8/08

Tuesday, July 8, 7 pm: The regular July reading for River Poets takes place July 8th in Bloomsburg Town Park at the pavilion just NW of the lagoon. This will be an Open Reading. Show up at this earlier time (7:00) with some good poems, and enjoy good company. BYOBeverages. Dave Barsky is MC.

George Drew & Allen Hoey: Philly: 7/8/08

Tuesday, July 8, 6pm: Robin's Bookstore (108 S 13th St, Philadelphia) presents poets George Drew and Allen Hoey.

George Drew was born in Mississippi and raised there and in New York State, where he currently lives. He is the author of two collections of poetry, most recently The Horse's Name Was Physics, from Turning Point Press; a third, American Cool, will be published by Tamarack Editions in 2009, and a fourth, The Hand that Rounded Peter's Dome, will be released by Turning Point in 2010.

Allen Hoey's first collection of poems, A Fire in the Cold House of Being, was chosen by Galway Kinnell for the 1985 Camden Poetry Award; subsequent volumes of poetry include What Persists, Proven├žal Light, The Precincts of Paradise, and Country Music.

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