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Jack Veasey: Camp Hill: 10/09/08

Jack Veasey will be featured October 9 at the Crimson Frog Coffeehouse.

Veasey has published eight volumes of poetry, and his poems have appeared in the journals Painted Bride Quarterly, Experimental Forest, Fledgling Rag, and the anthology Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (2006). Veasey has been a journalist, editor, arts administrator, musician, writing teacher, and public radio host. He's produced two plays which were shown in Philadelphia and Lancaster. As a journalist, he's written hundreds of articles, conducting interviews with such as David Lynch, Laurie Anderson, George Carlin, and Joan Baez.

Jack Veasey writes poetry concerning the working class and individuals alienated as a consequence of economic class, race, and sexual orientation. He's studied with a number of poets, including Etheridge Knight, Alexandra Grilikhes, and Ted Berrigan.

David A. Warner, writing in The Philadelphia City Paper, says: "Jack Veasey's poetry lets you know from the outset that the poor are the people he sings about, and that's that. His strongest poems are spare, sympathetic portraits that reveal whole histories of loneliness in small details. These are deceptively simple, surprisingly resonant poems." An open reading will precede Veasey's performance. The Crimson Frog is located in the Cedar Cliff Mall. For more information: 761-4721.

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