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J.C. Todd & Alex Hartman: Camp Hill: 10/02/08

J.C. Todd and Alex Hartman are featured performers at the Crimson Frog's Poetry Thursdays series on Thursday, October 2, from 7-9PM.

Philadelphia poet J.C. Todd is author of What Space This Body (Wind Publications 2008), and two chapbooks, Nightshade and Entering Pisces, both from Pine Press. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, and Prairie Schooner, and on Verse Daily. Awards include two Leeway Awards for Poetry, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Poetry Fellowship, and fellowships to Schloss Wiepersdorf arts colony in Germany and the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators in Sweden. She has edited translation features on Lithuanian, Latvian and Slovene poetry for The Drunken Boat and is a visiting lecturer in Creative Writing at Bryn Mawr College.

Alexandra Hartman's Ethos is an experimental concept in music and poetry performance that fuses Louis J. Porsi Jr.'s soulful electric bass guitar rhythms with Hartman's topical and confessional spoken word poetry and prose. Hartman has been involved in poetry and independent film for the past decade. She recently earned a master's degree from Goddard College in embodiment studies and film; much of her poetry focuses on the body, and bodies that "disobey" by not conforming to societal norms.

Porsi is a multi-talented instrumentalist. He studied studio recording engineering and sound at Los Angeles Valley College. His musical endeavors span forty years and two coasts.

The Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel hosts Poetry Thursdays, a weekly reading series at the Crimson Frog. An 7pm open reading will lead into the Todd-Hartman extravaganza. The Crimson Frog, 1104 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill, PA, is located in the Cedar Cliff Mall. For more information: 761-4721.

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