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Rick Kearns: Harrisburg: 2/5/09

Thursday, February 5, 8 PM:

Award-winning poet, freelance writer and musician Rick Kearns will be Poetry Thursdays' featured reader at the Midtown Cinema's Reel Cafe, 250 Reily Street, Harrisburg.

Kearns' poetry has been published in three chapbooks and two full collections, including Street of Knives (Warm Springs Press, 1993), Boricua In Between (1997), Jazz Poems (1997) and Endtime Poems (1998, Pacobooks). Red Pagoda Press has published five of his poems in brochure form since 2000. His latest collection of verse, The Body of My Isla, was published in 2007. As a journalist, Kearns has written for daily, weekly and monthly news publications since 1986. In the last decade his work has focused on Latino and Native American issues. Kearns' poems have appeared in numerous anthologies: El Coro/A Chorus of Latino and Latina Poetry (Univ. of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, 1997); Voices from the Nuyorican Cafe (Henry Holt & Co., NY, 1994 [Winner of the American Book Award]), and in literary reviews such as The Massachusetts Review, Chicago Review, Drum Voices Revue (So. Illinois University Edwardsville), Painted Bride Quarterly, The Patterson Review, HEART Quarterly, Big Hammer, Palabra: A Journal of Chicano and Literary Art, Yellow Medicine Review, and Fledgling Rag

Kearns' feature begins at 8 PM, following a 7 PM open mic. Poetry Thursdays, celebrating its tenth year as a weekly poetry series, is sponsored by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel. Marty Esworthy and Julia Tilley host. For more information: (717) 909-6566.

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