Reading/New Poem

If you’re in northeastern, Pennsylvania this weekend, and you’re looking for something to do, then come out to the Old Brick Theatre in Scranton this Sunday. I’ll be reading poetry with Rich Howells, founder/editor of NEPA Scene, and we’ll be joined on stage by jazz musician Doug Smith, among others. The event starts at 6:30 p.m and it’s $5 for the general public, $3 for students. I’ll have copies of my latest book of poems, All That Remains, with me.

In other news, my poem, “Surviving Winter,” has been published in the new issue of Two Cities Review. The full issue is available online here.

Two Upcoming Events

As fall officially starts tomorrow, I’m happy to announce two upcoming events. Tomorrow, Sept. 21, I’m taking part in Jazz-Poetry night at the Old Bricke Theatre in Scranton, located at 126 W. Market St. The event begins at 6 p.m., and I’ll be joined by fellow poets Rich Howell and Scott Thomas. The musicians will be Chelsea Smarr on harp and Jeff Brozena on percussion. I’ve done this event a few times in the past, and it’s always a lot of fun. I’m a fan of any event that combines different art forms.

Next week, Saturday, Sept. 27, I’m taking part in 100 Thousand Poets for Change.   This is a global event meant to raise awareness about social justice and environmental issues. I will be taking part in the event outside of Philly, at Souderton Park, which is also not too far from New Hope. My reading will be from 11-11:30 a.m., and the event will run until 6 p.m. and feature poetry and music all day.