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  1.                                   POETRY THURSDAYS at MIDTOWN SCHOLAR                                 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  2.            January 26-- featuring Shara McCallum 

  3.                     

           Shara McCallum, a Jamaican-American

    poet, who was recently awarded a  National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry, currently directs the Stadler Center for Poetry and teaches creative writing and literature at Bucknell University.
  4.       McCullan is the author of Madwoman (Alice James Books, US, 2017 and Peepal Tree Press, UK, 2017); The Face of Water: New and Selected Poems (Peepal Tree Press, UK, 2011); This Strange Land (Alice James Books, 2011), a finalist for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature; Song of Thieves (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003); and The Water Between Us (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize for Poetry. 

  5.       This event, which begins with a short open poetry reading, runs from 7:00 to 8:55pm. 

  6. The Midtown Scholar Bookstore js located at 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102 , Phone: 717.236.1680


                           



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an open reading

starring you.                                                    


Come out & share
your work, or just kick back & listen.

Everything's waiting for you.
Bring a cello, or a guitar, or a barbaric yawp.
Poetry with augmentation, with verve, with gusto.

hey, we're not averse
to nuance or subtlety. Just bring it! No kidding,
maybe a gentle haiku? It's all good, everything's waiting for you. Rick Kearns is a poet, e
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COMING EVENTS:
January 19-- open poetry reading
January 26-- Jennifer ---- featured.
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                              Throwback:  August 11, 2016, Keith Snow, featured performer.
                             

                                          http://poetrycartel.blogspot.com/2016/08/keith-snow-featured-poet-august-11-at.html
                         
                               7-9pm. Poetry Thursdays, since 1999, a continuing poetry series,  
                               now held weekly at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. Third Street
 

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             Great Moments in Poetry History:

                                                                           
                                                 http://suchstuff.blogspot.com.es/2005/10/matchup-marianne-moore-and-muhammad.html        


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PAST CARTEL GLORI PIX:

 
                                  June 25, 2014-- Lady Glori at Midtown Scholar
                      
                                                                                                                           


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RE: 
Onomatopoeia Thursday, our annual open reading featuring passionate imitations of sounds 
made by, 
or associated with, their referent. 
                                                                           You know, whiz, bang! burrrp, kerflooie!
          Like sounds from dinosaur grunts to whirring star-ship engines, choking on a peach pit anapestically, 
or, if one were to gargle “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”?  

   Some sound poetics were used by poetry movements like the beat generation in the fifties, or the spoken word 
movement 
in the 80's, and by other art and music movements that brought up new forms such as text sound art 
that may be used 
for sound poems which more closely resemble fiction or even essays. 
Words are sounds. "Zing, went the strings of my heart!"

                                                     "Pocketa pocketa-pocketa pocketa." --James Thurber, The Secret Life ofWalter Mitty

"Zang-tumb-tumb-zang-zang-tuuumb tatatatatatatata picpacpampacpacpicpampampac uuuuuuuuuuuuuuu..." -Marinetti
                                          
                                       Gigantic troubadour, speaking like a siege gun!
                   - Vachel Lindsay, "Bryan Bryan Bryan Bryan"

http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Lindsay.php                                                                                         

                                                                            
                                                                                                        
                                            
                                        

          
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A BRIEF CARTEL TRAVELING HISTORY:
GENE HOSEY READING AT CRIMSON FROG COFFEEHOUSE
         

          The Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel, a true American
       institution, has been at Harrisburg's Midtown Scholar Bookstore's
       Internet Cafe since September 2012. 

                                                      But. we've been taking care of business much longer than that.
                                                           Poetry Thursdays has met (almost) every Thursday since April 1999. 




                                   Past venues? Well, just to name a few:
                                      Sweet Passions, 3rd St, Harrisburg, 1999--2001
                       Sparky & Clarks, 2d St, Hbg. 2001--2002
                     Gamut Theater, Strawberry Sq. Hbg. 2003
                    Susquehanna Art Museum, Hbg. 2003--2007
                       Crimson Frog, Cedar Cliff Mall, Camp Hill, 2007--2008
 Midtown Cinema, Harrisburg, 2008--2012
          Midtown Scholar, Harrisburg, 2012--present