Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Jack Veasey Memorial reading August 25 at Midtown Scholar Bookstore

August 25, Jack Veasey Memorial reading at Midtown Scholar Bookstore


Poetry Thursdays, August 25, the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel will be presenting a Jack Veasey Memorial reading at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore. There will be an open reading and a featured presentation of Veasey's poems by Harrisburg poet laureate Rick Kearns. Other readers include Lauren Gross, Bill Fritz, Anna Jones, Randy Gross and more.

Jack Veasey, far left, after a reading at Ryerss Museum & Library in Philadelphia. Also: Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, Bill Fritz, Christine O'Leary-Rockey, Marty Esworthy, and Maria James-Thiaw.

Philadelphia native and Hummelstown Poet Jack Veasey passed away July 15. Jack was a fine man and an excellent poet. In recent years there'd been a resurgence in interest and publication of his work, most recently with Veasey's The Dance That Begins And Begins and, also Selected Poems 1973-2013 released by Poet's Press.

The reading, hosted by the Poetry Cartel, will go from 7-9pm.

Poetry Thursdays, since 1999, a continuing poetry series, is now held weekly at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N. Third Street in Harrisburg, PA, 17102. For more information, (717) 236-1680.