Thursday, September 22, 2016

Jessica Flynn: Macedonia, York & the Midtown Scholar Bookstore

Jessica Flynn, Rooted Gallery, York, PA, holding her latest opus-- "Through the Cracks"!

Jessica Flynn, November 10, featured performer at Midtown Scholar Harrisburg, PA, this reading is hosted by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel, more: -


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Vachel Lindsay: staged poetry events, which he called poetry games, with dancers swaying to the rhythms of his poems and the banging of pots with wooden spoons.

-------------------- If one experiences Ecstasies or Angst, or a craving for iced coffee, language is changed. One day you’re speaking German, the next day it’s Italian, and by Wednesday all you can do is weep mournfully and murmur a bit during the commercials.

-----------* * * * *----------------* * * * * * *------------ Aarrrgh! as Experience by Cocteau

And I just wish, I just wish I could remember the curve of your cheekbone, Rosalyn Drexler. Fax machines, rubyfruit jungle. Harold Lloyd, fireflies. Bright lights, big city.

... So, I mean, I mean: sheesh! a reverie could blithely sing to the future, or trench warfare… a/ cloud in 2014, or last Easter, or an STD rash in any inglorious month of Sundays.

Screeching owls, moonbeams, woodcuts. Kate Chopin. Free ringtones. Homina, Homina. [soft & far off: beginning riff from O Superman] P-P-Pa-Pocketa-pocketa.Pocketa….

------------------------------ THE TYGER (from Songs Of Experience)

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand, dare sieze the fire?

When the stars threw down their spears, And watered heaven with their tears, Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

1794, By William Blake

-----------------------------!marty-esworthy/c1jvi from Twenty-Six Javanese Proverbs

Sunday, July 24, 2016

JULY 28, Manny Cartagena at Midtown Scholar Bookstore

MANNY CARTAGENA FEATURED at POETRY THURSDAYS The featured performer, July 28 at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore’s Poetry Thursdays, a continuing series, hosted by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel will be the incomparable Manny Cartagena.

Cartagena is an exciting young author, artist, and poet from Berks County, PA. His work is brooding—but chilling-- dare I say, thrilling?-- with dynamic twists and unexpected literary turns. He's quite a dynamic performer.

Cartagena’s verse has been published in Paper Planes, the Atlantean, TopHat Raven, New Plains Review, and PigeonBike Poetry.

He’s performed extensively throughout the Middle–Atlantic states. Cartagena is currently compiling a book of drawings, expected to be released in late autumn.

This event is part of Poetry Thursdays, the long-running poetry poetry series (1999-2016), 7-9pm,.held weekly at the Midtown Scholar. 1302 N. 3rd Street. For more information, (717) 236-1680.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Joelle Biele. SEPTEMBER 24. Midtown Scholar

September 24-- Featured at Poetry Thursdays, Joelle Biele is the author of White Summer (Southern Illinois University Press, 2002) and the editor of Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011). She was 2008-09 Fulbright Professor in American Literature at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.
The Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel hosts Poetry Thursdays, a community reading series every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:55 pm. Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102 , Phone: 717.236.1680


"Who Is This Bitch, Anyway?" Spidey asks Marlena Shaw.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fave Fall Cartel Classic, POETS-DRESSED-as-the-SPIRIT-of AUTUMN Open reading

Joy is Everywhere: Annual Fall Poetry Classic returns to Midtown .Poetry Thursday gig (October 23) at the Midtown Scholar. You're featured, it's up to you. It's the annual fave, the ever-popular POETS-DRESSED-as-the-SPIRIT-of AUTUMN-WIN-a-COOKIE! OPEN READING. Garnish yourself with autumn leaves and/or share the bounty of freshly-baked cookies with other versifiers. Seriously peeps, it'll be a night to remember! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Hosted by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel, the reading, the revelry, the cookie/costume/camaraderie begins at 7pm. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * (Best come early as seating is limited.) It's all happening at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore-- right across from the Markethouse-- at 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102, Phone: 717.236.1680. 7 to 9pm.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Voll Keimung Gras Mond, Mond April von Dezember Kontinuum


Trundle-in-the-Jungle/ Bundles of Tuft, Moons, Rift, Rust, Mist, Thrust & Padua

Edwina, please... in the wild, unity is paramount and, as syntactic interval, composed of two colae, the simplest possible combo of inventive-- nay, tidy-- sign unity

our own lunar mores con us into misperceiving song, time, space, race, rage, folio, scope, rope and feral thematic intent. Holy Moley!

No! We must not be vexed by the omnipresent. when atemporal succession, discernible in only our dimension/ world-- sequences, correspond to, say, linear elements in banter, & one can be easily delighted by the brilliant verisimilitude that appear as paragraph flourishes, and/or as stanzas limit and re-define wild profusion of thematic mass. WHOMP. Whoa! whump, clump, thump, Winnebago!

Trula-trula fair. Menopausal. Mnemonically speaking: I'll/ take Mountbatten.

Edwina, please.