A LITTLE SPRING MADNESS! SAT. APRIL 9th at 7 pm.
Media Borough Hall, 3rd and Jackson Streets in Media, in the Mansion Parlor. Hosted by Eileen D'Angelo
Featured Poets: HARRY HUMES, PAUL MARTIN and BARB CROOKER
Featured Musician: To be announced
Harry Humes grew up in a coal mining town in eastern Pennsylvania, and much of that experience finds its way into his writing. The author of several books of poetry, most recently The Bottomland, he won the Devins Award in 1983 for his first book, Winter Weeds, and the Theodore Roethke Award in 1986 for his poem, "Calling in the Hawk." In 1990 he received the National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship.
Paul Martin is the author of three chapbooks: Green Tomatoes, Walking Away Waving, and Morning on Canal Street. His poems have appeared in America, Boulevard, Commonweal, 5 AM, New Letters, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, River Styx, Southern Poetry Review, Texas Poetry Review, and other journals. He is the recipient of two poetry fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Closing Distances was twice a finalist in the National Poetry Series. He lives with his wife, Rita, in Ironton, PA and teaches part time at Muhlenberg College.
Barbara Crooker's poems have appeared in many journals such as Yankee, The Christian Science Monitor, Smartish Pace, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Nimrod, The Denver Quarterly, The Tampa Review, Poetry International, The Christian Century, and America. She is the recipient of the 2007 Pen and Brush Poetry Prize, the 2006 Ekphrastic Poetry Award from Rosebud, the 2004 WB Yeats Society of New York Award, and others, including three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, twelve residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a prize from the NEA. A twenty-six time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, she was nominated for the 1997 Grammy Awards for her part in the audio version of the popular anthology, Grow Old Along With Me—The Best is Yet to Be (Papier Mache Press). Radiance, her first full-length book, won the 2005 Word Press First Book competition, and was a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize.