You won’t hear much from me here on the Dad Poet until after Thursday. There is just too much to do between now and then. Five poets will be converging on the Pennsylvania state capitol, and I am honored to be one of the five. The news I alluded to earlier this week is that the First Lady of PA and Chair of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Susan Corbet will be present, and introduced by former Poet Laureate of Harrisburg, Nathaniel Gadsden.
Jerry Wemple and Marjorie Maddox, co-editors of Common Wealth, Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania, and Melanie Simms, former Poet Laureate of Perry County will also be reading. Most of us will carry the reading on to the Midtown Scholar bookstore in Harrisburg that evening at 7 pm. If you click on their name above and go to the link you will also see that WITF has selected Marjorie and Jerry’s book as their Pick of the Month!
We will be in the East Wing Rotunda of the Capitol Building from noon to 1:30 pm, and on the main stage at the Midtown Scholar (yes, a bookstore with a “main stage!”) at 7 pm. If any of my readers are in the area, please come by.This is indeed exciting stuff, and it’s an thrilling time I think
to be a poet. Thanks for letting me share all of this with you.
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