Category Archives: Local poetry news

Hear three poets read April 18 at York’s King’s Courtyard

It’s NOT the King’s English monthly poetry night presents the verse of Randolph Bridgeman, Michael Czarnecki and Melissa Carl at 7 p.m. April 18 at King’s Courtyard Artists’ Collective, 124 E. King St., York.

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Watch York’s new poet laureate being inducted by Mayor Bracey April 1

On April 1, Christine Lincoln was sworn in as York’s fifth poet laureate by Mayor Kim Bracey. In definition of the laureate post, Mayor Bracey said, “A poet laureate works to bring the power and beauty of poetry and spoken … Continue reading

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JoAnne Diodato takes the poet laureate reigns in Hanover

JoAnne Diodato was recently selected to be Hanover’s next poet laureate. Hanover Evening Sun reporter Lauren Linhard did a story on Diodato and her goals for the poetry community of Hanover during her tenure as laureate, which include encouraging more … Continue reading

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Local poetry events in April/National Poetry Month

Thanks to Carla Christopher for posting this roundup of April’s local poetry events to her Facebook page: TODAY: Reading and reception to welcome York’s new poet laureate, Christine Lincoln, 6 p.m. April 1, CityArts, 118 W. Philadelphia St., free Friday: Writer’s Eye … Continue reading

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York well-represented on PA Poetry Society 2014 contest’s winners’ list

York’s outgoing poet laureate, Carla Christopher, placed first out of 81 entries in the grand prize award category of the 2014 Pennsylvania Poetry Society’s poetry contest for her poem “selective memory (mosaic).” Christopher’s poem “Hiking Toward Sunrise” also took first … Continue reading

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Gettysburg College to host award-winning poet Edward Hirsch April 2

Poet and MacArthur Fellow Edward Hirsch will give a poetry reading 8 p.m. April 2 in the Lyceum of Pennsylvania Hall (near the intersection of West Stevens and North Washington streets) on the Gettysburg College campus. A book signing and … Continue reading

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YorkArts, Mayor Bracey announce Christine Lincoln is York’s next poet laureate

Today the office of Mayor Kim Bracey and YorkArts announced that Christine Lincoln will be the next poet laureate of York, Pa. According to a press release, Lincoln “holds degrees in creative writing from Washington College and the University of … Continue reading

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Irish Poet Micheal O’Siadhail to give reading at Gettysburg Seminary March 10

Gettysburg Seminary’s Fine Arts Council will host award-winning Irish poet Michael O’Siadhail 7 p.m. March 10 in Valentine Hall, room 206, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing. The event is free … Continue reading

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Lancaster’s Le Hinton to read from new book at King’s Courtyard March 21

Lancaster’s Le Hinton — poet, arts activist and the man behind Iris G. Press and The Lancaster Poetry Exchange — will read from a new book between 7 and 9 p.m. March 21 at King’s Courtyard Artists’ Collective, 124 E. … Continue reading

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