December First Thursday Poetry

George Drew is the author of seven poetry collections, most recently Pastoral Habits: New and Selected Poems, Down & Dirty and The View  From Jackass Hill, winner of the 2010 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, all from Texas Review Press. His eighth,  Fancy's Orphan, appeared in 2017, Tiger Bark Press, and his ninth, Drumming Armageddon, will appear in Fall 2020, Madville Publishing. Recently George won the Knightville Poetry Contest, The New Guard, his poem appearing in the 2017 edition., and two other poems as 
Honorable Mention in the Steve Kowit Poetry Contest, appeared in the 2018 and 2019 San Diego Poetry Anthology. He was a recipient  of the Bucks County Muse Award in 2016 for contributions to the Bucks County PA. literary community. Recently, one of his poems from Fancy's Orphan appeared in Verse Daily. George's biography will appear in Mississippi Poets: A Literary Guideof Mississippi Press, edited by Catherine Savage Brosman. He is also a runner up in the 2019 Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Prize competition, and an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize competition, his poem to be published in 2020 in the Paterson Literary Review. Recently George has collaborated with singer/ songwriter Rick Kunz on a CD of original poetry and songs entitled A Triumph of Loneliness, KBW Music, 2019.
 
 
Alfred Encarnacion has taught writing at Temple University and published poetry, short stories, essays, and literary reviews in journals such as Crab Orchard Review, Florida Review, Indiana Review, North American Review, Paterson Literary Review, and The Virtual Artists Collective (online review). He has won a Wilson Foundation Scholarship Award, a Poets House Scholarship in NYC, and his poems have been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. His debut book of poetry, The Outskirts of Karma, appeared in 2012, Ambassadors of the Silenced, his second collection, was published in 2016 by Kelsay Books, and a third collection Precincts of the Passion Dragon is a work in progress. His chapbook Library Suite was a Moonstone Press Finalist and was published this past June.
Event date: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Event address: 
44 South Main Street
New Hope, PA 18938
The Outskirts of Karma Cover Image
By Alfred Encarnacion, Hong Xia (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9780984950508
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Published: Aquinas & Krone Publishing - February 16th, 2012

The View From Jackass Hill Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781933896663
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Published: Texas Review Press - September 15th, 2011

Pastoral Habits: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781680030792
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Published: Texas Review Press - June 9th, 2016

Fancy's Orphan Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780997630565
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Published: Tiger Bark Press - October 15th, 2017

New Book by local National Book Award Winner, James McBride

"From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wise and witty novel about what happens to the witnesses of a shooting. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .45 from his pocket, and in front of everybody shoots the project's drug dealer at point-blank range. McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood's Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. 

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Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over fifty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.

 

New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.