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)
ISBN: 9780984950508
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Published: Aquinas & Krone Publishing - February 16th, 2012

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

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

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



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