Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Join Larew & Czarnecki at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts December 6th, 2018

Berks Bards is excited to welcome Hiram Larew and Michael Czarnecki! Join us at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts to hear selected poetry. Following their reading, we'll allow ANYONE to step up to the mic and read anything that moves them.

When: December 6th, 2018 at 6 pm
Where: GoggleWorks Center for the Arts Studio 420
201 Washington Street Reading PA 19601

Read Hiram Larew's Bio below: 

Larew's work has appeared most recently in Little Patuxent Review, Contemporary American Voices, FORTH, vox poetica, Poetry Super Highway, Poets & Artists, Every Day Poems, Lunaris Review (Nigeria), Amsterdam Quarterly, and The Wild Word.  His fourth collection is due out this year from Foothills Publishing House.  He’s been nominated for four Pushcarts, is a member of the Shakespeare Folger Library’s poetry board, and organizes several events in Prince George’s County, MD and beyond including Poetry X Hunger and The Poetry Poster Project. He is a global hunger specialist, and lives in Upper Marlboro, MD … and he’s very, very short.  On Facebook at Hiram Larew, Poet.

Read a sample poem from Hiram Larew below:


When the roads curve like sound
And dip as if lifting to bow
Whenever all thoughts round or cluster
Or when hearts call down
Is Ireland

And as rich when poor was
Or as wise as bare heads in snow seemed
And as twigs so frail broke into song
Ans as true as any blight could be
Was Ireland

So when sand laps the senses
Or salt drips the edges as dreams
Whenever hope streams through such heavens
And moss comes home
Or hearts beam down
Is Ireland.

- Hiram Larew

Read Michael Czarnecki's Bio below:

Michael Czarnecki is a poet, oral memoirist and small press publisher originally from Buffalo, NY. He founded FootHills Publishing in 1986 and since then FootHills has released over 400 chapbooks and books of poetry. In 1994 Michael gave up other work to devote his time and life to poetry. Since then he has made his living solely through the creative word. In the last 25 years he has given hundreds of featured readings throughout the country. His Poems Across America Tour in 2013, a 14-week journey, featured a reading in each of the 48 contiguous states.

Michael has published 17 books, the two most recent being YOU and Ten Days in Huntington Wildlife Forest. When not out on the poetic road Michael lives on a 50-acre homestead in the northwest portion of the Susquehanna Watershed in NY.
More information about Michael can be found on his website: www.foothillspublishing.com/poetguy/index.html

He also posts a new photograph and new spontaneous poem everyday on his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/michael.czarnecki.35

Read a sample poem from Michael Czarnecki below:

What’s Next

next step

             just follows

last step
            it can't be


step with gratitude

               step with light

                              step with love

in doing so

             next step

                        will be exactly

                                             right step
- Michael Czarnecki