“Two Notable Voices: the poets – George Drew and Alfred Encarnacion” on Friday, September 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

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George Drew is the author of The View from Jackass Hill, 2010 winner of the X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, Texas Review Press, which also published Down & Dirty (2015), and his New & Selected, Pastoral Habits (2016), winner of the Adirondack Literary Award for Best Poetry Book, and a Finalist for The Lascaux Review’s Poetry Book Prize. Fancy’s Orphan, his eighth book, appeared in Fall, 2017 from Tiger Bark Press. He is the winner of the 2014 St. Petersburg Review poetry contest, the 2016 The New Guard’s Knightville Poetry Contest, is First Runner Up for the 2017 Chautauqua Literary Journal’s Editors Choice Award, and is an Honorable Mention for the 2018 San Diego Poetry Annual’s Steve Kowit Poetry Prize. Drew was a recipient of the Bucks County Muse Award in 2016 for contributions to the Bucks County Pennsylvania literary community. He is a well-traveled itinerant bard who comes from upstate New York. He has done poetry readings across the United States.

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Alfred Encarnacion’s poems, short stories, essays and reviews have appeared in national journals—such as Florida Review, Indiana Review, North American Review, Paterson Literary Review—and his work has been anthologized in Blues Poems, Identity Lessons, The Open Boat: Poems from Asian America, and Unsettling America. He’s received an Academy of American Poets Award, the Wilson Foundation Scholarship Award, and a 2009 Poets House (NYC) Scholarship. His poetry has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Outskirts of Karma was published in 2012. Ambassadors of the Silenced, his second book, appeared in 2016. A third collection, Precincts of the Passion-Dragon, is a work in progress. “Sunday Elvis,” a new short story will appear in the Fall issue of Schuylkill Valley Journal.

The Manayunk Roxborough Art Center located at 419 Green Lane (rear) in Philadelphia on Friday, September 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. $5 Donation requested. Refreshments will be provided. Open Reading afterwards.