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Poetry and Humor at the ‘New’ Root & Press Cafe Bookshop

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of humor and poetry at the new location of Root and Press Cafe and Books at their new location 156 Shrewsbury St.

Joe will be reading from and signing copies of his new book “Random Thoughts from A Curmudgeon.”

Please sign up for the open mic at joesyellowpad@gmail.com.  Root and Press has a plethora of awesome food and beverages .

Ample street parking. Free admission. Kid-friendly.

Join us in welcoming Root and Press to 156 Shrewsbury Street!


Joe Fusco Jr. is a well-seasoned humorist/poet from Worcester, Massachusetts. He is the author of five books of semi-amusing poems and essays: “Random Thoughts from a Curmudgeon “ (2023),“Pondering the Pandemic during The Rust years”(2021); “Hmm…That’s Different” (2020); “Three Score” (2014); and “The Lost and Found Essays” (2012), all available at local bookstores and Amazon.
Joe’s musings have appeared in Damfino Press, Ballard Street Poetry, Worcester Review, Asinine Poetry, Soul Lit, and the naughty ezine Clean Sheets. He was a co-winner of the Jacob Knight Poetry Award in 2002 and was named Best Poet by Worcester Magazine readers in 1999 and 2002. Joe is a Humor columnist for Worcester Magazine and the last Worcester Mega-Slam winner in 2017. He features at
bookstores, libraries, clubs, and coffeehouses throughout Central Massachusetts and Belgium. He is the host of the Poetry Extravaganza at Redemption Rock Brewery in Worcester.

Joe has taught “Humor 101” for high-school students at Gateways Academy in Shrewsbury and for adults at the Worcester Senior Center, Eisenberg Assisted Living, Notre Dame Assisted Living, and The Residence of Orchard Grove. He is the Vice-President of Programming for the Worcester
County Poetry Association.


March 21
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Joe Fusco Jr.


Root and Press
156 Shrewsbury St.
Worcester, MA 01604 United States
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