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The Richard Fox Poetry Series: Featuring Paul Szlosek

August 22 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

The Richard Fox Poetry Series is a monthly poetry open- mic with a featured reader. It honors the memory of the iconic Worcester poet and human-being extraordinaire Richard Fox. Our feature will be Paul Szlosek, who was well acquainted with the poet Richard Fox.

Free admission. On-the-street parking. Root and Press Books and Cafe has an awesome array of food and beverages and an expanded book selection at their new location.

Signup for the open mic at joesyellowpad@gmail.com. Limited spots available.

Sponsored by the ‘Fox Fund’ (Worcester County Poetry Association)

Paul Szlosek is a poet born in Southbridge, Massachusetts, but currently resides in the nearby metropolis of Worcester. He was co-founder and host of the long-running Poet’s Parlor poetry reading in Southbridge and Sturbridge, as well as a past recipient of the Jacob Knight Award for Poetry. In May 2019, Paul started a brand new open mic and featured poetry reading series with poet Ron Whittle called The Poetorium at Starlite (also in Southbridge) which closed in March 2020 due to COVID, but reopened recently in June 2022 (in the two-year interim, he ran an online print version entitled The Virtual Poetorium which he still continues under the name The International Imaginarium For Word & Verse). His poetry has appeared in various local & national print & online publications including The Worcester Review, Worcester Magazine, Radius, Sahara, Concrete Wolf, Soul-Lit, and Diner. He’s probably best known in the Central Massachusetts poetry community for his fanatical obsession with obscure poetry forms, and has invented his own including the ziggurat, the streetbeatina, the hodgenelle, the lux, and the singsangsong which he often shares with readers on his poetry blog Paul’s Poetry Play Ground

Joe Fusco Jr.

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Worcester, MA 01602 United States
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