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The Richard Fox Poetry Series: Featuring Susan Roney O’Brien

May 23 @ 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 first Feature will be Susan Roney O’Brien, a good friend of Richard’s and a remarkable poet herself.

Free admission. On-street parking. Root and Press Books and Cafe, now in its new location, offers an awesome array of food and beverages and an expanded book selection.

Sign up for the open mic at joesyellowpad@gmail.com. Limited spots are available.

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

Susan Roney-O’Brien earned an MFA from Warren Wilson College and published chapbooks Earth and Farmwife and collections Legacy of the Last World, Bone Circle, and Thira. Nominated for Pushcart Prizes and published widely, she works with the Worcester County Poetry Association, organizes monthly poetry readings, and facilitates free poetry workshops.

“Richard Fox seeks three-decker rainbows, fluent scout dogs, and illuminating espresso. When not writing about rock ’n roll or youthful transgressions, his poems focus on cancer from the patient’s point of view drawing on hope, humor, and unforeseen gifts. The winner of the 2017 Frank O’Hara Prize, Richard seconds Stanley Kunitz’ motion that people in Worcester are ‘provoked to poetry.’ “


Joe Fusco Jr

Root and Press

156 Shrewsbury St.
Worcester, MA 01604 United States
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