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 Next Gathering of the Bards:  February 16, 2018

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Friday, February 16th – 8pm – Marie Kane

Friday, March 16th – 8pm – Ethel Rackin

Dear Poets & Poetry Lovers,

Join me this Friday night (February 16th) for a reading with poet Marie Kane.  Marie will be reading from her most recent collection Beauty, You Drive a Hard Bargain.  The title alone makes me want to hear more!

I hope you can make it out to the library to support this generous poet, and enjoy her poignant and keenly observant poems.   Her book will be on hand if you would like to purchase a copy.

When: Friday night at 8PM

Where: The Newtown Library Company, 114 E. Centre Ave., Newtown, PA

Who: Marie Kane

Who Else: You on the Open Mike

Yours in poetry,   Susan Gerardi Bello

Marie Kane is a three-time nominee for a Pushcart Prize; her poetry, commentary, and book reviews have appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, U. S. 1 Worksheets, Adanna Journal, The Schuylkill Valley Journal, The Meadowland Review, Small Print Magazine, Naugatuck River Review, and Wordgathering, among others. Her poetry can be found in many anthologies. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1991; and while MS is not always the topic of her work, it greatly informs her writing. Her poetry has placed second in three international contests: the Poetry Society of New Hampshire and two Inglis House contests. Michael Northen, the editor of the magazine, Wordgathering, discussed Kane’s poem, “Radio Interview,” in his article, “Ten Poems to Kick Start Your Disability Lit Class,” in the June 2013 issue. For three years, Kane was the poetry editor for Pentimento magazine that concerned literary and artistic interpretations of disability. For the last ten years, Kane has been the final juror in the national Sarah Mook scholastic (K-12) poetry contest, and is on the board and a judge for the Bucks County (PA) Main Street Poetry Contest, Along with her husband, Stephen Millner, Kane was the recipient of the Bucks County Muse Award in 2017 for contributions to the Bucks County literary community. Her chapbook,Survivors in the Garden (Big Table Publishing, 2012) mostly concerns her life with secondary progressive MS. Her full-length manuscript, Beauty, You Drive a Hard Bargain, was published by Kelsay Books in 2017. Kane is the 2006 Pennsylvania Bucks County Poet Laureate. She lives in Yardley, PA with her husband, artist Stephen Millner. Contact her at engmrk@aol.com. Visit www.mariekanepoetry.com


  Bucks County Bards – Poetry readings and open mike

The third Friday of every month at 8 PM.

Featuring area poets and there is always an open mic!  All poets, poets-in-training and poetry lovers are welcome to drop in. Please join us. And bring a poem for the open mic!

The Bucks County Bards have made our Newtown Library their home for many years.  

All members of the community are invited to stop in to enjoy notable guest poets reading their works in this historic setting.


  1. patricia says:

    please notify me of next poetry reading

    • Next gathering of the Bucks County Bards is scheduled for the 3rd Friday of the month, January 19, 2018, at 8 PM. Susan Bello would have additional information regarding this activity.

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