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Next Gathering of the Bards:  October 19,2018

New Time:  7:30PM

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Dear Poets and Poetry Lovers,

This Friday at 7:30pm, we welcome Carlos Hernandez as the featured poet.  I’ve always admired the soul of Carlos’ eclectic, free-form poetry.  His work is full of surprise, and unexpected revelations.  Join me as we enjoy an evening with Carlos and your poems on the open mike.
When – THIS Friday, Oct. 19th at 7:30PM (please note the new time)
Who  –  Carlos Hernandez and you on the open mike
Where – The Newtown Library Company, 114 E. Centre Ave. Newtown, PA
Yours in poetry,
Susan Gerardi Bello and Kathleen Mulholland

Carlos Hernández Peña,born in Mexico City, poet, translator, and author of Moonmilkand Other Poems (Ragged Sky Press, 2006). Organized Voices (a multicultural poetry series) at the Princeton Public Library. Work has appeared in Drunken Boat, Fox Chase Review, US1 Worksheets, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and other journals.  Behind God’s Back (Ragged Sky Press, 2015) was a project to bring the Hungarian poetry of Sandor Kanyadi from the English translation of Paul Sohar in a bilingual edition (English-Spanish, with two other writers from Colombia and Spain). In 2016 at Gallery 14 (Hopewell, NJ), Descent, a narrative poem was presented in collaboration with an exhibit of photographs by Larry Parsons.  In 2017 in collaboration with John Burkhalter and Berthalicia Harvey presented Incantations: Words and Music from the Land of the Jaguar at the Princeton Public Library.Carlos works for the Segal Company, Employee Benefits consultants and actuaries in Princeton, New Jersey.

2018 Schedule

Sept 21 – Camille Norvaises

Oct 19 – Carlos Hernandez

Nov 16 – Adrienne Toombs

Dec 21 – Ryan Torres

January 18, 2019 – Dave Worrell

February 15 – Lois Harrod

March 15  – Lorraine Henrie Lins

April 19 – The Editors of the River Heron Review – Robbin Farr and Judith Lagana

May 17 – Steve Delia

June 21 – Cool Women

  Bucks County Bards – Poetry readings and open mike

The third Friday of every month at 7:30 PM.  (Note change of start time as of September 2018)

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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