SHAWNA FOUNDATION LIBRARY POETRY TOUR
IN Milford AND Uxbridge
The Shawna Foundation presents The Library Poetry Tour, bringing live poetry readings to the Milford Town Library and the Uxbridge Free Library quarterly throughout 2023. The readings will be held quarterly, hosted by Tony Brown, the winner of the 2022 Stanley Kunitz Medal, endowed by the late U.S. Poet Laureate and Worcester native and awarded annually to a poet for lifetime achievement and service to the Central Massachusetts poetry community.
The August Readings features JoeFusco Jr.
August 9th August 17th
Milford Town Library Uxbridge Free Public Library
80 Spruce Street 15 N Main Street
The program is financed in part by the Milford Cultural Council, The Uxbridge Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Joe Fusco Jr. is a well-seasoned humorist/poet from Worcester, Massachusetts.
He is the author of four books of semi-amusing poems and essays: “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 taught “Humor 101” for high-school students at Gateways Academy in Shrewsbury and for adults at the Worcester Senior Center and Eisenberg Assisted Living. He is the Vice-President of Programming for the Worcester County Poetry Association.
Joe has lived in lovely Worcester with his better-half Cyndi and their large family for thirty-seven years. He is a registered Independent and sleeps with one eye always open.
More info on Joe can be found at joesyellowpad.com
Tony Brown has been writing for well over 50 years, and publishing and performing his work for over 40.
A seven-time Pushcart Prize and two-time Best Of The Net nominee, he has traveled the country, slammed for the Worcester Poets’ Asylum, and organized and hosted many readings and reading series.
He is the winner of the 2022 Stanley Kunitz Medal, endowed by the late US Poet Laureate and Worcester native and awarded annually to a poet for life achievement and service to the Central Massachusetts poetry community.
His most recent eBooks and publications can be found through his Patreon site (https://www.patreon.com/TonyBrown).
His daily poetry blog is available at http://radioactiveart.blog. He resides in Worcester, MA.