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IMAGINE! Poetry Reading



Thursday, August 28th, 6-8pm

The Readers Loft | 2069 Central Ct, Suite 44, Green Bay, WI 54311

(920) 406-0200 |

It’s the M E N



Phil Hansotia, Nathan J. Reid & Ralph Murre

Phil (Phiroze) Hansotia, Door County, is a neurologist and electroencephaographer, who has retired from a career at the Marshfield Clinic, In 2004, he moved to Door County. Since then he has belonged to the Wallace group of poets and the recently formed Peninsula Poets. His second book of poems Looking for America: Poems of Memory and Discovery leans on his experience as an immigrant. His poetry has also appeared in Free Verse, Valley Voice, Wisconsin Medical Journal, Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar, Peninsula Pulse, and N.E.W. Voices.

Nathan J. Reid is a poet, based in Madison, Wisconsin. He started early in the arts. At 15, he was part of an eclectic theatrical troupe. At 18, he published in Teen Ink Magazine. Today Nathan is a spoken word poet, combining poetry and performance, exploring and sparking the sweet, poignant and honest good in people. He's been the featured spoken word artist for HOME: A Group Art Exhibition and guest host for Blest Clothing Line's Spring Fashion Show "Respect the Rebellion." He also took first place in his first ever poetry slam and was a featured poet for "Mortgages: A Reading" at Madison's Bright Red Studios.

Ralph Murre, a long-time Door County fixture and curmudgeon-in-training, is the author of four books of poetry to date.  His poems have been published in journals too numerous and obscure to mention, and his readings have been generally tolerated by audiences around Wisconsin and in several states farther afield.

Welcome All! Open to the Public.

Open Mic will follow the featured readings.

REFRESHMENTS: Wine, water, coffee, and light finger food will also be served.  

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