Spoken Word Series: David Tucker

2/13/2008 Press Release:

David Tucker: March’s Spoken Word Artist

For the sixth installment of The Center of Performing Arts at DeBaun Auditorium’s Spoken Word Series, curator David Vincenti has chosen a well-known journalist and prize winning poet to be featured on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 3pm – David Tucker. The Spoken Word Series is presented monthly at Symposia Bookstore, 510 Washington St. in Hoboken, NJ.

hoboken-spoken-word-david-tucker.pngA career journalist, South Orange native David Tucker has worked for the Toronto Star, United Press International, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is currently deputy managing editor for investigations and enterprise at the Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey, and was part of the team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news, covering Governor James E. McGreevey’s resignation and the scandal surrounding it. Tucker’s first full-length collection, “Late For Work,” was chosen by Philip Levine as the winner of the 2005 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize for poetry awarded by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. A review in the Philadelphia Inquirer stated “Veteran newsman David Tucker mixes the plainspoken language of journalism with surprisingly lyric intensity…” Reviewers have also noted that Tucker’s poems “like a whispered confidence, draw the reader near, and tenderly reward close attention” (Booklist) and that his works “celebrate… deliciously creative anarchy” (Terri Gross). An earlier chapbook, “Days When Nothing Happens” was published by Slapering Hol Press.

Get more details after the jump.

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“David will read from his works and then the microphone will open to the public to share their work. Although it is not necessary to pre-register to attend the event, those interested in sharing their work during the open-microphone portion are asked to sign up at 2:45pm, prior to the event’s official start time. Open microphone participants are asked to limit their work to five minutes per person.

The Spoken Word Series readings take place at Symposia Bookstore, 510 Washington St., in Hoboken, NJ. Symposia is the only used bookstore in Hoboken and has great prices for used books, wireless Internet access, and lots of events every week. This is the fourth year The Center for the Performing Arts at DeBaun Auditorium and Symposia have teamed up to co-produce the series and with each reading more and more people are introduced the this wonderful book shop and the work of some superb artists.

The final Spoken Word event for the 2007-2008 season will be on April 6, 2008, at 3pm with Timothy Liu.

Performance Date: Sunday, March 2, 2008, at 3pm with open microphone
Location: Symposia Bookstore, 510 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ
Admission: FREE with $3 suggested donation.
Information: www.debaun.org/cgi-bin/onstage/spokenword.php or 201.216.8937

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