P&P: Scott Norman
Tuesday, July 19, 7pm – Poetry Poets & Prophets Presents Scott Norman An Open reading follows the Feature Reading. Donations are accepted. Scott Norman is a self-described "Agitator and Poet". He has read at Bacchanal, Cafe Kairo, Highwire Gallery, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus Gallery, The Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Voices and Visions and Zone One Gallery, along with numerous other Bookstores and Gelleries in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He states that his work reflects "disability, particularly the hidden" Scott has studied with Steven Dunn, among others. His work involves both Poetry and song and he comes from the spoken word tradition. He has recently been sending his work out, resulting in publication in Philadelphia Poets, among others. He is now working on his first chapbook. As an Activist, he has formed Phantom Rose Express, which works with homeless individuals in both New Jersey and Philadelphia. At one time he helped with clothing and transportation issues. Now he is turning more towards working with homeless Poets. He has been involved with many initiatives as a Staff Member of Poets and Prophets (previous); He helped coordinate one aspect of our Fringe Programs (Homeless and Disabled Poets) and was our Representative in the 2007 Version of Independence Starts Here and helped coordinate our programs there. Over the last year, he performed at Copa Banana, the late great Germ Books and Staten Island Cable TV with “Phantom Rose Assembly”. He also has recited at Magic Gardens on June 30th and “Wine O’s” Tuesday Night Series. He reports he’s focusing more on Art than activism, poetry than politics. Lastly, he’s currently doing theatre photography on a barter or volunteer basis.