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 Craig Czury, a former resident of Pottsville, grew up in the Wilkes-Barre and Shamokin areas of the coal region. He spent 15 years hitchhiking North America, working in carnivals, warehouses, cannaries, construction crews, restaurant kitchens, and organizing community poetry readings. Author of 15 collections of poetry, most recently, In My Silence To Justify, FootHills Publishing, and editor of two anthologies, Fine Line That Screams from his N.E. Pa. Prison Poetry Project, And UN SEGUNDO EN EL TIEMPO/ONE SECOND At A Time, poets of the Reading Hispanic community, Czury now works as a poet in schools, homeless shelters, prisons, mental hospitals and community centers throughout the world. His books have been translated into Spanish, Russian, Lithuanian, Portuguese and Italian, and he has been awarded many national and international fellowships to continue his collaborative poem fusion performance and poetry mural projects, including a residency at The Playhouse in Derry, Northern Ireland (www.poet-in-education.com).

An avid blues harp and bocce player, Czury lives in Reading and has been a featured poet at the International Poetry Festivals in Argentina, Ireland. Colombia, Lithuania, Macedonia and Croatia.

A revised and expanded edition of his book, Godís Shiny Glass Eye, poems from the coal region with photos, will be out this fall from FootHills Publishing (www.foothillspublishing.com).




The Craig Czury Poetry Project








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