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The Poetry and Fiction of Thaddeus Rutkowski in The Fox Chase Review

ThadRutkowski

http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/09-ThaddeusRutkowski.html

http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/11-TRutkowski.html

http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/ThaddeusRutkowski.html

The Poetry and Fiction of Alice Wootson in The Fox Chase Review

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http://www.foxchasereview.org/2008/22-AliceWootson.html

http://www.foxchasereview.org/10WS/WootsonA.html

http://www.foxchasereview.org/13WS/Wootson.html

The Poetry of Mel Brake in The Fox Chase Review

MelBrake

http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/MelBrake.html

http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/24-MBrake.html

http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/17-MelBrake.html

http://www.foxchasereview.org/2008/12-MelBrake.html

The Poetry of A.D. Winans in The Fox Chase Review

ADWinans

 

http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/11-ADWinans.html

http://www.foxchasereview.org/10SU/ADWinans.html

http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/ADWinans.html

These Hands of Mine by Adrian Manning – Special Edition

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A special edition of These Hands of Mine by Adrian Manning is now available in a limited run of 50 signed copies.

“a stunning meditation on those hands, featuring the usual elegant and terse style one associates with Manning’s work, along with the power and the eye for detail his readers have come to expect.” – Bill Shute, editor of Kendra Steiner Editions

Alongside the previously published version is “These Hands In Dub” – a stripped down version of the poem suite. Also it has a hand painted cover and a unique hand written broadside containing lines from the poem suite – each copy will be unique. Prices are £4 in the UK and $8 outside the UK.  An example is pictured in the attached photo.

Contact  adrian@concretemeatpress.co.uk  or adrianmanning@yahoo.co.uk  for further details or order enquiries.

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Adrian Manning in The Fox Chase Reviewhttp://www.foxchasereview.org/11WS/AdrianManning.html http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/Manning.html

…Remembering Justin Vitiello 1941-2013

justin 1It is National Poetry Month and cause to remember Justin Vitiello, Poet and Professor Emeritus of Italian at Temple University who was an intricate part of the poetry scene in the City of Philadelphia. He passed away on October 17, 2013.

Vitiello traveled the globe, published over twenty works of poetry and essays in English, Spanish and Italian. A peace activist, Vitiello was active in the Civil Rights movement and Anti-War movements during the Vietnam era, protested the proliferation of nuclear weapons during the cold war, boldly stood as a non-violent reformer to the Mafia in Sicily and conducted research for the Ghandi Peace Foundation in India. justin 3In the midst of this whirlwind of activity in 2006 Vitiello began to  curate the long running Moonstone Poetry Series at Robins Bookstore in Philadelphia giving full credit as always to the Robin family and Herschell Baron.justin 4
He provided a stage for new and established poets, mentored hundreds of poets and provided beautiful works for others to read. A citizen of the globe, born in NYC, Vitiello remained happily in Philadelphia, although all and all he would have rather been in Spain.

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vincartHe once said, “Well Shelley said poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. But I’m not so optimistic. Many poets die unappreciated.” Vitiello was influenced early in life by Lorca, Antonio Machado, Ungaretti, (all of whom he had translated), and Dylan Thomas, yet as he developed his craft his own voice began to emerge.justin 5 He said of all his collections, translations his favorites were poppies and thistles and Vanzetti’s Fish Cart. Vitiello was proud of the fact that all his collections  and all his poems were unique, for Justin Vitiello never repeated himself, considering them all  his “babies”.

Poet and publisher Lamont B. Steptoe was a friend of Justin Vitiello. He published poppies and thistles (1963-2004), by Vitiello under his Whirlwind Press. Steptoe said of Justin Vitiello, “He was a friend and activist who believed in truth & beauty. His was an important creative voice in the latter half of the 20th Century and the first decade of the 21st Century. ” Steptoe often addressed Vitiello’s creative writing classes at Temple University and remembered Vitiello as an anarchist who distrusted all governments.

justin vitiello reading in fox chase

Poet ant Translator Dr. Elizabeth A. Pallitto remembered Justin Vitiello as a great teacher, mentor and writer.  “Certainly Justin leaves us much-loved and much-missed. To a chorus of voices — friends, fellow poets and translators, writer-activists, and fellow workers — I add my appreciation for Justin Vitiello as a writer, colleague and a tireless worker for a better world.”

Pallitto first met Vitiello at a MLA conference. “He responded to my conference paper with generous and encouraging written comments. Similarly, his feedback on the translations in my first book, Sweet Fire: Tullia d’Aragona’s Poetry of Dialogue and Selected Prose, was invaluable. It was my privilege to give feedback on his poetry collection Poppies and Thistles and to read his many works, notably the lyrical and yet politically engaged Labyrinths and Volcanoes: Windings through Sicily.”

Justin Vitiello influenced poets in the Philadelphia area, North America and across the globe. Vitiello, in the end, was appreciated by all those he came into contact with.

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Books at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/189-0262224-5909148?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=justin+vitiello

On youtube:

1980 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NyQdEjOqgs

2009 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgprEFk5xKo

At The Fox Chase Review: http://www.foxchasereview.org/fcr/08AW/05-JustinVitiello.html

At poetic del parco: http://www.poetidelparco.it/9_159_Justin-Vitiello.html

The Temple Times Remembers:

http://www.cla.temple.edu/blog/remembering-professor-justin-vitiello/

 

-        g emil reutter

The Poetry of Michele Belluomini in The Fox Chase Review

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http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/15-MABelluomini.html

http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/01-MicheleABelluomini.html

http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/15-MABelluomini.html

 

Recommended Reading for National Poetry Month V

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This is the fifth in a series of books recommended by the FCR staff for reading during National Poetry Month.

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

From Diane Sahms-Guarnieri 

James Wright

Above the River – The Complete Poems by James Wright

http://www.amazon.com/Above-River-The-Complete-Poems/dp/0374522820

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John Keats – the 64 sonnets Introduction by Edward Hirsch

http://www.amazon.com/64-Sonnets-John-Keats/dp/1589880145/ref=sr_1_1?

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Elizabeth Bishop – The Complete Poems 1927-1979

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Poems-1927-1979-Elizabeth-Bishop/dp/0374518173/ref=sr_1_1?

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Mary Oliver – New and Selected Poems Volume One

http://www.amazon.com/New-Selected-Poems-Mary-Oliver/dp/0807068772/ref=sr_1_1?

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Tar – Poems by C.K. Williams

http://www.amazon.com/Tar-C-K-Williams/dp/0394716515.

- Diane Sahms Guarnieri is a Philadelphia Poet and Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review and co-curates The Fox Chase Reading Series. Her first collection Images of Being was released in October of 2011. She was awarded a grant in poetry from the AEV Foundation in May of 2013 and currently serves as Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum and Library in Philadelphia. . Diane’s poetry has been published widely in the small and electronic press. You can visit her at http://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/  and http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/

The Poetry of Louis McKee in The Fox Chase Review

LMckee

http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/05-LMcKee.html

http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/15-LouisMcKee.html

http://www.foxchasereview.org/2008/03-LouisMcKee.html

Poets Read in Rustic Philadelphia- Poets @ Pennypack

Peter Krok reads as a cowboy passes in the background

Peter Krok reads at Poets @ Pennyapck as a cowboy passes in the background – Philly Poetry Day

A rustic reading in the city of Philadelphia, the first installment of Poets @ Pennypack was held in the amphitheater at the Pennypack Environmental Center in the Northeast. The featured poets delighted the crowd, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, Peter Krok, Wendy Schermer, Bruce Kramer, B.E. Kahn, Tom Mallouk and J.C. Todd gave outstanding readings followed by Mike Cohen and Rodger Lowenthal reading in the open mic.

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri reads

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri reads at Poets @ Pennypack – Philly Poetry Day

Wendy Schermer reads

Wendy Schermer reads at Poets @ Pennypack  - Philly Poetry Day

Bruce Kramer reads

Bruce Kramer reads at Poets @ Pennypack  Philly Poetry Day



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B.E. Kahn reads

B.E. Kahn reads at Poets @ Pennypack  Philly Poetry Day

Tom Mallouk reads

Tom Mallouk reads at Poets @ Pennypack Philly Poetry Day

J.C. Todd reads

J.C. Todd reads at Poets @ Pennypack Philly Poetry Day

.You can view photographs of the event at this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157643749179114/

We return to the amphitheater on May 10th. More information will be forthcoming.