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The Poetry of J.C. Todd in The Fox Chase Review

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

http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/10-JCTodd.html

http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/04-JCTodd.html

Night Walking with Nathaniel By Dennis Daly

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Dos Madres Press is now taking Pre-Publication orders for Night Walking with Nathaniel. The release date is April 30, 2014.  Go here to check out info: http://www.dosmadres.com/shop/night-walking-nathaniel-poems-salem-dennis-daly/

In Night Walking with Nathaniel, Dennis Daly skillfully draws a vivid panorama of  fascinating Salem, a town he knows profoundly well.  Its richly shadowed past contrasts ironically with its present: on Gallows Hill stands the wreckage of a playground, the Puritan Motel is now a scene of revelry.  Nathaniel Hawthorne, poet Jones Very, and innocents accused of witchcraft live and breathe again, alongside our contemporaries.  This is one of the more satisfying collections of American poems in years, a generous array of deftly crafted work, memorable for its storytelling, imagery, and verbal music.  Even readers unfamiliar with Salem will find it captivating. – XJ Kennedy

In a time when other poets have forgotten the power of a metered witnessing of history, Daly brings a rare compassion to a community’s misfortune and celebrates its dignity.  These poems are precise, the lines embellished with a craftsman’s beauty. – Afaa Michael Weaver

Dennis Daly will be reading at Poets @ Pennypack on May 10th

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

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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

Poetry in the News

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 India-born poet Vijay Seshadri wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-born-poet-Vijay-Seshadri

C.K. Williams on his foray into prose poetry

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/ck-williams-

Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert – review

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/15/music-at-midnight-life

Poet Jenny Browne on Long Walks and Love Letters to Strangers

http://sacurrent.com/dining/food/poet-jenny-browne-on-long-walks-and

Mervyn Morris first Jamaican Poet Laureate since Independence

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Mervyn-Morris-first-Jamaican

‘Goldfinch’ wins Pulitzer for fiction; Matejka a poetry finalist

http://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/book-

Iranian couple pair talents for paint and poetry in exhibit

http://www.reviewjournal.com/entertainment/arts-culture/iranian-couple-

The Poetry of Mel Brake in The Fox Chase Review

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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

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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.

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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