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2nd Saturday Poets 2nd Haiku Night

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Jackson Inn  5-7 p.m.

Please bring your own original haiku to share on March 8, 2014. Each haiku should be a short three-line poem. Each poet can read up to ten haiku. Back by popular demand, Lisamarie McGrath, who teaches flute at Bryn Mawr Conservatory, will improvise interludes with her silver flute and Native American flutes. Minako Kobayashi, haiku poet and Japanese language teacher at Haverford College, will read haiku classics in Japanese, along with their translations, and present her haiku calligraphy. Nadia Gabi, Swiss guitarist and folksinger, will perform before the reading and during the break. If you have questions, contact Bob Davis at rhambling@verizon.net .  After the haiku readings, there will be an open mic for short poems and prose of any format. Please limit your open mic reading to three minutes.

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Even in a single blade of grass       In my medicine cabinet                         The crane’s legs

the cool breeze                                         the winter fly                      have gotten shorter

finds a home.                            has died of old age.                            in the spring rain.

–Kobayashi Issa                          –Jack Kerouac                                –Matsuo Bashō

jackson-inn-incorporated

The Jackson Inn, Inc.

101 North DuPont Road, Wilmington, DE 19807-3105

Phone:  302-652-9972

Open mic to follow the featured readings! Bring your own poetry or short prose to read.

Please limit your reading to 3 minutes

The Jackson Inn is located at the corner of North DuPont Road and Lancaster Avenue, across the street from the Lancaster Avenue entrance to the Silverbrook Cemetery and facing the large sculpture on the corner of North DuPont Road that fronts the Cab Calloway School for the Performing Arts (the old Wilmington High School).  There will be the usual $5 cover, which gifts the featured readers. Free parking is available in the parking lot that surrounds the Inn. The food is tasty and reasonably priced!   NOTE:  The Jackson Inn holds a tavern license, and while it serves food, it is restricted to the limitations of a tavern for serving alcohol. That means Second Saturday attendees MUST BE 21 or older to attend readings at the Jackson Inn.

 

Hope to see you there!

April 24th – Small-McKinney and Gontarek in Fox Chase

Come and Celebrate National Poetry Month in Fox Chase

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April 24th- 2pm  
Featured Poets Reading at 3 Sisters Corner Café, 7950 Oxford Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The Fox Chase Reading Series presents Featured Poets Leonard Gontarek and Amy Small-McKinney followed by an open mic..

Leonard Gontarek is the author of four books of poems: St. Genevieve Watching Over Paris, Van Morrison Can’t Find His Feet, Zen For Beginners, and Déjà Vu Diner (Autumn House Press, 2006). His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Fence, Field, Pool, Volt, The Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, Hanging Loose, Poetry Northwest, Blackbird and The Best American Poetry (Paul Muldoon, editor). His poems also appear in the anthologies Joyful Noise! American Spiritual Poetry and The Working Poet. He has been nominated five times for the Pushcart Prize, and twice received poetry fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He conducts poetry workshops at The University City Arts League, Moonstone Art Center, The Kelly Writers House and in the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership. You can read the poetry of Leonard Gontarek in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/09-LGontarek.html You can also listen to Gontarek’s work at the Philadelphia Inquirer Special on National Poetry Month at these links:

Hear Leonard Gontarek read “Green Line”

Hear Leonard Gontarek read “Pale Blossoms”
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 .Amy Small-McKinney’s second chapbook, Clear Moon, Frost, is now available from Finishing Line Press. Her first chapbook, Body of Surrender (Finishing Line 2004), was showcased at Poet’s House in New York. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2004 and again in 2006. Her work has appeared in various journals, including Wild River Review, The Cortland Review, ForPoetry, Elixir Press, Mad Poets Review, upstreet, The Pedestal Magazine, and Blue Fifth Review. She was guest editor for the June 2006 issue of The Pedestal Magazine. Her poem, “Nigeria 2002,” was awarded third place in the 2007 Philadelphia Eco Poetry Project. Her Cockapoo, Willie, is working on second novel, Grrrs of Wrath. You can read the poetry of Amy Small-McKinney in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/14-ASmall-McKinney.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/10-AmySmallMcKinney.html

.3 Sisters Corner Cafe is located one block from the SEPTA R-8 Station which is a 15 minute ride from Market East Station and across the street from the SEPTA Route 18 Bus Loop..

For Directions to our venues please visit: Philadelphia Poetry Map on Google

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The Inquirer on Philly Poets and Poetry Scene

The Inquirer also celebrates …

Poetry Month, with a Web page featuring seven sort-of local poets reading from their work.

See also: April may be fullest month for Philadelphia poetry.

April 13th- 2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic

2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic will be on hiatus for the rest of 2010

Van Buskirk and Krok Pack the House

Another packed house at the 3 Sisters Corner Café in Fox Chase. Bill Van Buskirk and Peter Krok delighted the crowd with outstanding poetry and the open mic followed with Betti Kahn, Noah Cutler, Lisa Baron, Mike Cohen, Steve Delia, Rodger Lowenthal, Diane Sahms Guarnieri , Mary Guarnieri, Alisa Alfonsi, Tom McHugh, Jack Carrol, Joe Roarty and David P. Kozinski. To view photos from the reading please visit us on flickr at this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157614581079088/

Van Buskirk and Krok in Fox Chase March 27th

The Fox Chase Reading Series, Featured Poets Reading, presents Poets Bill Van Buskirk and Peter Krok on March 27th @2pm at 3 Sisters Corner Café, 7950 Oxford Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Van Buskirk and Krok will be followed by an open mic.

 . Bill Van Buskirk is a Business professor by day and a Poet the rest of the time. He has published in the Comstock Review, Paterson Literary Review, LIPS, and many other journals. He has won five Ginsberg awards for his work. His book: This Wild Joy that Thrills Outside the Law won the Joie de Vivre Poetry Contest sponsored by the Mad Poet’s Review. His chapbook: Everything that’s Fragile is Important was a finalist in the Jesse Bryce Niles competition sponsored by the Comstock Review. He lives in Bethlehem with his poet-wife Lisa Baron, two children Elizabeth and Sam and the dog, Kazoo—the best singer in the family. He teaches at La Salle University

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Peter Krok is the editor of the Schuylkill Valley Journal and serves as the humanities/poetry director of the Manayunk Art Center where he has coordinated a literary series since 1990. Because of his identification with row house and red brick Philadelphia , he is often referred to as “the red brick poet.” His poems have appeared in the Yearbook of American Poetry, America, Mid-America Poetry Review, Midwest Quarterly, Poet Lore, Potomac Review, Blue Unicorn and numerous other print and on-line journals. In 2005 his poem “10 PM At a Philadelphia Recreation Center ” was included in Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (published by Penn State University ). His book, Looking For An Eye, was published by Foothills Press in 2007. You can read his work in The Fox Chase Review at : http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/16-PKrok.html  and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/04-PeterKrok.html

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Celebrate National Poetry Month in Fox Chase!

. Tuesday, April 13th- 7pm

 2ND TUESDAYS POETRY OPEN MIC. The Fox Chase Reading Series presents this popular poetry open mic, hosted by Diane Sahms-Guarnieri. Sign up early by email: foxchasereadingseries@yahoo.com . Red Rooster Inn, 7960 Dungan St. , Philadelphia , PA. Phone: 215-745-1919. 7:00 PM, FREE. There is plenty of parking and the SEPTA route 19 and 28 stop on the corner of Rhawn and Dungan.

. April 24th- 2pm

FEATURED POETS SERIES. The Fox Chase Reading Series presents its monthly featured poets series. Poets Leonard Gontarek and Amy Small-Mckinney will read, followed by an open mic. 3 Sisters Corner Café, 7950 Oxford Ave. , Philadelphia , PA. Phone: 215-725-6848. 2:00 PM, FREE. There is plenty of on street parking and the Septa R-8 to Fox Chase is only 15 minutes from Market East Station. Septa 18 Bus Loop is located across the street from 3 Sisters Corner Cafe.

Please remember to support out venues!

For directions visit:

  • Philadelphia Poetry Map on Google
  • Van Buskirk and Krok in Fox Chase March 27th

    The Fox Chase Reading Series, Featured Poets Reading, presents Poets Bill Van Buskirk and Peter Krok on March 27th @2pm at 3 Sisters Corner Café, 7950 Oxford Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Van Buskirk and Krok will be followed by an open mic.

    Bill Van Buskirk is a Business professor by day and a Poet the rest of the time. He has published in the Comstock Review, Paterson Literary Review, LIPS, and many other journals. He has won five Ginsberg awards for his work. His book: This Wild Joy that Thrills Outside the Law won the Joie de Vivre Poetry Contest sponsored by the Mad Poet’s Review. His chapbook: Everything that’s Fragile is Important was a finalist in the Jesse Bryce Niles competition sponsored by the Comstock Review. He lives in Bethlehem with his poet-wife Lisa Baron, two children Elizabeth and Sam and the dog, Kazoo—the best singer in the family. He teaches at La Salle University

    Peter Krok is the editor of the Schuylkill Valley Journal and serves as the humanities/poetry director of the Manayunk Art Center where he has coordinated a literary series since 1990. Because of his identification with row house and red brick Philadelphia, he is often referred to as “the red brick poet.” His poems have appeared in the Yearbook of American Poetry, America, Mid-America Poetry Review, Midwest Quarterly, Poet Lore, Potomac Review, Blue Unicorn and numerous other print and on-line journals. In 2005 his poem “10 PM At a Philadelphia Recreation Center” was included in Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (published by Penn State University). His book, Looking For An Eye, was published by Foothills Press in 2007. You can read his work in The Fox Chase Review at : http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/16-PKrok.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/04-PeterKrok.html

    Reminder: Barrow and Roarty in Fox Chase Feb. 27th

    The Fox Chase Review presents The Fox Chase Reading Series “Featured Poets” reading at 3 Sisters Corner Café in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia. This month’s featured poets are Samantha Barrow and Joe Roarty. The reading is on February 27th at 2pm. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic. 

    Samantha Barrow is a nationally celebrated poet, performer, activist and educator. She’s been known to ride her motorcycle around the country, sharing her work in bars, universities, libraries, cafes and sex shops. She is the author of GRIT and tender membrane, (Plan B Press), Jelly, ( a chapbook, Tiger/Monkey Alliance), and Chap, (self published). Her poetry, prose, reviews and interviews have been widely placed in places such as Off Our Backs, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia City Paper, Lesbian Nation and Feminist Review. She lives in New York City. You can visit her at this link: http://www.samanthabarrow.com and view her reading her work on youtube at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jSFsBbQUfM

     Joe Roarty has been a presence on various poetry scenes for over 30 years. Roarty is known as Chicagos Beat Poet due to his use of a drum while reading his unique work. Joe recently re-located to the Philadelphia area. Roarty has established a presence on the open mic circuit in Philadelphia and New York. His book Choruses I was released by Fractal Edge Press in 2005, (http://www.fractaledgepress.com/JoeRoartyChorusesI.htm ). You can read his work in The Fox Chase Review at this link: www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/08-JRoarty.html and view him reading his work at youtube at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgSq-w2jVJY&feature=channel_page

    3 Sisters Corner Cafe is located at 7950 Oxford Ave, (corner of Barnes and Loney Sts.), Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

    COMING UP:

    March 9th @ 7pm – 2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic now at The Red Rooster Inn, 7960 Dungan Road, (Dungan and Rhawn), Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.

    Nice Crowd at The Blue Ox

    2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic at The Blue Ox Bistro drew a nice crowd on Jan. 12th. Special thanks to our host, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and the open mic readers:

    Rodger Lowenthal, Zachary Bushnell, Maureen Broderick, Sean Hess, Noah Cutler, Joe Roarty, G Emil Reutter, Christine Chiosi, Pasquale Vatlallo, Tracy Greenlee, Jay Sivitz and Dave Worrell.

    Great Poetry, Great Food, Great Beer and an outstanding crowd. 2nd Tuesdays returns on Feb. 9th at the Blue Ox Bistro in Fox Chase.

    Photos are available at this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157615011933081/

    2nd Tuesdays– Tomorrow January 12th!

    Tuesday, January 12th- 7pm- 2ND TUESDAYS POETRY OPEN MIC. The Fox Chase Review presents The Fox Chase Reading Series “2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic” , hosted by Diane Sahms-Guarnieri. Sign up early to read; email us at foxchasereadingseries@yahoo.com . Blue Ox Bistro, 7980 Oxford Ave., Philadelphia, PA. Phone: 215-728-9440. 7:00 PM, FREE

    The Septa R-8 brings you to Fox Chase, a 15 minute ride from Market East Station. Bring your receipt and get a free drink on The Blue Ox Bistro!

    www.foxchasereview.org  –  www.blueoxbistro.com