Tag Archives: poetry

Poetry in the News


 India-born poet Vijay Seshadri wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize


C.K. Williams on his foray into prose poetry


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


Poet Jenny Browne on Long Walks and Love Letters to Strangers


Mervyn Morris first Jamaican Poet Laureate since Independence


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


Iranian couple pair talents for paint and poetry in exhibit


Recommended Reading for National Poetry Month V


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



John Keats – the 64 sonnets Introduction by Edward Hirsch



Elizabeth Bishop – The Complete Poems 1927-1979



Mary Oliver – New and Selected Poems Volume One



Tar – Poems by C.K. Williams


- 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/

Poetry in the News


Saying The Unsayable – The Poetry Of Jennifer Militello


Kentucky history told through poetry


Poetry round-up: From letters of war to questions of faith and sex


 The poetry that moves men to tears


 April is poetry month, so open your heart


 Poet Gerald Stern to receive prestigious Frost Medal


Getting Poetry to the People in Miami


4th Woman Scream International Poetry Festival ended with a great success!


Savoring poetry


Philly Poetry Day Events – April 12th

philly poetry day


amp-at-pennypack-environmental-centerApril 12th  @ 1pm        

Our first installment of Poets @ Pennypack featuring Kahn, Krok, Kramer, Mallouk, Schermer, Sahms-Guarnieri and Todd followed by an open mic is slated for 1 pm @ 8600 –A Verree Road. More information here: http://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/poets-pennpack-april-12th-1pm/


Reading poetry about Philadelphia’s people and places

Diane Sahms-Guarnierig emil reutter at Chop Suey Books.

We also have two informal readings before the Pennypack reading and after featuring Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter. http://gereutter.wordpress.com/about/    http://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/

lions-park-fox-chase11 am – Lions Park, Gazebo, 7900 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. (30 minute reading)




gorgas park.

7 pm – Gorgas Park, Gazebo, Gorgas Park 6300 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 (30 minute reading).


We hope you can find the time to come out to Pennypack or visit one of the informal readings. You can check out other Philly Poetry Day events by visiting their website: http://www.phillypoetryday.com/


Recommended Reading for National Poetry Month – III

national-poetry-month-4This is the third in a series of books recommended by the FCR staff for reading during National Poetry Month.


From Robert Hambling Davis

trigger town

The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing by Richard Hugo


good poems

Good Poems: Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor


hard times

Good Poems for Hard Times: Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor



Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (an anthology of contemporary poems selected and with an introduction by Billie Collins)


ask me

Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford


 Robert Hambling Davis has published in The Fox Chase Review, The Sun, Antietam Review, Memoir (and), Philadelphia Stories, Santa Monica Review, and elsewhere. He’s been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, and received three Delaware Division of the Arts grants, two for fiction and one for creative nonfiction. He was a fiction semifinalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Contest in 2002 and 2012, and a creative nonfiction winner in 2013. Robert helps direct the Delaware Literary Connection, a nonprofit serving writers in Delaware and surrounding areas. He is a member of the Delaware Artist Roster, and has given writing workshops and readings in the Mid-Atlantic.

Enjoy the Latest Poetry in the Fox Chase Review

fox chase reviewEnjoy the latest poetry in The Fox Chase Review by Jonel Abellanosa, Nathalie Anderson, Ashley Elizabeth Best, Lauren Camp, Philip Dacey, Dennis Daly, Joshua Gray, Lisa Lewis, Rodger Lowenthal, Tom Mallouk, Ellen Peckham, Russell Reece, Rebecca Schumejda, John Timpane and Frank Wilson. Follow the poets at this link: http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/poetry.html

For troubled teens, making and sharing poetry may be unexpected source of happiness



Jeffrey Brown and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey learn more about a program that empowers young people in crisis to express themselves. A video worth watching.


Ryerss Announces Winners of 1st Annual Youth Poetry Contest

First Annual Youth Poetry Contest (Grades 9-12)
Winners’ List
9th Grade
Frist Prize          Sarah Smolnicki       A Visit to Ryerss  Saint Hubert High School
10th Grade
First Prize               Melissa Phung          Arab Hunter               Central High School
Second Prize         Jessica Bachman    Untitled                         First Century Gospel
Third Prize            Harry Yang               Time After Time       Central High School
Hon. Mention      Maeve Thomas          Friend Cemetery      Abington High School
11th Grade
First Prize            Drew Schmidt         Drifting Through        Abington High School
                                                                        Frozen Memories
Second Prize      Kathleen O’Neil             Sky Split Snow       Abington High School
Third Prize         Aajay Gauthier              Maturity                 Abington High School
Hon Mention    Dominick Palma            Lessons of                 Central High School
12th Grade
First Prize            Erin Burke                      Anne                  Cheletnham High School
Second Prize       Matt Yoskowitz            Down the Slope   Abington High School
Third Prize          Fatjona Zemanaj         Swing                    Abington High School
Hon. Mention   Matthew Dawson       A Treat for All      Jenkintown High School   
Poet in Residence, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri 

On April 5th @ 1pm Ryerss Museum and Library will host the 1st Annual Youth Poetry Reading in the second floor gallery featuring the poetry of all the winning students. 

A Visit with Lincoln by Carl Sandburg


We normally concentrate on poetry and fiction here at The Fox Chase Review, but over the last week or so I had a visit with Sandburg’s Lincoln. While Lincoln is the core of this six volume set, Sandburg wraps not only national events but world events and progress around Lincoln. As you read through the volumes, the change in our manner of communication abounds, cruelty of war, intrigue of politics and society, slaves in the south, wage slaves in the north, the ever expanding movement west and the inventive minds at work across the United States. These events and the people involved come to life as the pages of this work unfold. Each volume contains poetry by not only poets of the day but by Lincoln himself, an extra bonus I believe.

These volumes reveal a country in transformation socially, economically, and scientifically. Throughout the volumes I was struck by not only the violence of the civil war in the United States but the daily violence of society in general in the developing democracy.  Lincoln by Carl Sandburg is not only worth a visit by people in the United States in order to gain a knowledge of our past but for those in developing nations who strive toward freedom and democracy. There are lessons for all to learn from this masterpiece by Sandburg.

For those in the Philadelphia area who desire to read the six volumes of Lincoln by Carl Sandburg, you can find the set at Ryerss Musuem and Library, http://www.ryerssmuseum.org/ , simply fill out a library card and check them out. Others can check local libraries or surf the web for a copy.

g emil reutter

g emil reutter

-g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. (USA). You can visit him at http://gereutter.wordpress.com/

Ansel Elkins wins Yale Series of Younger Poets competition