The Fox Chase Reading Series

Featured Poets/Writers Series

2015 lineup will be announced in February 2015

featured reading series

This series is held at the Ryerss Museum and Library, 2nd floor gallery located at 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The Museum sits atop Burholme Park. Readings will be held on most last Sundays of the month with the exception of July/August and December.  All readings commence at 1 p.m.

Our last reading of the 2014 Season- Lynette Esposito and Jeffery Ethan Lee on Nov. 30th @ 1 p.m. More information at this link:

The Fox Chase Reading Series Presents – Red Dashboard Press

red dashboard press

On March 21, 2015 The Fox Chase Reading Series will present the poets and writers of Red Dashboard Press. The event will commence at 1 p.m.

Readers TBA 



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The fifth installment of Poets on the Porch will be held on the porch of historic Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadlephia, Pa. 19111 on July 11, 2015. The event will commence at      1 p.m. Our lineup will be announced in February 2015.

Featured Poets/Writers Series Hosts  for 2015

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri at Chop Suey Books

Diane Sahms- Guarnieri is a Philadelphia Poet. Diane was recently awarded a grant for poetry by the AE Ventures Foundation in 2013. Diane serves as the Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum and Library in Philadelphia, Pa.  She is a graduate of East Stroudsburg State University and has performed post graduate work at Holy Family University. Her work has been published widely in the small and electronic press, Images of Being, her first full length collection is now available from Stonegarden . net publishing.  Currently the Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review (2009 –present) and the publisher of The Fox Chase Review Broadside Series. She  conducts workshops in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Diane served on the Editorial Board of Philadelphia Stories Magazine (2006-2008), founded The Center City Poets Workshop (2006-2011). Diane has performed her poetry at venues along the east coast of The United States.

g emil reutter

g emil reutter at Chop Suey BooksG Emil Reutter is a Philadelphia, Pa. based poet and author. He has worked in the factories, steel mills and rails of the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. His work has been widely published in the small and electronic press and nine volumes of his collections have been published. He has read his poetry at venues in New England, Mid-Atlantic and the Southwest. In 2007 he founded The Fox Chase Review and The Fox Chase Reading Series .

Poets on the Porch 2015 Hosts 

Bruce Kramer

Scenes from Poets on the Porch 2013 063Bruce Kramer is a writer from Philadelphia. Most of his work has appeared in boring technical documents, medical publications, and marketing propaganda, but he has also been published in the occasional magazine and literary publication. He believes in cold beer, rock and roll, and baseball. He sometimes acts like he is named after Bruce Springsteen, but he knows he is named after somebody much cooler. He has poetry forthcoming from Barrelhouse Magazine

F. Omar Telan 

telanbycristinokeefeaptowiczOmar Telan shares a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production for Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind with the New York Neo-Futurists. A selection of his plays are anthologized in 225 Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.

His poetry has been published in “A Gathering Of The Tribes”, “Apiary Magazine”, “The Fox Chase Review”, “Our Own Voice”. He has read his poetry at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church (NYC), the Kelly Writers House (Philadelphia), the National Asian American Poetry Festival (NYC), the Philippine Embassy (DC), and the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival (Waterloo Village, NJ).

With Asians Misbehavin’ he has performed in the New York Fringe Festival, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and at Roundhouse Performance Centre (Vancouver). He directed “The Edge Of The World” which was performed at La Mama E.T.C. (NYC) as part of the Asian American Theater Festival.

He graduated from Emerson College and the Radcliffe Publishing Course.


 The Fox Chase Reading Series is booked for the 2015 Season.

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