CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH IN FOX CHASE

April 13th– 7pm.

2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic at The Red Rooster Inn , 7960 Dungan Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The Fox Chase Reading Series presents this popular event hosted by Diane Sahms Guarnieri. Come and join us for open mic poetry, good food and a great venue!

Plenty of on site parking and the Septa 19 and 28 stop at the corner of Rhawn and Dungan Street. Sign up early for the open mic by emailing foxchasereadingseries@yahoo.com

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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.

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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 

.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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