October 23rd – 2pm The Fox Chase Reading Series presents poets Hanoch Guy and Mike Cohen at 3 Sisters Corner Café, 7950 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Come and join us for a wonderful afternoon of featured poetry followed by an open mic.
Mike Cohen of Mount Airy is reflective, philosophical, and humorous. His writing is an ongoing attempt to make sense of this life and this universe It addresses the Big Bang and the little bumps as well. There is no topic too meaningful or too nonsensical.
Mike’s poetry has appeared in the Mad Poets Review, Poetry Forum Anthology, Fox Chase Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, the Mt. Airy Times Express, and the Philadelphia Daily News. His poetic presentations have been featured in programs at various schools, bookstores, coffee shops, and libraries. His poems have been aired on SKIN radio. Mike has served as a judge in the Montgomery County Poet Laureate competition.
Mike’s poetic philosophy is: “Poetry doesn’t have the answers, it’s just a beautiful way of putting the questions.”
Currently, Mike hosts Poetry Aloud and Alive, a popular monthly poetry program in its fifth year at Mt. Airy’s Big Blue Marble Book Store. His articles on Philadelphia sculpture appear in the Schuylkill Valley Journal in which he is a contributing editor. He is a docent at Chestnut Hill’s Woodmere Art Museum.
Hanoch Guy is a bilingual poet in Hebrew and English, and an Emeritus professor at Temple University. Hanoch’s English poetry has been published in Genre, Poetry Newsletter, Tracks, The International Journal of Genocide Studies, and several times in Poetica, where he won an award. His poems have also been published in Poetry Motel, Visions International, and other magazines. You can read the poetry of Hanoch Guy in The Fox Chase Review at this link: 2009 AW