March 27th @2pm – The Fox Chase Reading Series presents The Featured Poets Reading at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111 Riding into town this month are our featured poets, John Dorsey and Rebecca Schumejda. An Open Mic will follow.
John Dorsey currently resides in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Teaching the Dead to Sing: The Outlaw’s Prayer (Rose of Sharon Press, 2006), and Sodomy is a City in New Jersey (American Mettle Books, 2010). He work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. You can read the poetry of John Dorsey in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/10SU/JohnDorsey.html
Rebecca Schumejda is the author of Falling Forward, a full-length collection of poems (sunnyoutside, 2009); The Map of Our Garden (verve bath, 2009); Dream Big Work Harder (sunnyoutside press 2006); The Tear Duct of the Storm (Green Bean Press, 2001); and the poem “Logic” on a postcard (sunnyoutside). She received her MA in Poetics and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and her BA in English and Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz. She lives with her husband and daughter in New York ’s Hudson Valley. You can read the poetry of Rebecca Schumejda in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/10AW/RSchumejda.html
The museum opens at 10am if you would like to arrive early and take a free guided tour of Ryerss.