Lisella and Fagiani in Fox Chase May 22nd

May 22nd @ 2pm – The Fox Chase Reading Series presents The Featured Poets Reading at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Join us for the poetry of Gil Fagiani and Maria Lisella followed by an open mic

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Gil Fagiani’s poetry collection Rooks (Rain Mountain Press, 2007) is set at Pennsylvania Military College in the
1960s, his poetry chapbook Grandpa’s Wine (Poets Wear Prada in 2008) focuses on his family’s immigrant generation, and has been translated into Italian by Paul D’Agostino (Poets Wear Prada, pending 2009). His book of poetry Chianti in Connecticut was inspired by his childhood in Springdale, Connecticut (Bordighera, pending 2009).Gil’s poems and translations have been published in more than a dozen anthologies, as well as such newspapers and journals as The New York Times, The Paterson Literary Review, Mudfish, Skidrow Penthouse, Descant, Philadelphia Poets, Identity Theory, Saint Elizabeth Street, The Ledge, Italian Americana, The Journal of Italian Translation, and Gradiva. He has translated into English, poetry written in
Italian, Abruzzese dialect, and Spanish. He co-hosts the monthly open reading of the Italian American Writers’ Association at the Cornelia Street Café, and is the Associate Editor of Feile-Festa: A Literary Arts Journal. A social worker (LCSW) and addiction specialist (CASAC) by profession, Gil has directed a residential program for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics in Downtown Brooklyn for the past twenty years. You can read the poetry of Gil Fagiani in The Fox Chase Review at this link:
http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/22-GFagiani.html

Maria Lisella’s poetry has appeared in NY Quarterly, Feile-Festa, Gradiva, Italian Americana, LIPS, Oberon, the Paterson
Literary Review
, Skidrow Penthouse, Liquer 44 [French] and is featured in the newly-published Avanti Popolo. She is co-host
of the Italian American Writers Association readings and is co-editing an anthology based on the series. She was a finalist in the competition for Poet Laureate of Queens in 2007. You can read the poetry of Maria Lisella in The Fox
Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/27-MLisella.html

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