Poets in the Park 2011 – July 16th

July 16th @7:30pm – The Fox Chase Reading Series and The Rockledge/Fox Chase Business Association present a magical evening of poetry in Lions  Park, 7900 Oxford Avenue, Philadlephia, Pa. 19111.


The Fox Chase Reading Series and The Rockledge/Fox Chase Business Association present the 2nd Annual Poets in the Park on July 16th at Lions Park, 7900 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. This year, Poets Thaddeus  Rukowski, Timothy Gager, Leonard Gontarek and Chad Parenteau join Fox Chase Poets Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter reading in Lions Park in the heart of Fox Chase. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket and settle in for a magical evening of poetry in Fox Chase.


Diane Sahms-Guarnieri was born, raised, and is still residing in Philadelphia.  Images of Being, her first full-length collection, is slated for release in October 2011.  Her work has been published locally, nationally, and internationally in the small and electronic press. She is currently the Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review (2009 –present); served on the Editorial Board of Philadelphia Stories; founded and facilitated the Center City Poets’ Workshop at Borders Bookstore, Philadelphia (2006-2011).  Diane has performed her poetry at venues in Philadelphia; Harrisburg; Southeastern Pennsylvania; Delaware; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and New York.  You can visit her at http://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/

G Emil Reutter is a Poet currently residing in the Fox Chase Neighborhood of Philadelphia. Eight volumes of his prose and poetry have been published. You  can visit him at www.gemilreutter-author.com



Leonard Gontarek is a Philadelphia Poet. He 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. Visit him at: http://www.leafscape.org/LeonardGontarek/index.html   You can read the poetry of Leonard Gontarek in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/09-LGontarek.html


Thaddeus Rutkowski is a poet from the LOWER EAST SIDE West Village in New York City. He is the author of the novels Tetched and Roughhouse. Both books were finalists for an Asian American Literary Award. His  latest release is THE NOVEL Haywire. Thaddeus teaches LITERATURE AT CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AND fiction writing at the Writer’s Voice of the West Side YMCA  COULD CUT “IN MANHATTAN”  in Manhattan. You can visit him at http://www.thaddeusrutkowski.com/  You can read the poetry of Thaddeus  Rutkowski in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/11-TRutkowski.html  and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/09-ThaddeusRutkowski.html


Timothy Gager is a poet from Somerville Massachusetts and hosts the popular Dire Literary Series in Cambridge Massachusetts.  He has published eight volumes of poetry and prose. His work is widely published on the Web and in print. He lives at timothygager.com. You can read the  poetry of Timothy Gager in The Fox Chase Review at his link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/12-TimothyGager.html


Chad Parenteau is a poet from Jamica Plain Massachusetts. His latest book is Discarded:Poems for My Apartments from Cervena Barva Press. He hosts the Stone Soup Poetry series in Cambridge Massachusetts and edits its tribute anthology Spoonful.  Visit him at http://chadparenteaupoetforhire.blogspot.com/ You can read the poetry of Chad Parenteau in the Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/07-ChadParenteau.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/2008/16-ChadParenteau.html

Lions park at 7900 Oxford Avenue is located a block from the Fox Chase Train Station and at the Septa 18 bus loop.

One response to “Poets in the Park 2011 – July 16th

  1. Enjoyed each one of the poets tonight. Many thanks to an entertaining evening in Fox Chase, my old stomping grounds.

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