Poets on the Porch 2011 – August 20th

August20th @ 1:00pm – The Fox Chase Reading Series presents a reading on the porch of Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadlephia, Pa. 19111.

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The Fox Chase Reading Series presents the 2nd Annual Poets on the Porch at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.  Poets Dan Maguire, Lynn Levin, Ana Božičević , Amy King, Elizabeth Pallitto  join Fox Chase Poets Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter on the porch. Bring a porch chair and enjoy an afternoon of verse on the porch of the historic Ryerss Museum and Library.

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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; found 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

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Amy King is the author of I’m the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi, both from Blazevox Books, The People Instruments (Pavement Saw Press), and most recently, Kiss Me With the Mouth of Your Country (Dusie Press). She edits the Poetics List, sponsored by The Electronic Poetry Center (SUNY-Buffalo/University of Pennsylvania), moderates the Women’s Poetry Listserv (WOMPO), and teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY NassauCommunity College. Her poems have been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, and she has been the recipient of a MacArthur Scholarship for Poetry. Amy King was also the 2007 Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere. She is currently editing an anthology, The Urban Poetic, forthcoming from FactorySchool. For information on the reading series Amy co-curates, go to The Stain of Poetry: A Reading Series blog. You can read the poetry of Amy King in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/09-AmyKing.html

Dan Maguire’s poetry has won prizes and awards and has appeared in numerous  anthologies and reviews. He has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes. Poets  Robert Bly and Gerald Stern have favorably reviewed his work. His latest  release titled Finding The Words is available from Plan B Press. You  can read the poetry of Dan Maguire in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/17-DMaguire.html

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Elizabeth Pallitto has just returned home from a year in Istanbul, Turkey, where she taught Creative Writing and Classical literature as a Visiting Professor at Kadir Has University.Elizabeth has translated the contemporary Turkish poet Murathan Mungan, the Iraqi exile Thea Laitef, and the historical figures Tommaso Campanella and Tullia d’Aragona (1510-1556). Other translations appear in anthologies: The Bread and the Rose: Neapolitan Poetry from the Sixteenth Century to the Present (NY:Legas, 2005) and A New Map. Migrant Poets in Italy, (L. A.: NewInteger, 2006), ed. Luigi Bonaffini. In 2007, she published the first English edition of the 1547 Rime of Tullia d’Aragona as Sweet Fire: Tullia  d’Aragona’s Poetry of Dialogue and Selected Prose (NY: George Braziller,2007). Elizabeth’s own poems have appeared in The North American Review, Litspeak, Foolscap, and the ArkAngel Review. Herself an academic nomad with sojourns in New York, Boston, Istanbul, and Hatfield, Massachusetts. You can read the poetry of Elizabeth Palllitto in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11WS/ElizabethPallitto.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/07-ElizabethPallitto.html

Poet, writer, and translator Lynn Levin is the author of three collections of poems: Fair Creatures of an Hour (2009), a Next GenerationIndie Book Awards finalist in poetry; Imaginarium (2005), a finalist for ForeWord
Magazine’s  Book of the Year Award; and A Few Questions about Paradise (2000) – all published by Loonfeather Press. Lynn Levin’s poems, prose, andtranslations have appeared in Ploughshares, Boulevard,  Washington Square Review, Southwest Review, 5 A.M., Lilith, Michigan Quarterly Review,  Parthenon West Review, Verse Daily,and Garrison Keillor’s radio show The Writer’sAlmanac.

A former BucksCounty Poet Laureate and winner of Bucks County Community College’s RobertFraser Poetry Award, Lynn Levin has received grants from the Leeway Foundationand funding from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council  for her community-based teaching. She teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and DrexelUniversity. ™. You can read the poetry of Lynn Levin in The Fox Chase Reviewat these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/01-LLevin.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/05-LynnLevin.html

Ana Božičević is a poet and translator. Her debut Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press) was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. She is the Program Manager at the Center for the Humanities of
The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she helped found Lost&Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative and the Annual Chapbook Festival, and is also a PhD candidate in English. She co-edits the online journal esque. You can visit her at: http://www.anabozicevic.com/#!

Ryerss Museum and Library is accessible by the SEPTA Fox Chase train line via the Ryers Station and Fox Chase Station, also via the SEPTA 70 and 24 bus routes. For directions to Ryerss Museum and Library visit: http://ryerssmuseum.org/visit1.html

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