Anderson and Leo in Fox Chase on Feb. 26th

Feb. 26th @ 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 Nathalie Anderson and Teresa Leo followed by an open mic.

Nathalie Anderson’s first book, Following Fred Astaire, won the 1998 Washington Prize from The Word Works, and her second, Crawlers, received the 2005 McGovern Prize from Ashland Poetry Press; her third, Quiver, is forthcoming from Penstroke Press; and a fourth, Stain, is under consideration by publishers.  Anderson’s poems have appeared in such journals as APR’s Philly Edition, Atlanta Review, Denver Quarterly, DoubleTake, Inkwell Magazine, Journal of Mythic Arts, Louisville Review, Natural Bridge, The New Yorker, Nimrod, North American Review, Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, The Recorder, Southern Poetry Review, and Spazio Humano.  Her work has been commissioned for the Ulster Museum’s collection of visual art and poetry titled A Conversation Piece; for the catalogue of the retrospective exhibition Sarah McEneany at the Institute of Contemporary Art of the University of Pennsylvania; and for the artist’s press book titled Ars Botanica published by Enid Mark of ELM Press. Her work appears in The Book of Irish American Poetry From the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Notre Dame), and her poems have twice been solicited for inclusion in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror (St.Martin’s). She has authored libretti for three operas – The Black Swan; Sukey in the Dark; and an operatic version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Scandal in Bohemia – all in collaboration with the composer Thomas Whitman and Philadelphia’s Orchestra 2001.  A 1993 Pew Fellow, she serves currently as Poet in Residence at the Rosenbach Museum and Library, and she teaches at Swarthmore College, where she is a Professor in the Department of English Literature and directs the Program in Creative Writing.  You can read the poetry of Nathalie Anderson in The Fox Chase Review at this link:

Teresa Leo hails from the coal-mining region of northeastern Pennsylvania.  She moved to Philadelphia in 1988 to attend Temple University’s creative writing program and has lived in the Philadelphia area since then. She is a former columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Commentary Page, past Editor of Painted Bride Quarterly, and has served as Acting Director of the Kelly Writers House. She is the author of a book of poems, The Halo Rule, winner of the Elixir Press Editors’ Prize.  Her poems have appeared in The Fox Chase Review, The Schuylkill Valley Journal, Italian Americana, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and elsewhere.  She has received fellowships from the Pew Fellowships in the Arts, the Leeway Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.  She works at the University of Pennsylvania.  You can read the poetry of Teresa Leo in The Fox Chase Review at this link:

Next Up:  Marie Elizabeth Mali and Dilruba Ahmed in Fox Chase March 25th

                    Steve Delia, Musical Guests The Sun Bear Trio plus an open mic dedicated to Louis McKee on April 29th.

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