Local Poet will host various events at Museum and Library
By Martha Moffat and Ruth Wiley – Ryerss Museum and Library
Lawndale poet and Poetry Editor of the Fox Chase Review, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, has been appointed Poet in Residence at the Ryerss Museum and Library. The poetry of Sahms-Guarnieri has been published widely in the small and electronic press and her first full length collection, Images of Being was published in 2011. She has been active in the literary community of Philadelphia conducting workshops and open mics; serving on editorial staffs; and co-hosting The Fox Chase Reading Series.
Diane has performed her poetry at various venues along the east coast of the United States. In 2013, she received a grant in poetry from the AEV foundation based in New York. Sahms-Guarnieri said she is looking forward to serving as Poet in Residence, “I am honored by this appointment and look forward to following in the footsteps of the Ryerss family, whom had poetry running through their bloodlines and had a faithful commitment to the community.” Sahms-Guarnieri said she is looking forward to bringing new visitors to Ryerss through workshops, poetry and art exhibits, and a youth poetry contest/reading for 9th to 12th grade students at area high schools. Sahms-Guarnieri will read a poem during the Victorian Christmas Bazar and Tea.
To learn more about Ryerss Museum and Library please visit: http://www.ryerssmuseum.org/