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A Road Well Traveled

Please visit our new book review site : North of Oxford


FCR has enjoyed a great run, publishing 21 issues of The Fox Chase Review , an international review of poetry and fiction  over seven years. Presented hundreds of poets and writers at our featured reading series, open mic and outdoor poetry events. Thanks to our poetry editor and Broadside publisher, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri. Fiction editors Russell Reece, Robert Hambling Davis, Sandra Davidson, T.G. Davidson, O.L. Barnes. Creative non-fiction editor MM Wittle. Our  occasional reading series hosts, F. Omar Telan, Bruce Kramer, Rodger Lowenthal and Mel Brake.  Thanks to our web editors, Katie Reutter and Sandra Davidson who made the review possible on line.


Our blog has been widely read, full of  book reviews, essays, poetry and literary news, interviews of poets and writers as well as area news. . We thank all those who contributed to the blog. The main focus of the review, reading series and blog has always been to promote poets and writers and we believe we have achieved this goal.

We now look forward to new challenges and goals, using more of our time to create and explore the craft.

To view past issues of The Fox Chase Review please click on the links under the Masthead.

Thanks to all the poets and writers who contributed, the great editorial staff, and occasional hosts of the readings series who kept FCR going.

The Fox Chase Review

The Fox Chase Reading Series Venues

Featured Reading Series @ 3 Sisters Corner Cafe

Featured Reading Series @ 3 Sisters Corner Cafe


Featured Reading Series @ Ryerss Museum and Library

Featured Reading Series @ Ryerss Museum and Library

2nd Tuesdays Open Mic @ The Blue Ox Bistro and Hop Angel Brauhaus

2nd Tuesdays Open Mic @ The Blue Ox Bistro and Hop Angel Brauhaus

2nd Tuesdays Open Mic @ The Red Rooster Inn

2nd Tuesdays Open Mic @ The Red Rooster Inn

Poets In The Park - Lions Park

Poets In The Park – Lions Park

Poets on the Porch @ Ryerss

Poets on the Porch @ Ryerss Museum and Library








Poets @ Pennypack

Poets @ Pennypack Park

We leave you with these wise words for all poets and writers to follow:

“Be what you are. Give what is yours to give. Have style. Dare.” – Stanley Kunitz



Looking Back in Photographs- Moving Forward

As we move forward with The Fox Chase Reading Series in 2012 we thought we could take the time to look back over the last five years in photographs. We hope you enjoy the view.

Featured Poets Series at 3 Sisters Corner Café and Ryerss Museum and Library 2007-2011

2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic 2009-2011

 Poets in the Park 2010-2011

 Poets on the Porch 2010-2011

 Featured Poets and Writers Series at Ryerss Museum and Library 2012-

There was a glow in the cafe

Everyone enjoyed the poetry and prose of April Lindner and Noah Cutler.

Photographs from the Lindner-Cutler Reading at this link:

Lindner and Cutler in Fox Chase January 29th

January 29th @2pm – The Fox Chase Reading Series presents the prose and poetry of Noah Cutler and April Lindner at 3 Sisters Corner Café, 7950 Oxford Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.

April Lindner is the author of Jane, a novel from Little, Brown’s Poppy released in October 2010. Her poetry collection, Skin, received the 2002 Walt McDonald first book poetry prize from Texas Tech University Press. With R. S. Gwynn, she co-edited Contemporary American Poetry, an anthology in Longman’s Penguin Academics series. She is an Associate Professor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. You can read the poetry of April Lindner in The Fox Chase Review at this link: 2010 AW

Noah Cutler is a retired real estate lawyer living in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He enjoys writing essays and novels, as well as writing and performing his poetry. Short stories are a very recent genre for him, and he is excited about the new adventures it is providing. You can read the prose of Noah Cutler in The Fox Chase Review at this link: 2010 SU

2010 in Review


The FCR continues to expand its readership and the grade of excellence of its published poets and writers. We have been faithful to our mission in providing our readers with a mixture of poetic voices under the guidance of our Poetry Editor, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri.  In 2010, we published three editions and remain committed to releasing three editions a year.  Our expanded fiction section has been well received and we will continue to expand under the guidance of our Fiction Editor, O.L. Barnes. 

The FCR focuses on the literary promotion of our published poets and writers.  Our Web Designer, SR Moser, has developed a sleek format to facilitate this endeavor by taking our readers straight to our writers’ work, without the bells and whistles that distract from the literary content.   January 2011 will mark the release of our ninth edition. 

This is the third year that The FCR has nominated poets/writers for The Pushcart.  We hope to crack this ceiling with an award sometime in the future. In addition, we are researching other avenues to promote the poets and writers that we publish. This year has marked a change in our submission policy.  Poets and writers can query The FCR and request an invitation to submit.  We look forward to 2011.

THE FOX CHASE READING SERIES includes the following venues:

  1. Featured Poets Series: This series has completed its third season at 3 Sisters Corner Café, 7950 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. This intimate cafe has a great vibe.  Our two featured poets per month came from our city and from across the United States. The featured poets are follwed by an open mic.  The café changed ownership during 2010; however, the new owners remain committed to the reading series. So if you can, come out and support the venue and the poets who read here.
  2. 2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic: This series entered its second season in 2010. Tough economic times forced the closing of our venue and after finding a temporary home, we decided to go on hiatus in the spring of 2010. We are pleased to announce that in December of 2010, this popular series returned to The Hop Angel Brauhaus, 7980 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. The quality of established and emerging poets who read in this series is simply amazing. Depending on the crowd size, each poet is permitted ten minutes to read their poetry.  We thank The Hop Angel for bringing us back onboard and for their commitment to the arts in Fox Chase.  The Brauhaus has a great menu and drink selection. We are looking forward to an outstanding season in 2011.
  3. Poets in the Park: 2010 marked our first outdoor poetry reading in Lions Park, 7900 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.  The reading was held July 31st , a warm summer evening. The five poets who read provided this well attended event with excellent poetry.   Special thanks to The Northeast Lions and The Rockledge/Fox Chase Business Association who maintain this beautiful park in the heart of Fox Chase.  Poets in the Park will return on July 16, 2011.  Six poets will read from the gazebo in the park.
  4. Poets on the Porch: 2010 also marked our first reading on the porch of The Historic Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.   The reading was held on August 20th with an electric atmosphere. The seven poets who read were well received and a great time was had by all. Special thanks to the staff of Ryerss Museum and Library for the use of their beautiful outdoor facility. Poets on the Porch will return on August 20, 2011, with seven poets reading on the porch.

You can find out who is reading at our venues by visiting the ninth edition of The Fox Chase Review that will be released in January 2011 and by visiting our blog at this link: Fox Chase Reading Series 2011 Schedule


The Fox Chase Reading Series Blog was originally created to compliment The Fox Chase Review and The Fox Chase Reading Series. In 2010 we were able to expand to book reviews by our staff, Diane Sahms- Guarnieri, Rodger Lowenthal, Alfred Hayes and Charles Loudon. In addition, we promote books that come to our attention by poets/writers who are published in FCR and highlight literary links of interest.  2010 marked the departure of Charles Loudon who moved on to other adventures.  If you have a review you believe the FCRS blog would have an interest in please submit it to for consideration.


g emil reutter had his eighth release, Carvings, published in November 2010 and we have created a blog in support of the release. For information on Carvings please visit:

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri , our poetry editor, will release Images of Being, a full-length poetry collection in October 2011. We will keep you updated.

SR Moser continues to write, garden in the pacific northwest while exploring her art of photography.

Rodger Lowenthal continues to publish book reviews and poetry in the small press. Rodger is looking forward to finding a home for his manuscript in 2011.

Alfred Hayes has fled the winter months in Burholme and is traveling throughout the southwest on his Harley, where he will visit with Charles Loudon in New Mexico. We look forward to his return, unless Charles keeps him out west!


Ron Silliman has named us The Fox Chase Collective. Truly, that is what we are. A collective dedicated to the promotion of the written word on- line and the spoken word in performance.  The road has been bumpy and full of surprises. We wish the venues that support our reading series great success in 2011.  We hope our readers of The Fox Chase Review continue to enjoy the poets and writers that we bring to them.   Special thanks to Frank Wilson – The Books Inq. Blog; Ron Silliman; Anthony Buccino – The New Jersey Poetry Blog;  Nathalie Anderson –promoter of  literary events in Southeastern Pennsylvania;  local newspapers and various websites for including a number of FCR and  FCRS events on their blogs and announcements.

We have grown over the last three years and look forward to continued growth in 2011. 

The Fox Chase Collective 

Klein and Worrell close out 2010 Season


Our last event of the 2010 season was held on December 18th featuring poets Dave Worrell and Ish Klein at 3 Sisters Corner Café. Worrell and Klein closed out our season with a great reading followed by open mic readers Bruce Kramer, Ken Wolman, Charity Han, CA Conrad, Mike Cohen, Noah Cutler, Susan Robbins.

For photographs of the event please visit this link:

We wish everyone a beautiful December. The ninth edition of The Fox Chase Review will be released the first week of January  and we will return for our first event of 2011, 2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic, 7:30pm on January 11th– Hop Angel Bruahaus, 7980 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.

Until then,

The Fox Chase Collective

Mckee and Lee Heat Up in Fox Chase

Winter has arrived early in Fox Chase with temperatures dipping below freezing tonight. Lou McKee and Jeff Lee warmed the crowd at 3 Sisters Corner Café at the Featured Poets Series with their poetic stylings offering a relaxing atmosphere following Black Friday. These fine poets were followed by an outstanding open mic. To view photos of the event please visit:

Next Featured Poets Reading- November 27th @ 2pm

You can learn more about our featured poets on November 27th by visiting their websites: 

Louis McKee : 

Jeffrey Ethan Lee: 

For more information on the Nov. 27th Featured Poets Reading please click here:

McKee and Lee in Fox Chase November 27th

Guy and Cohen Fall into Fox Chase

Hanoch Guy and Mike Cohen fell into Fox Chase this afternoon showering the coffee shop with words as leaves of green, gold and red floated through the air. Cohen and Guy were joined in the open by Barbara Terode, Rodger Lowenthal, Bernedette McBride, B.E. Kahn and Bill Conrad.

Diane Sahms Guarnieri and g emil reutter read two poems by Jack Powers published in The Fox Chase Review as a tribute to Jack. The open ended with Bluesman Saul Broudy.

A great time was had by all. Next up McKee and Lee in Fox Chase. View more photographs at our flickr site:


Two Events in Fox Chase October 23rd!


Cohen and Guy in Fox Chase October 23rd  2:pm at 3 Sisters Corner Cafe.


Secret Cinema presents Fairmount Park Film Treasures at Ryerss Museum and Library . Doors open at 5:30pm- Film Screening begins at 7:30pm