Category Archives: Philadelphia Poetry Scene

Summer 2015 Edition of The Fox Chase Review Coming This June

Trail at Pennypack Nature Sanctuary

Trail at Pennypack Nature Sanctuary – Philadelphia, Pa.

Coming this June… The summer 2015 Edition of The Fox Chase Review, our 21st. Until then visit the Winter edition at www.thefoxchasereview.org

Esposito and McClung Welcome Summer to Ryerss

Featured Poets Laren McClung and Lynette Esposito

Featured Poets Laren McClung and Lynette Esposito

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer and Poets Lynette Esposito and Laren McClung warmed up the old mansion at Ryerss. The featured poets were followed in the open mic by Louise Sprouse, Wendy Schermer, Norman Lampert, Ethyl Treatman Burns and Rodger Lowenthal.

You can see photographs of the event at this link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157629096910438

Next up: Poets on the Porch 2015 July 11th @ 1 p.m.

Broadsides 14-15 and 15-1 Available at May 23rd Reading

IMG_1541Our Broadside Series continues with 14-16 and 15-1 printed in a limited edition of 30 copies.  Broadside 14-16, Perception of Nails by Lynette G. Esposito and 15-1, The Piano Tuner  by Laren McClung. These broadsides will be available on May 23rd at our Featured Poet/Writer Reading with Laren McClung and Lynette G. Esposito at Ryerss Museum and Library. More information at this link: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/esposito-and-mcclung-in-fox-chase-may-23rd/

Poets Esposito and McClung in Fox Chase May 23rd

Lynette Esposito

Lynette Esposito

Lauren McClung

Laren McClung

Join us in the 2nd floor gallery of Ryerss Museum and Library at 1 p.m. for the poetry of Lynette Esposito and Laren McClung. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic. Ryerss is located atop the hill at Burholme Park, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. For more information visit: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/esposito-and-mcclung-in-fox-chase-may-23rd/

Esposito and McClung in Fox Chase May 23rd

Saturday – May 23rd @ 1p.m The Fox Chase Reading Series presents poets Laren McClung and Lynette Esposito in the 2nd Floor Gallery of Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Ryerss sits atop the hill at Burholme Park. An open mic follows the featured readers.

Laren McClung

Laren McClung

Laren McClung is the author of Between Here and Monkey Mountain (Sheep Meadow Press). She received a BA and MA from Arcadia University and an MFA from New York University. Her work has appeared in reviews including The Massachusetts Review, Cerise Press, The American Reader, PN Review, and War, Literature and the Arts. She has led writing workshops to residents at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island and to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  She lives in Philadelphia and currently teaches at New York University. You can read the poetry of Laren McClung in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/a14lmcclung.html

Lynette Esposito

Lynette Esposito

Lynette G. Esposito, MA, Rutgers, has been published in Readers Digest, The Philadelphia Inquirer, US1, various literary magazines and others. Lynette is the host of the Medford Arts Center Poetry Series. She lives with her husband, Attilio, in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Lynette’s poem Perception of Nails was published in the 2013 Autumn edition of The Fox Chase Review and can be viewed at our archives http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/archives.html

Sahms-Guarnieri and Reutter in New Hope May 7th

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Farley’s First Thursday, New Hope
Poetry Reading Series On Thursday, May 7, Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope, PA will feature poets Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter beginning at 7 PM. The reading is followed by a Q&A with the poets and an open reading (three minutes per poet) bring a poem (yours or that of a favorite poet) to share! Farley’s is located at 44 South Main Street, New Hope, 18938. Phone: 215-862-2452. ____________________________________________
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About the Poets
10525371354_910db773c9_oDiane Sahms-Guarnieri, a native Philadelphian, is the author of two full-length poetry collections: Images of Being (Stone Garden Publishing, 2011) and Night Sweat (Red Dashboard Press, forthcoming in January, 2016). She has been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Many Mountains Moving, Philadelphia Stories, Blue Collar Review, and Wilderness House Literary Review, among others. Awarded a grant in poetry from the AEV Foundation in 2013, she currently serves as Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum and Library and as Poetry Editor of the Fox Chase Review. More about Diane can be found at http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/ & https://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/ g emil reutter 2
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g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. Nine collections of his poetry and fiction have been published, most recently a collection of short stories, Thugs, Con-Men, Pigs and More released in 2014. His new book, From the Valley—Poems will be released in 2016. He can be found at https://gereutter.wordpress.com/about/

Congratulations to Gregory Pardlo on his Pulitzer

Gregory Pardlo, who was raised in Willingboro, won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. KATHY WILLENS  Associated Press

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/celebrities/20150428_Philly-born_Gregory_Pardlo_talks_about_his_Pulitzer_for_poetry.html