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Kuzma and Worrell at PII Gallery

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CATHERINE KUZMA 
& DAVE WORRELL

Close to Home

PII Gallery is pleased to present a show of paintings and poems by Catherine Kuzma and Dave Worrell, respectively. To Kuzma, painting is a meditative process, each painting a conversation, communion with a creative power documented in color and impressions. In her most recent series CLOSE TO HOME, she celebrates local landscapes and patches of nature that have survived suburban development in southern New Jersey.
When Dave Worrell first saw the paintings exhibited in CLOSE TO HOME, he felt drawn into a very familiar world. The poems that have emerged from Dave’s contemplation of Catherine’s paintings evoke a South Jersey landscape much impaired by human encroachment, yet still retaining isolated spots of beauty and tranquility: the yet-lingering consolations of the natural world through which flashes of the eternal shine through.
April 3 – 25
Special Reception will be held on April 1, from 6-9pm.
Opening reception on April 3, 6-9pm.

PII Gallery

242 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Gallery Hours 
Thursday – Saturday 
12 – 6pm & special appointment

 

Tomas Transtromer: Poet and Nobel Literature Prize winner dies

Tomas Transtromer

Read more and watch video : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/tomas-transtromer-poet-and-nobel-literature-prize-winner-dies-10139791.html

Red Dashboard Cruises into Ryerss

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8074652084_ca16faf524_oFollowing the last snow of the winter Red Dashboard cruised on into Ryerss Museum and Library for a featured reading. Writers Elizabeth Akin Stelling, Barry Gross, Marion Deutche Cohen, g emil reutter, Joshua Gray, Erin Locks and Laura Madeline Wiseman brought new life into the parlor of the museum. Open mic readers Keya Acharya, Steve Delia and Diane Sahms-Guarnieri delighted the crowd. You can view more photographs here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157629096910438/

 

Winners of The 2nd Ryerss Museum and Library Youth Poetry Contest Announced

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Poet in Residence of Ryerss Museum and Library, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri has announced the winners of the 2nd Ryerss Museum and Library Youth Poetry Contest. Winning students will read their poems in celebration of National Poetry Month on April 4th @ 1 p.m. in the 2nd floor gallery of Ryerss.
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9th Grade –  1st  – Richard Spencer – Central High School
                         2nd – Grace Brighter – Saint Hubert High School
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10th Grade-  1st  –  Monica Volodarsky – Central High School
                         2nd  –  Vy Tran – Central High School
                         3rd  – Jessica Zheng – Central High School
                        Honorable Mention – Ashley Padolina – Central High School
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11th Grade-  1st  – Melisa Phung – Central High School
                      2nd –   Chelsea Dunn – Mercy Vocational High School
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12th Grade-  1st  –  Danielle Talbot – Saint Hubert High School
                        2nd  –  Sarah Pimble – Saint Hubert High School
                        3rd  –  Nicole Vandermay – Saint Hubert High School
                         Honorable Mention  – Kelsi Burns – Saint Hubert High School

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Free Mohammed al-Ajami

https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/free-mohammed-al-ajami-2/

PEN and Amnesty call for release of imprisoned poet Mohammed al-Ajami

http://www.todayszaman.com/anasayfa_pen-and-amnesty-call-for-release-of-imprisoned-poet-mohammed-al-ajami_373614.html

Poet Jane Hirshfield On How To Read Poetry And Restore ‘Amazement’

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/20/jane-hirshfield-poetry_n_6896864.html

Dante’s biggest fans? The ‘poet of popes’ and his legacy at the Vatican

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/dantes-biggest-fans-the-poet-of-popes-and-his-legacy-at-the-vatican-91019/

Poetic injustice: The plight of persecuted women poets

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/poetic-injustice-plight-persecuted-women-poets-1492874

The poet Nikki Giovanni talks about sea turtles and space travel

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-banks-nikki-giovanni-20150317-column.html

The poet as ‘strategic’ ironist

http://fortnightlyreview.co.uk/2015/03/poetry-stylistic-irony/

World Poetry Day 2015

http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/world-poetry-day-2015/article7015417.ece

Poetry of Sorrow and Hope

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/03/19/poetry-of-sorrow-and-hope/

 

Red Dashboard in Fox Chase March 21st

red dashboard pressSaturday – March 21st @ 1 p.m The Fox Chase Reading Series presents the poets and writers of Red Dashboard Press. Open Mic will follow.  The reading will be held in the 2nd Floor Gallery of Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Ryerss sits atop the hill at Burholme Park. More information here: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/march-21st-the-fox-chase-reading-series-presents-red-dashboard-press/

Lee Varon in the Winter 2015 Edition of The Fox Chase Review

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Millionaires Son Shot by Lee Varon in The Fox Chase Review http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/w15lvaron.html