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Poets @ Pennypack – April 12th – 1pm

Amp at Pennypack Environmental CenterThe Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present the first installment of Poets @ Pennypack on April 12, 2014: 1 pm to 3:30 pm – Amphitheater/Camp Fire area at the Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600-A Verree Rd, Philadlephia, Pa. The featured poets will be followed by an open reading. 

The Lineup

BEKahnB.E. Kahn – B.E. Kahn, a native Philadelphian, now lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. She is a recipient of Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and Pew Grants. She was awarded First Prize for Poetry at the Philadelphia Writers Conference and some of her other awards include The Lotus Bloom Journal and The Missouri State Poetry Prize. You can read the poetry of B.E. Kahn in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/10AW/BEKahn.html 

SchermerWendy Schermer – Wendy Schermer was born in Detroit, grew up in Philadelphia, and is now a resident of Arden, Deleware, where she has lived for the past eight years. Wendy shares her home with a dog and two cats who have been steadfast companions since her two sons became adults and made lives of their own in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, respectively. Although Wendy works full-time for the State of New Jersey’s Judiciary, her real love is writing. You can read the poetry of Wendy Schermer in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/Schermer.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/WendySchermer.html 

kramer Bruce Kramer – Bruce Kramer is a writer from South Jersey. Most of his work has appeared in boring technical documents, medical publications, and marketing propaganda, but he has also been published in the occasional magazine and literary publication. He believes in cold beer, rock and roll, and baseball. He sometimes acts like he is named after Bruce Springsteen, but he knows he is named after somebody much cooler. He has poetry forthcoming from Barrelhouse Magazine and you can read his poetry in the Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/BruceKramer.html

 PKrokPeter Krok – Peter Krok is the editor of the Schuylkill Valley Journal and serves as the humanities/poetry director of the Manayunk Art Center where he has coordinated a literary series since 1990. Because of his identification with row house and red brick Philadelphia, he is often referred to as “the red brick poet.” His poems have appeared in the Yearbook of American Poetry, America, Mid-America Poetry Review, Midwest Quarterly, Poet Lore, Potomac Review, Blue Unicorn and numerous other print and on-line journals. In 2005 his poem “10 PM At a Philadelphia Recreation Center” was included in Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (published by Penn State University). His book, Looking For An Eye, was published by Foothills Press in 2007. You can read the poetry of Peter Krok in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/16-PKrok.html

mallouckTom Mallouk  – Tom Mallouk’s work has appeared in a number of literary journals, including GW Review, The Pisgah Review, The Quercus Review, Red Rock Review, US 1 Worksheets, The Schuykyll Valley Journal and The Sun. His book, Nantucket Revisited, was published in May, 2013. He has been a psychotherapist for many years and resides in Doylestown Pennsylvania with his family. You can read the poetry of Tom Mallouck in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/w14tmallouk.html

???????????????????????????????Diane Sahms-Guarnieri – Diane Sahms Guarnieri is a Philadelphia Poet and Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review and co-curates The Fox Chase Reading Series. Her first collection Images of Being was released in October of 2011. She was awarded a grant in poetry from the AEV Foundation in May of 2013 and currently serves as Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum and Library in Philadelphia. . Diane’s poetry has been published widely in the small and electronic press. You can visit her at http://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/  and http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/  On Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9oJuy6i2gw

JCToddJ.C. Todd – J.C. Todd is the author of What Space This Body published by Wind Publications 2008 as well as Nightshade and Entering Pisces, chapbooks published by Pine Press. Her awards include a Fellowship in Poetry from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, two Leeway Foundation grants, and a fellowship to Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has an M.F.A. from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and teaches creative writing at Bryn Mawr College. You can read the poetry of J.C. Todd in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/JCTodd.html http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/10-JCTodd.html http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/04-JCTodd.html

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2012 Year in Review

2012 was a good year here in Fox Chase. We published three editions of The Fox Chase Review publishing 43 poets and 9 prose writers. We continued to strive to offer diverse selections of poetry and prose to our readers. We encourage you to read the works of these artists at these links:  

Our 2012 Editions of The Fox Chase Review


.and visit: Comprehensive List of Contributors for our archives.

The Fox Chase Reading Series  partnered with Ryerss Museum and Library in Fox Chase to present eight events featuring 16 Poets in the second floor gallery of the museum.       

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Our Poetry Editor Diane Sahms-Guarnieri conducted 2 workshops in 2012. The Tenth Muse Poetry Workshop for the Delaware Literary Connection in April and for The Fox Chase Reading Series at The Hop Angel in November.

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The Fox Chase Review and Reading Series Blog promotes our readings, poets, writers,  interviews, book reviews and general information of interest for our readers and the Fox Chase community.

We are looking forward to 2013 with nine events featuring eighteen poets/writers reading for The Fox Chase Reading Series at Ryerss Museum and Library.  For dates and times please see our schedule at: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/docs/ReadingSeries2013.pdf . In January we will release of the Winter/Spring 2013 edition of The Fox Chase Review and are pleased to announce Poets on the Porch returns with 17 poets reading on the porch of Ryerss Museum and Library on July 13th.

The review and reading series are made possible by

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Poetry Editor Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

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Fiction/Web Editor S.R. Moser

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Fiction Editor T.G. Davidson

Rodger Lowenthal reading 3-27-11

Occasional Book Reviewer and Host Rodger Lowenthal

In addition to contributors of book reviews and the poets and writers who grace our review with their work and read at our series. We do this for our love of the art of the written word and look forward to 2013 and your continued support.

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The Calm Before The Storm- Belloumini and Kozinski close out 2012 Season

Just before Hurricane Sandy meets up with two cold fronts and travels up the Delaware Bay the calming poetic voices of David Kozinski and Michele Belloumini stirred the crowd in the 2nd floor gallery of Ryerss Museum and Library. 

Thanks to open mic poets Joe Roarty, Steve Delia and Diane Sahms-Guranieri.

We thank everyone who has supported the reading series this year and look forward to our first reading of 2013 with Lester Mobley and Bruce Kramer on the last Sunday of January 2013.

Our next event: November 10th-  The Tenth Muse Workshop with Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

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The Tenth Muse Poetry Workshop – November 10th

Registration for The Tenth Muse Poetry Workshop is now closed. Thanks to all those who signed up for this event. The workshop will be held in the intimate Fox Chase Room of The Hop Angel Brauhaus on November 10th. If you have an interest in attending check back for cancellations.

The Tenth Muse Workshop with Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

There are only 6 spots remaining for the November 10th Poetry Workshop. To learn more and register please visit: The Tenth Muse Workshop with Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

 

The Tenth Muse Workshop with Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

Only 15 spots open

 A Poetry Workshop for Novice & Experienced Poets

Workshop Leader: Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

Sponsored by The Fox Chase Reading Series
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hop Angel Brauhaus, 7980 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

Poems are words. These words are uniquely the poets and may through the revision process become poems, which will merit a place in any publication. In creating, there is always room for revision, as T.S. Eliot writes in Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, “for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.” The poet always has final say in the completion of their poem(s); however, “Workshopping” can be a means whereby a poet is joined by other poets in the tedious revision process. This workshop will afford each poet a unique opportunity to read/perform one of their own poems in front of others; to hear their work read by another; and to have constructive input from others, while being guided by the workshop leader. Revisions by peers are only meant as suggestions (to be regarded or discarded). This workshop may be just what you’re looking for to assist you in the revision process and ultimately help you in finishing a poem, or it may get you just one step farther along in the revision process. Whatever the outcome, this will be an enjoyable event.

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri is a native Philadelphia poet and currently the poetry editor of The Fox Chase Review. She has served on the editorial board of Philadelphia Stories magazine and founded The Center City Poets Workshop. Her poetry has been published in The Southern Ocean Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Autumn Sky Poetry, Many Mountains Moving, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Fox Chase Review, Folio, Philadelphia Stories, Mid-West Cultural Council, Mad Poets Review, Northern Liberties Review, Levittown Leader, The Camel Saloon, Limited Editions among others.

Her latest release is Images of Being. Nicolette Milholin of the Montgomery County News said of Images of Being,“Like a well-written memoir, Sahms-Guarnieri’s work shoots straight to the center of human experience instead of hiding pain under a false fabric of pretension.” Barbara Bialick of the Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene said, “To Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, images are an all-important way she remembers people from her childhood and on into motherhood.”

The workshop will be limited to 15 participants. Reserve your spot now. The cost of the workshop is $25.00. Please register for the workshop and send two poems no later than 10/20/12 in word doc to foxchasereadingseries@yahoo.com attention Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

What workshop participants said about The Tenth Muse Poetry Workshop :

~Diane was very supportive to each and every participant and handouts were super. She was great about allowing participant feedback, as well as her own, really well done!  I learned a lot. – K.H.

~Excellent, informative, helpfulWendy S.

~It was a wonderful workshop.  You are an excellent leader.  You found the positive in each poem and gave really excellent suggestions.  Thank you – Arlene H.

~My first time and I really enjoyed it!  So great to know others who share a love of poetry and language.   The dialogue and handouts were great too. – Jane M.

~Very much appreciated the excellent organization, adherence to time for each poet, and the wealth of helpful information – Eleanore M.

~I use this format when critiquing in a poetry group.  It really worked extremely well here.  What a lot of work and thought went into this workshop.  Thank you – I am sure as I read the handouts and remember comments I will further benefit– E.Jean L.

~Wonderful! Great presentation and preparationMarie K.

The Tenth Muse – A Poetry Workshop with Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

A Poetry Workshop for Novice & Experienced Poets

Workshop Leader: Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

Sponsored by

The Delaware Literary Connection

Saturday, April 21st, 2012, 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE

Poems are words. These words are uniquely the poets and may through the revision process become poems, which will merit a place in any publication. In creating, there is always room for revision, as T.S. Eliot writes in Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, “for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.” The poet always has final say in the completion of their poem(s); however, “Workshopping” can be a means whereby a poet is joined by other poets in the tedious revision process. This workshop will afford each poet a unique opportunity to read/perform one of their own poems in front of others; to hear their work read by another; and to have constructive input from others, while being guided by the workshop leader. Revisions by peers are only meant as suggestions (to be regarded or discarded). This workshop may be just what you’re looking for to assist you in the revision process and ultimately help you in finishing a poem, or it may get you just one step farther along in the revision process. Whatever the outcome, this will be an enjoyable event.

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri is a native Philadelphia poet and currently the poetry editor of The Fox Chase Review. She has served on the editorial board of Philadelphia Stories magazine and founded The Center City Poets Workshop. Her poetry has been published in The Southern Ocean Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Autumn Sky Poetry, Many Mountains Moving, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Fox Chase Review, Folio, Philadelphia Stories, Mid-West Cultural Council, Mad Poets Review, Limited Editions among others. Her latest release is Images of Being. Nicolette Milholin of the Montgomery County News said of Images of Being, “Like a well-written memoir, Sahms-Guarnieri’s work shoots straight to the center of human experience instead of hiding pain under a false fabric of pretension.” Barbara Bialick of the Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene said, “To Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, images are an all-important way she remembers people from her childhood and on into motherhood.”  You can visit her on the web at: http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/

The workshop will be provided at no cost and will be limited to 20 participants. Please send Bob Davis: rhambling@verizon.net one poem as a doc, txt, or pdf attachment by April 14, if possible. If you don’t have access to a computer or e-mail, send a typed copy of your poem to: Poetry Workshop,273 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, DE 19711. Bring your own lunch or there are a number of restaurant venues within walking distance of the library.