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An Excellent End to Natl. Poetry Month in Fox Chase

Featured Poets Dan Maguire and Ann E. Michael

Featured Poets Dan Maguire and Ann E. Michael

The calming influence of Dan Maguire and Ann E. Michael overcame the 2nd floor gallery of Ryerss Museum and Library, an excellent poetry reading. The features were followed by an outstanding open mic with: David Kozinski, Michele Belloumini, Lynette Esposito, Marcia Carsello.

Photographs can be viewed here:


Coming up next:

Poets @ Pennypack II – May 10th:  https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/poets-pennypack-ii-may-10th/


From David Kozinski


Submission Guidelines for the Eleventh Annual Dogfish Head Poetry Prize

 The Eleventh Annual Dogfish Head Poetry Prize for the winning book-length manuscript by a poet residing in the Mid-Atlantic states (DE, MD, VA, PA, NJ, NY, WVA, and NC) will consist of $500, two cases of Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Beer*, book publication by Broadkill River Press,  and 10 copies of the book (in lieu of royalties).

The rules are: Manuscripts must be received by midnight, September 2, 2013 (Labor Day).  Manuscripts received after Labor Day will not be considered.  Eligible poets must reside in the above listed states and be twenty-one years of age or older by the date of the award. *  The manuscript is to be submitted electronically in one MS Word document attachment.  Send to Prize co-ordinator Linda Blaskey at dogfishheadpoetryprize@earthlink.net.  Snail mail submissions will not be accepted.

Send two title pages with each submission: one with the title of the manuscript, your name, address, phone numbers and e-mail address; the second with just the manuscript title.   No manuscript is to have any author-identifying information other than the one title page and will be rejected if it does.   The manuscript should have an acknowledgement page of poems previously published, and in which publications and/or web-sites they appeared.  Judging is blind and double-tiered.

The manuscript must be book-length (between 48 and seventy eight pages of original work – no translations) and no more than roughly  thirty lines to a page, including the poem’s title and two line-spaces between the title and the body of the poem.  A poem may be more than one page.  The book’s dimensions will be 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches, with a minimum of half-inch side margins, and printed in 12 point type, so avoid very long lines.

The award will be presented to the poet on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at the Dogfish Head Brewpub and Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  The winner must agree to attend this event and to read from their winning book at a reception honoring the winner.  The prize will be officially awarded by Sam Calagione, Founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Distillery, or by another company official.

The author of the winning manuscript also agrees to provide, within ten days of notification, a color head-shot photograph for the back cover and a dedication for the interior of the book.  The winner agrees to travel to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware at the winner’s expense for awarding of the prize.   Dogfish Head will provide the winner one night’s lodging in Rehoboth Beach where Dogfish Rehoboth Brew Pub and Restaurant is located.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales retains the right to use any of the winning work in promotional materials.

For questions and more information contact Linda Blaskey, Prize co-ordinator, at linblask@aol.com

For more information about Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, go to www.dogfish.com



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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Belluomini and Kozinski in Fox Chase October 28th

Join us for our last reading of 2012!

The Fox Chase Reading Series presents our featured poet/writers reading on October 28th @ 2pm featuring the poetry of Michele Belluomini and David Kozinski at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The Featured Poets will be followed by an open mic.

Michelle A. Belluomini is a poet, storyteller and librarian. Her work has been published in journals such as The Mad Poets ReviewPoetry MotelAmerican WritingAPR: Philly Edition, and most recently in the anthology COMMONWEALTH: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania. Her chapbook, Crazy Mary & Others won the 2004 Plan B Press Poetry competition. You can read the poetry of Michele A. Belluomini in The Fox Chase Review at these links:2008 WS2009 WS2009 AW

David P. Kozinski won the 7th Annual Dogfish Head Poetry Prize for his chapbook,Loopholes, published by the Broadkill Press. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize by the editors of the Schuylkill Valley Journal and the Mad Poets Review. He received the Dr. Eugene J. Szatkowski Achievement Award from the Americans of Polish Descent Cultural Society (AMPOL) for his poetry and visual art. You can read the poetry of David Kozinski in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12WS/DavidPKozinski.html

The Winter/Spring 2012 Edition of The Fox Chase Review is now on line.

The Winter/Spring 2012 Edition of The Fox Chase Review is now on line.

Poetry by Jenny Billings Beaver, Jane Chakravarthy, William Cordeiro, D.B. Cox, Rudy Garcia, Laura Kiesel, David Kozinski, Leslie Anne Mcilroy, Richard Okewole, Hayden Saunier

Fiction By Alexandra Isacson, Maria Takolander,   Natalia Cherjovsky

The Editors

Coming in January 2012

Coming this January, the Winter/Spring 2012 edition of The Fox Chase Review featuring:

Poetry by Jenny Billings Beaver, Jane Chakravarthy, William Cordeiro, D.B. Cox, Rudy Garcia, Laura Kiesel, David Kozinski, Leslie Anne Mcilroy, Richard Okewole, Hayden Saunier

Fiction By Alexandra Isacson, Maria Takolander,   Natalia Cherjovsky

The Editors

The Fox Chase Review

Fox Chase Reading Series 2012 Schedule

Featured Poets Series @ Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Burholme Park, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Start time: 2pm. Featured poets are followed by an open mic.

January 29, 2012 @ 2pm

Mike Cohen and  Anthony Buccino

February 26, 2012 @ 2pm

Nathalie Anderson and Teresa Leo

March 25, 2012 @ 2pm

Marie- Elizabeth Mali and Dilruba Ahmed

April 29, 2012 @ 2pm

Steve Delia with musical guests The Sun Bear Trio And an open reading dedicated to Louis Mckee

May 20, 2012 @ 2pm

Jack Veasey, Marty Esworthy, Christine O’Leary Rockey

June 24, 2012 @ 2pm

J.C. Todd and Hayden Saunier

September 23, 2012 @ 2pm

 Ditta Baron Hoeber and Kirsten Kaschock

October 28, 2012 @ 2pm

David Kozinski and  Michele Belluomini

RIP Bill Hetznecker

Doctor William H. Hetznecker III passed away on the 1st of April. Bill an accomplished professional in the medical field was also an accomplished poet.

The poet Diane Sahms-Guarnieri said of Bill, “He was a gentle man who always lent an ear to emerging poets encouraging them in the craft and offering inspiration. He always spoke fondly of his wife Noreen. I remember him kindly from our friendship at The Philadelphia Forum.”

The Poet Peter Krok said, “Bill was a talented poet and a very perceptive friend.  I regret his passing and his warm affection.  I know he missed Noreen and he wanted to be close to her again.”

The Poet David Kozinski said, “I find it quite appropriate that Bill died on April Fool’s Day, before anyone had a chance to pull a foolie on him. It’s as if he left us with a wink and that sweet, wry smile.”

The poem Crow Business by Bill Hetznecker courtesy of Peter Krok


        Crows define their arc of sky

        with harsh sentinel squawks.

        They strut from the roadside,

        snatch a shred of asphalt squirrel.

        They convene above the gravestones,

        clot, flit from roost to air,

        caw and clack among the pin oaks.

        Crows condense black in the eye,

        inflict racket in the ear,

        appear in guises

        composed by the mind.

A poem by David Kozinski in honor of Bill:

As Winter Cedes To Spring

(in memory: Dr. Bill Hetznecker)

Despite the inside-out cooling of Alprazolam,

even while fumbling for a hank of gratitude

as foreign to my habit as a priest’s vestments,

I feel the heat come down into my head,

sweat swelling in my pores

as if I’d stopped running on a July afternoon.


My friend’s body’s betrayal of him I take personally

as a ransacking, a robbery.


Fifteen years from early middle

to late middle age have flowed

through my fingers faster for this friendship,

recent by the measure

of a life flush with friends

I’ve known for four-fifths of it, and longer.


These aren’t bells soft or celebratory,

a fool’s jingles, calla bells or baritone horns,

aren’t beckoning chimes or mourning bells.


They clang for the fire brigade and pull

my fists into knots around the handles

of buckets I run back and forth

between conflagration and stream,

water sloshing over the rims, spilling

half their fullness onto steaming ground


not even sure why I’m running

or what spitting at death means.


*                       *                       *                       *                                 

When only rising smoke is left and cinders

blot the landscape we reset the stones,

replant the garden and quiet falls

where there is peace enough

to recognize in what’s left behind

what is dearest.


If my words are leaner and level and plumb

for knowing you, they sound

as chords for our song,

stand as the frame of what you give me

and what I hope to pass along.



4/1 (2:30 AM), 4/2; 4/3, 4/5/11

Obituary information: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mainlinemedianews/obituary.aspx?n=william-h-hetznecker&pid=149991733

Van Buskirk and Krok Pack the House

Another packed house at the 3 Sisters Corner Café in Fox Chase. Bill Van Buskirk and Peter Krok delighted the crowd with outstanding poetry and the open mic followed with Betti Kahn, Noah Cutler, Lisa Baron, Mike Cohen, Steve Delia, Rodger Lowenthal, Diane Sahms Guarnieri , Mary Guarnieri, Alisa Alfonsi, Tom McHugh, Jack Carrol, Joe Roarty and David P. Kozinski. To view photos from the reading please visit us on flickr at this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157614581079088/