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Reutter and Sahms-Guarnieri in Delaware 11-8-14


jackson inn

Featured Readers

 g emil reutter and Diane Guarnieri 

November 8, 2014    5-7 p.m.

2nd-saturday-poets-1-21-12-guarnieri-reutter-readiing-017g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia where he founded The Fox Chase Review and The Fox Chase Reading Series.  Nine collections of his poetry and prose have been published by Stonegarden.net, Blazevox Books and Persistenica Press. . His newest fiction collection, Thugs, Con Men, Pigs and More was just published  by Red Dashboard Press. You cu can visit him at   https://gereutter.wordpress.com/about/  on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYeH7ihUbKQ

IMG_0539Diane 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

The Jackson Inn – 101 North DuPont Road, Wilmington, DE 19807-1305 . $5.00 admission.                    

Open mic to follow the featured readings! Bring your own poetry or short prose to read. Please time your reading beforehand and limit your reading to 3 minutes or less.

Reading Series on Break – But We Will Be Out and About

diane-sahms-guarnieri-reads-at-book-launch-10-15-11-017The Fox Chase Reading Series will be on summer break until September 28th when the series returns with MM Wittle and Rodger Lowenthal at Ryerss Museum and Library. Please note the new start time of 1 p.m. Schedule here: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/docs/FCR2014ReadingSchedule.pdf

Where We Will Be During the Summer


July 23rd @ 7 p.m.

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

South Jersey Poets Collective

Dante Hall Theater – Richard Stockton College

14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City New Jersey

August 4th @ 7 p.m.

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter

Stone Soup Poetry Series

Out Of The Blue Art Gallery

106 Prospect Street

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 

August 27th @ 7 p.m.

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri –g emil reutter- Mel Brake

Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub

August 27th @ 7 p.m.

1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

September 19th @ 7p.m.

g emil reutter – Noah Cutler

Fabio and Danny’s Station Café

Wayne Train Station

135 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, Pa. 19087

November 1st @ 7 p.m.

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri – g emil reutter and Others

“The Jackson Inn Presents: Breakout the Straight Jacket…An Evening of Poetry and Music.”

Jackson Inn, 101 North Dupont Road, Wilmington, De. 19801


2nd Saturday Poets 2nd Haiku Night

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Jackson Inn  5-7 p.m.

Please bring your own original haiku to share on March 8, 2014. Each haiku should be a short three-line poem. Each poet can read up to ten haiku. Back by popular demand, Lisamarie McGrath, who teaches flute at Bryn Mawr Conservatory, will improvise interludes with her silver flute and Native American flutes. Minako Kobayashi, haiku poet and Japanese language teacher at Haverford College, will read haiku classics in Japanese, along with their translations, and present her haiku calligraphy. Nadia Gabi, Swiss guitarist and folksinger, will perform before the reading and during the break. If you have questions, contact Bob Davis at rhambling@verizon.net .  After the haiku readings, there will be an open mic for short poems and prose of any format. Please limit your open mic reading to three minutes.


Even in a single blade of grass       In my medicine cabinet                         The crane’s legs

the cool breeze                                         the winter fly                      have gotten shorter

finds a home.                            has died of old age.                            in the spring rain.

–Kobayashi Issa                          –Jack Kerouac                                –Matsuo Bashō


The Jackson Inn, Inc.

101 North DuPont Road, Wilmington, DE 19807-3105

Phone:  302-652-9972

Open mic to follow the featured readings! Bring your own poetry or short prose to read.

Please limit your reading to 3 minutes

The Jackson Inn is located at the corner of North DuPont Road and Lancaster Avenue, across the street from the Lancaster Avenue entrance to the Silverbrook Cemetery and facing the large sculpture on the corner of North DuPont Road that fronts the Cab Calloway School for the Performing Arts (the old Wilmington High School).  There will be the usual $5 cover, which gifts the featured readers. Free parking is available in the parking lot that surrounds the Inn. The food is tasty and reasonably priced!   NOTE:  The Jackson Inn holds a tavern license, and while it serves food, it is restricted to the limitations of a tavern for serving alcohol. That means Second Saturday attendees MUST BE 21 or older to attend readings at the Jackson Inn.


Hope to see you there!

Poetry with a P(0)int – Hummingbirds Lounge atop Catherine Rooney’s

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We traveled down the I-95 corridor to Wilmington for Poetry with a Point at Hummigbirds Lounge in Trolley Square. As with most poetry events we attend in Delaware the place was packed. The evening offered an eclectic mix of original and established works of poetry, fiction,  music and art. The Host Bert Moniz did an excellent job of keeping the evening moving and it was quite enjoyable. Billed as “To Anna and Pablo with Love” the evening did not disappoint.

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Kenny Vanello opened and closed the evening with a beautiful song Love is a Simple Melody.

Poetry with A Point 008Poet Elsie Dobga kicked off the poetry segment with young love gone wrong

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Owen Compton continued the theme in song

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Bob Davis shared a libidinous piece of flash fiction.



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Poetry with A Point 017A tribute to Pablo Neruda followed with Luz reading the original Spanish version and Diane Sahms-Guarnieri reading the English translation of Sonnets 93 and 94. Diane shared an introduction into the works of Neruda.

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Luz displayed a painting dedicated to her grandfather.

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Roya Carney followed with the songs Bring You My Love and Dancer.

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Diane Sahms-Guarnieri reads a poem from her collection “Images of Being”

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Anton Shepsly and Barb Gray followed with reading Anton reading the original Russian and Barb reading the English translation of works by Anna Akhmatova followed by a discussion “Is it lost in Translation”.


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It was a great evening for poetry, fiction, music and art at Hummingbirds Lounge in Wilmington. You can view more photos from this event at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157603927065737/

A new poetry and reading series in Wilmington Delaware

Poetry with a P(o)int


February 21st @ 7pm

Hummingbird To Mars Atop Catherine Rooney’s Irish Pub

Trolley Square- 1616 Delaware Avenue

Wilmington, De 19806

Website: http://www.catherinerooneys.com/