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Recommended Reading for National Poetry Month

This is the first in a series of recommended books to read for National Poetry Month by the editors of The Fox Chase Review and hosts of The Fox Chase Reading Series.


From Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

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 Poems of Akhmatova – selected, translated, and introduced by Stanley Kunitz with Max Hayward



The Poems of Dylan Thomas – Edited with Introduction and Notes by Daniel Jones



 Poetry Daily, 366 Poems from the World’s Most Popular Poetry Website. Diane Boller, Don Selby and Chryss Yost  – Editors / Rita Dove and Dana Gioia – Advisory Editors




 How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry –  Edward Hirsch


Diane Sahms-Guarnieri is a Philadelphia poet and poetry editor of The Fox Chase Review. You can find her at https://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/

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.
9th Grade –  1st  – Richard Spencer – Central High School
                         2nd – Grace Brighter – Saint Hubert High School
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
11th Grade-  1st  – Melisa Phung – Central High School
                      2nd –   Chelsea Dunn – Mercy Vocational High School
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

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter in Harrisburg March 26th












March 26th @ 7 p.m.

Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102

More information here: http://www.almostuptown.com/

Celebrating Robert W. Ryerss and Philadelphia Railroad History – March 8th

On March 8th at 1 p.m. Edward Duffy will present a lecture and conduct a book signing of Philadelphia-  A Railroad History. If you plan to attend please rsvp the museum at: 215-685-0599. railroad history Philadelphia: A Railroad History describes the remarkable development of the railroad industry in Philadelphia and the intense competition that pitted the Pennsylvania Railroad against the Reading Railroad, and those two titans against the formidable Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to dominate the regional market. The book details the impact of the rail industry in the region s economy, the Philadelphia waterfront, and its port. It also highlights the key roles of the city s industrial giants during this colorful era, including Steven Girard, Matthias Baldwin, William Sellers, Franklin Gowen, John W. Garrett, George Roberts, and Edward G. Budd.

On March 8th at 2 p.m. The Friends of Ryerss and Museum staff invite all to a celebration of Robert W. Ryerss birthday. A fun event for children and adults at Ryerss. Poet in Residence, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri will read the poem A Quick Sketch of Robert Waln Ryerss. 

Robert Waln Ryerss on the steps of Burholme circa late 1800's courtesy of Ryerss Museum and Library

Robert Waln Ryerss on the steps of Burholme circa late 1800’s courtesy of Ryerss Museum and Library

Winter 2015 Edition of The Fox Chase Review is Now Live

Pennypack Creek - Winter

Pennypack Creek – Winter

The winter 2015 edition of The Fox Chase Review is now live.


This edition  features:

Poetry by:

M.P. Carver, Colin Dardis, Marty Esworthy, Melanie Eyth,  Gene Halus, Phil Linz, Gloria Monaghan, Stephen Page,  Chad Parenteau,  Prabha Nayak Prabhu,  Felino A. Soriano, Jack Veasey,  Lee Varon

Fiction by:

Ramona Long, Mary Pauer, Jeffrey Voccola


Sahms-Guarnieri to Feature at Café Improv in Princeton Jan. 24th

Our poetry editor, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri will feature at The Café Improv

January 24th @ 7 p.m.

Café Improv

Paul Robeson Center for the Arts

102 Witherspoon Street

Princeton, New Jersey 08542

For a complete lineup of artists for January 24th please visit 





The Second Annual Ryerss Youth Poetry Contest is Now Open

2015 - Flyer for poetry contest final

Poet in Residence, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri of Ryerss Museum and Library has announced the Second Annual Youth Poetry Contest is now open. Philadelphia area students in grades 9-12 will have until March 1st to visit and submit a poem about Ryerss Museum and Library or Burholme Park. Winning students in each grade level will read their poems at Ryerss on April 4th. Please view the flyer above for details.