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FCR Broadsides 14-2 and 14-3 Available on Feb 23rd


Our Broadside Series continues with 14-2 and 14-3, printed in a limited edition of 30 copies.  Broadside 14-2, Surface Quality by Maria Keane and 14-3, Initial and Pass On by Michael Steffen will be available on February 23rd at our Featured Poet/Writer Reading at Ryerss Museum and Library. More information at this link: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/keane-and-steffen-in-fox-chase-february-23rd/

Sledding on the Hill and Poets in the Gallery

IMG_8749Burholme Sled Hill at RyerssJ. Erin Sweeney and Maryann L. Miller kicked off the 2014 season for The Fox Chase Reading Series at Ryerss Museum and Library. A fantastic featured reading was followed by an outstanding open mic with Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, Rodger Lowenthal, g emil reutter, Tom Mallocuk and Lester Mobley. Host Bruce Kramer did a wonderful job hosting the event. You can find photos at this link:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157629096910438/

Reminder: Baron Hoeber and Kaschock at Ryerss on September 23rd


The Fox Chase Reading Series presents our featured poet/writers reading on September 23rd @ 2pm featuring the poetry of Ditta Baron Hoeber and Kirsten Kaschock at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Guest Host: Rodger Lowenthal. The Featured Poets will be followed by an open mic

For more information please visit: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/baron-hoeber-and-kaschock-at-ryerss-on-september-23rd/



FCRS Fall Season

The Fox Chase Reading Series resumes at 3 Sisters Corner Cafe in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia. Please join us for these fine poets and an outstanding open mic. The schedule can be viewed here:


We look forward to seeing you!


April 13th– 7pm.

2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic at The Red Rooster Inn , 7960 Dungan Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The Fox Chase Reading Series presents this popular event hosted by Diane Sahms Guarnieri. Come and join us for open mic poetry, good food and a great venue!

Plenty of on site parking and the Septa 19 and 28 stop at the corner of Rhawn and Dungan Street. Sign up early for the open mic by emailing foxchasereadingseries@yahoo.com


April 24th- 2pm  

Featured Poets Reading at 3 Sisters Corner Café, 7950 Oxford Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The Fox Chase Reading Series presents Featured Poets Leonard Gontarek and Amy Small-McKinney followed by an open mic.


Leonard Gontarek is the author of four books of poems: St. Genevieve Watching Over Paris, Van Morrison Can’t Find His Feet, Zen For Beginners, and Déjà Vu Diner (Autumn House Press, 2006). His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Fence, Field, Pool, Volt, The Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, Hanging Loose, Poetry Northwest, Blackbird and The Best American Poetry (Paul Muldoon, editor). His poems also appear in the anthologies Joyful Noise! American Spiritual Poetry and The Working Poet. He has been nominated five times for the Pushcart Prize, and twice received poetry fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He conducts poetry workshops at The University City Arts League, Moonstone Art Center, The Kelly Writers House and in the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership. You can read the poetry of Leonard Gontarek in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/09-LGontarek.html 

.Amy Small-McKinney’s second chapbook, Clear Moon, Frost, is now available from Finishing Line Press. Her first chapbook, Body of Surrender (Finishing Line 2004), was showcased at Poet’s House in New York. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2004 and again in 2006. Her work has appeared in various journals, including Wild River Review, The Cortland Review, ForPoetry, Elixir Press, Mad Poets Review, upstreet, The Pedestal Magazine, and Blue Fifth Review. She was guest editor for the June 2006 issue of The Pedestal Magazine. Her poem, “Nigeria 2002,” was awarded third place in the 2007 Philadelphia Eco Poetry Project. Her Cockapoo, Willie, is working on second novel, Grrrs of Wrath. You can read the poetry of Amy Small-McKinney in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/14-ASmall-McKinney.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/10-AmySmallMcKinney.html

3 Sisters Corner Cafe is located one block from the SEPTA R-8 Station which is a 15 minute ride from Market East Station and across the street from the SEPTA Route 18 Bus Loop.

For Directions to our venues please visit: Philadelphia Poetry Map on Google

Van Buskirk and Krok in Fox Chase March 27th

The Fox Chase Reading Series, Featured Poets Reading, presents Poets Bill Van Buskirk and Peter Krok on March 27th @2pm at 3 Sisters Corner Café, 7950 Oxford Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Van Buskirk and Krok will be followed by an open mic.

Bill Van Buskirk is a Business professor by day and a Poet the rest of the time. He has published in the Comstock Review, Paterson Literary Review, LIPS, and many other journals. He has won five Ginsberg awards for his work. His book: This Wild Joy that Thrills Outside the Law won the Joie de Vivre Poetry Contest sponsored by the Mad Poet’s Review. His chapbook: Everything that’s Fragile is Important was a finalist in the Jesse Bryce Niles competition sponsored by the Comstock Review. He lives in Bethlehem with his poet-wife Lisa Baron, two children Elizabeth and Sam and the dog, Kazoo—the best singer in the family. He teaches at La Salle University

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 his work in The Fox Chase Review at : http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/16-PKrok.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/04-PeterKrok.html

Barrow and Roarty Warm Up Fox Chase

The Fox Chase Reading Series “Featured Poets Reading” at 3 Sisters Corner Cafe featured Samantha Barrow and Joe Roarty who quickly melted the snow in Fox Chase. The Features gave an excellent reading followed by an outstanding open mic with Diane Sahms Guarnieri, Bill Van Buskirk, Theresa Halscheid, Rodger Lowenthal, Dave Worrell and Tamara Oakman. For photos please visit:


Reminder: Barrow and Roarty in Fox Chase Feb. 27th

The Fox Chase Review presents The Fox Chase Reading Series “Featured Poets” reading at 3 Sisters Corner Café in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia. This month’s featured poets are Samantha Barrow and Joe Roarty. The reading is on February 27th at 2pm. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic. 

Samantha Barrow is a nationally celebrated poet, performer, activist and educator. She’s been known to ride her motorcycle around the country, sharing her work in bars, universities, libraries, cafes and sex shops. She is the author of GRIT and tender membrane, (Plan B Press), Jelly, ( a chapbook, Tiger/Monkey Alliance), and Chap, (self published). Her poetry, prose, reviews and interviews have been widely placed in places such as Off Our Backs, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia City Paper, Lesbian Nation and Feminist Review. She lives in New York City. You can visit her at this link: http://www.samanthabarrow.com and view her reading her work on youtube at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jSFsBbQUfM

 Joe Roarty has been a presence on various poetry scenes for over 30 years. Roarty is known as Chicagos Beat Poet due to his use of a drum while reading his unique work. Joe recently re-located to the Philadelphia area. Roarty has established a presence on the open mic circuit in Philadelphia and New York. His book Choruses I was released by Fractal Edge Press in 2005, (http://www.fractaledgepress.com/JoeRoartyChorusesI.htm ). You can read his work in The Fox Chase Review at this link: www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/08-JRoarty.html and view him reading his work at youtube at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgSq-w2jVJY&feature=channel_page

3 Sisters Corner Cafe is located at 7950 Oxford Ave, (corner of Barnes and Loney Sts.), Philadelphia, Pa. 19111


March 9th @ 7pm – 2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic now at The Red Rooster Inn, 7960 Dungan Road, (Dungan and Rhawn), Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.