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Report from Poets on the Porch 2015

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri by F Omar Telan at Poets on the Porch 2015

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri by F Omar Telan at Poets on the Porch 2015

The Fox Chase Reading Series has concluded its run with Poets on the Porch 2015. It was a beautiful afternoon on the porch of Ryerss Museum and Library atop the hill at Burholme Park in Philadelphia, Pa. The crowd enjoyed a great reading of poetry under cover of the porch on a warm July day. Thanks to all the poets who shared their work, our hosts, F Omar Telan and Bruce Kramer and our book table monitor Nancy Sahms.

First Set Host F Omar Telan

First Set Host F Omar Telan

The first set was hosted by F Omar Telan and energized the crowd. Poets reading in the first set were:

Poet Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

Poet Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

Poet Emari DiGiorgio

Poet Emari DiGiorgio

Poet Maria Keane

Poet Maria Keane

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Poet  Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon

Poet Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon

 

 

 

 

Poet Gene Halus

Poet Gene Halus

Poet Russell Reece

Poet Russell Reece

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Ben Heins

Poet Ben Heins

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Poet g emil reutter

Poet g emil reutter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Host of Second Set Bruce Kramer

Host of Second Set Bruce Kramer

The second set was hosted by Bruce Kramer breezing to a beautiful conclusion. Poets reading in the second set were:

Poet Alice Wootson

Poet Alice Wootson

Poet Mel Brake

Poet Mel Brake

Poet Dave Worrell

Poet Dave Worrell

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Poet Wendy Schermer

Poet Wendy Schermer

Poet Charles Carr

Poet Charles Carr

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More photographs of Poets on the Porch 2015 can be viewed at our Flickr at this link:

Scenes from Poets on the Porch 2015
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March 21st – The Fox Chase Reading Series presents Red Dashboard Press

Saturday – March 21st @ 1 p.m The Fox Chase Reading Series presents the poets and writers of Red Dashboard Press. Open Mic will follow.  The reading will be held in the 2nd Floor Gallery of Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Ryerss sits atop the hill at Burholme Park.

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The Lineup 

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eas2Born in Fort Worth and raised in Carrollton, Texas, on Stockyard Rodeos and Pioneer Days during the 60-70s— Elizabeth Akin Stelling is a wife, mother, chef, an editor/writer, activist for CHD and grief counselling after losing her daughter to heart disease in 2000. Elizabeth is also managing editor of Red Dashboard LLC—Z-composition, Annapurna and Cowboy Poetry. She has works published in vox poetica, Referential Magazine, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Curio Poetry, Wordgathering, River Review, Tuck Magazine, CrazyLitMag, Texas Observer Magazine, and culinary trade magazines. And known as Chef E, her food poetry has been heard on CroptoCuisine Radio, out of Boulder, CO. Her most recent poetry collection: My South by Southwest- A Cast Iron Tempo Recollection.

James Temp “Preacher” Kelley was born and raised in the Salt Grass area of the JTKelleyTexas Gulf Coast near Houston, Texas. It was his rearing between this area of Texas and his grandparents’ farm in the central part of the state that he started developing into the one thing that he most wanted most to be, a cowboy. After graduating from Sam Rayburn High School, in Pasadena, Texas, he embarked on a career in the United States Army, which lasted for over twenty years, until he retired in 1993. Upon his retirement “Preacher” went to work for a major pharmaceutical company in northeastern Pennsylvania. Throughout his life “Preacher” has worked with livestock and chased arena lights of the small town rodeo circuit as a saddle bronc rider, and a bull rider. He also spent quite a bit of his spare time as a working cowboy with various small cattle concerns throughout the country. All of the things associated with rodeo and working cowboys were his passion, a passion that he still has today at age sixty. He currently resides in a small town in the mountainous Coal Region of northeastern Pennsylvania with his wife Kathleen, a pack of dogs, a couple of cats and a house full of grandchildren.”

BarryGrossBarry Gross doesn’t remember exactly when he first wrote, “Observe and Record” in one of his journals, but he uses that phrase from time time to remind himself why he writes. He has participated in poetry readings in New Hope, Newtown, Trenton, Philadelphia, and Souderton, where many of this book’s poems have been performed. He’s worked as a department store Santa Claus, a stadium beer vendor, window washer, bartender, waiter, cook, proofreader, newspaper production, and currently works as a teacher. Barry reviewed books for the Times of Trenton, and his work has been seen in The Mill Hunk Herald, The North Colorado Review, and the Bucks County Playhouse Best of Talk Story 2014. “Coiled Logic,” a Red Dashboard LLC Press production, is his first chapbook. .

LauraMadelineWiseman

Laura Madeline Wiseman is the author of more than a dozen books and chapbooks and the editor Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013).Her poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and reviews have appeared in Margie, Mid-American Review, Poet Lore, Blackbird, Arts & Letters, Prairie Schooner, Feminist Studies, Thirteenth Moon, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere. She has received an Academy of American Poets Award, a Mari Sandoz/Prairie Schooner Award, a Will P. Jupiter Award, a Susan Atefact Peckham Fellowship, a Louise Van Sickle Fellowship, several Pushcart Prize nominations, and grants from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the Focus for the Arts, the Center for the Great Plains Studies, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. She has a masters from the University of Arizona in Women’s Studies and a doctorate from the University of Nebraska in English. Currently, she teaches English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. http://www.lauramadelinewiseman.com/

Marion CohenMarion Deutsche Cohen is a mathematician, math prof, and the author of 23 books, including two memoirs. The latest memoir is Still the End: Memoir of a Nursing Home Wife. She teaches math and writing at Arcadia University in Glenside PA, where she has developed the course, Truth and Beauty: Mathematics in Literature, and is working on developing the course Alternating Currents: Societal Issues on the College Campus, where she will use, in lieu of a text, articles from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Other interests are classical piano, singing, Scrabble, thrift-shopping, ethnic food, four grown children, and five grands, including twins. Her website is:   www.marioncohen.net

Joshua Gray is an internationally published poet whose poems have been JoshuaGrayBioPicpublished in journals such as Poets and Artists, Front Range Review, Iconoclast, Zouch Magazine, Tar Wolf Review, Chaffin Journal and Blind Man’s Rainbow. He was the DC Poetry Examiner for Examiner.com for two years where he wrote reviews of books by local DC authors as well as reported on the local poetry scene. He regularly writes critiques of individual poems which can be read or linked to from his Web site. His book Beowulf: A Verse Adaptation With Young Readers In Mind was published by Zouch Six Shilling Press in 2012 and he is the editor of Pot and Sticks, a collection of poetry by Charles A. Poole, and Principles Of Belonging, Red Dashboard LLC Publishing. He lived in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India, but is currently back in the United States for a stint. http://joshuagray.co/

ErinLocks

Erin Locks has studied at CUNY Brooklyn, TNCJ Jersey, and is currently working as a Graduate Student in the field of Food/Economics and how it affects the family in various economies through history. She is a published poet, Annapurna Magazine, and attends open mics in New Jersey and PA.

 

 

 

Masington and Baroth in Fox Chase February 21st

Join us for our first reading of the 2015 Season 

Saturday – February 21st   @ 1p.m The Fox Chase Reading Series presents poets Maria Masington and Peter Baroth in the 2nd Floor Gallery of Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Ryerss sits atop the hill at Burholme Park. An open mic follows the featured readers.

Peter Baroth

Peter Baroth

Peter Baroth is a Philadelphia area writer, artist, and musician. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and Temple Law School. He has published a novel, Long Green (iUniverse), and a poetry chapbook, Ski Oklahoma (Wordrunner Chapbooks). He won the 2009 Amy Tritsch Needle Award in poetry. He is on the editorial board of Philadelphia Stories magazine. You can read the poetry of Peter Baroth in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/s14-pbaroth.html

 

Maria Masington

Maria Masington

Maria Masington is a writer from Wilmington, Delaware.  Her poetry has been published in The News Journal, Damozel Literary Journal, The Red River Review, The Survivor’s Review, and WANDERINGS, which she co-edited. Her short story, Impasario was published in Some Wicked by Smart Rhino Publishing. Once a month, you’ll find Maria at the Newark Arts Alliance where she emcees an open mic night for writers of all genres. You can read the poetry of Maria Masington in The Fox Chase Review at this  link:  http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/a14mmasington.html

Esposito and Lee – Sunday Nov. 30th @ 1 p.m.

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THIS READING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on November 30th with Lynette G. Esposito and Jeffrey Ethan Lee at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. .  The reading will begin @ 1 p.m. in the second floor gallery of the museum. The features will be followed by an open reading.

More information at this link: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/esposito-and-lee-in-fox-chase-november-30th/

Wunder and Rosenbloom in Fox Chase – October 26th

The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on October 26th with Bill Wunder and Robert Rosenbloom at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. .  The reading will begin @ 1 p.m. in the second floor gallery of the museum. The features will be followed by an open reading.

BillWunderBill Wunder is the author of Pointing at the Moon (WordTech Editions, 2008), Hands Turning the Earth (Wordtech Communications 2014), and a chapbook, A Season of Storms (Via Dolorosa Press, 2002.) In 2004, he was named Poet Laureate of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His poems have been widely published, and he has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in poetry. Bill has been a finalist numerous times in The T. S. Eliot Prize, and the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. In 2010, he was nominated for a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. He has read and lectured in local schools, colleges, festivals, book stores, libraries, and on public television. Bill serves as Poetry Editor of The Schuylkill Valley Journal. You can read the poetry of Bill Wunder in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11WS/BillWunder.html

RosenbloomRobert Rosenbloom hosts a monthly poetry reading at the Bridgewater Public Library for the Somerset Poetry Group. His poetry has appeared in the Paterson Literary Review and Lips. He’s the author of a chapbook, Reunion, published by Finishing Line Press. His day job is lawyer. He lives with his wife in Bound Brook. You can read the poetry of Robert Rosenbloom in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/Rosenbloom.html

Lowenthal and Wittle in Fox Chase – September 28th

The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on September 28th with Rodger Lowenthal and MM Wittle at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. .  The reading will begin @ 1 p.m. in the second floor gallery of the museum. The features will be followed by an open reading.

rodger-lowenthalRodger Lowenthal is a poet from Eastern Montgomery County Pennsylvania who is known to frequent Ryerss Museum and Library  in Fox Chase. He is an occasional contributor of book reviews to FCR and an occasional host at the reading series. He also hosts “Under the Stars”, a poetry and musical quarterly event. His poetic reviews of books have appeared on line in various literary blogs. He is known to pick up pieces of cigars and Hollywood whenever he can. You can read the poetry of Rodger Lowenthal in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/w14rlowenthal.html  http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/23-RLowenthal.html

mmwittleinlondon1MM Wittle is a professor of writing with an MFA from Rosemont College in Creative Writing. The play, “Family Guidance” had a reading at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA and was honorable mention at the 5th Annual Philadelphia Theatre Workshop’s Playwriting Competition. “The Education of Allie Rose” was a finalist in the Philadelphia Ethical Society Playwriting competition and was shortlisted in the Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama in England. The ten-minute play, “Done Deal” was part of Learning Stages’ Play in a Day. MM’s work has appeared in Nailpolish Stories, Transient, The Bond Street Review, Free Flash Fiction, The Fox Chase Review, The Lit Garden, Philly Flash Inferno, The Four Quarters, Decades Review, *82 Review, Thin Air Literary Magazine, and Emerging Literary Journal. Her Artist’s Book, Lessons Not Worth Repeating has been published with Lucia Press. Follow MM Wittle on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MMWittle. You can read the fiction of MM Wittle in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/MMWittle.html

The Reading Series Returns – September to November 2014

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Ryerss Museum and Library

2nd Floor Gallery

7370 Central Avenue

Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

 

After a summer break, The Fox Chase Reading Series returns with readings in September, October and November at Ryerss Museum and Library. The featured readers are followed by an open mic.  Please note our new start time of 1 p.m.

September 28th

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 MM Wittle and Rodger Lowenthal 

October 26th

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Bill Wunder and Robert Rosenbloom

 November 30th

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Lynette G. Esposito and Jeffrey Ethan Lee