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Maggie Estep, Who Brought Slam Poetry to TV, Dies at 50

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/arts/television/maggie-estep-slam-poetry-performer-dies-at-50.html?_r=0

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When It Comes To Women’s Writing, How Do Publications Stack Up?

http://www.npr.org/2014/02/26/282600453/when-it-comes-to-womens-

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Word up (PoemTalk #74)-Whitman’s ‘Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking’ as performed by Basil Bunting

A discussion with Amy King Julia Bloch and Tom Pickard http://jacket2.org/podcasts/word-poemtalk-74

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18th Annual Poetry Ink: 100 Poets Reading

Sunday, April 6, 12 noon

@ Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Y, Broad & Pine Streets

http://www.moonstoneartscenter.org/poetryink/

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Stop the Legalize Discrimination Against Gays Bill

A petition form Move.org

http://petitions.moveon.org/keystoneprogress/sign/stop-rep-denlingers-legal-1?source=s.em.mt&r_by=1130633

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The poetry of E. E. Cummings

By Paul Muldoon

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2014/03/03/

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For Lancaster writer, Le Hinton, poetry was always present

http://www.theweekender.com/news/WK_Books/1218435/For-Lancaster-writer

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Jealous boyfriend reads Oscar Wilde poetry after stabbing his lover to death

http://www.independent.ie/world-news/jealous-boyfriend-reads-oscar-wilde

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B.C. poet Shane Koyczan raises nearly $82,000 with just hours to go on Kickstarter

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Hinton and Klocek-Lim Read for National Poetry Month at Ryerss

Featured Poets Le Hinton and Christine Klocek-Lim

Featured Poets Le Hinton and Christine Klocek-Lim

The Fox Chase Reading Series was pleased to present the poetry of Christine Klocek-Lim and Le Hinton at our Featured Readers Series. The featured readings were wonderful followed by an outstanding open mic with Lester Mobley, Michelle Belluomini, O.P. Fredericks, Erin Sweeney, Omar Telan, Lyn Esposito, Elizabeth Bodien and Diane Sahms-Guarnieri.

Thanks to our Featured Poets and a great open mic line-up for a fine end to National Poetry Month in Fox Chase. To see more photographs please visit:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157629096910438/

Klocek-Lim and Hinton on April 28th

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The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on April 28th with Poets Christine Klocek-Lim and Le Hinton at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The reading will begin @ 2pm in the second floor gallery of the museum. The featured poets will be followed by an open reading.

For bios and more please visit: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/april-28th-christine-kloek-lim-and-le-hinton-in-fox-chase/

POETRY TO CELEBRATE LANCASTER CLEFT PALATE CLINIC’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY

The Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, DogStar Books and Iris G. Press are pleased to announce “An Evening of Poetry with Fledgling Rag, featuring Yona Harvey” on Tuesday, April 30 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Yona Harvey
, Carnegie Mellon University Professor of Creative Writing, will read from the newly-released 12th issue of the Lancaster-based poetry journal, Fledgling Rag as well as from her critically acclaimed collection,Hemming the Water. Also appearing will be Pittsburgh poet Tameka Cage Conley and Lancaster County poetsMarci Nelligan and Jeff Rath all who have been published in Fledgling Rag.

The evening will be hosted by former patient of the clinic and current editor of Iris G. Press, Le Hinton, as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of this pioneering Clinic. The Clinic founded in 1938 on North Lime Street by local orthodontist, Dr. Herbert K. Cooper, was the first clinic in the world dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children with cleft lip and palate. Last year, under the direction of Dr. Cooper’s grandson, Dr. Ross Long Jr., the Clinic returned to its roots as a free-standing cleft/craniofacial clinic.

Everyone is welcome. The event is free.  However, donations to the Clinic are encouraged. Free tickets can be obtained online from Millersville University at muticketsonline.com/list/mu-lancaster-events/.  Pre-event donations can also be made at this website.

Copies of both Hemming the Water (Four Way Books, 2013) and Fledgling Rag, Issue 12 will be available at the event. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of both collections of poetry will go to the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic.

The evening is sure to please poetry aficionados and supporters of the Clinic, so please join us on April 30 from 7:30 – 9.00 pm for this special event!

For more information about the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic please visit www.cleftclinic.org.

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Harvey_Front_Cover - CopyYona Harvey is a literary artist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the author of Hemming the Water (Four Way Books: New York, 2013) and the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation.  More information can be found at www.yonaharvey.com.

April 28th – Christine Klocek-Lim and Le Hinton in Fox Chase

The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on April 28th with Poets Christine Klocek-Lim and Le Hinton at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The reading will begin @ 2pm in the second floor gallery of the museum. The featured poets will be followed by an open reading.

Christine Klocek-Lim received the 2009 Ellen La Forge Memorial Prize in poetry. She has four chapbooks: Ballroom – a love story (Flutter Press), Cloud Studies (Whale Sound Audio Chapbooks), How to photograph the heart (The Lives You Touch Publications), and The book of small treasures (Seven Kitchens Press). Her poems have appeared in Nimrod, OCHO, Diode, Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthologies and was a finalist for 3 Quarks Daily’s Prize in Arts & Literature. She is editor of Autumn Sky Poetry. You can read the poetry of Christine Klocek-Lim in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/ChristineKlocek-Lim.html and an interview with Christine Klocek-Lim at this link: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/10-questions-for-christine-klocek-lim/

Le Hinton is the author of four collections of poetry including, most recently, Black on Most Days (Iris G. Press, 2008) and The God of Our Dreams (Iris G. Press, 2010). His work has been published in various journals including Gargoyle, haggard and halloo, Literary Chaosand Bent Pin Quarterly. His poem, “Our Ballpark,” will be part of the Poetry Paths installation at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2012. He is the founder and chief editor of the poetry journal Fledgling Rag. You can read the poetry of Le Hinton in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/LeHinton.html and an interview with Le Hinton at this link: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/10-questions-for-le-hinton/

10 Questions for Le Hinton

Le_Hinton courtesy of alphcapoetryLe Hinton, who “lives and works, simultaneously, in Philadelphia, Lancaster, and Harrisburg, swims in the third stream that is somewhere between being a spoken word poet and a page poet, and thinks that everyone should own at least one copy of Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue. Hinton is the author of four books of poetry, including Status Post Hope and Black on Most Days and is the editor and publisher of the poetry journal Fledgling Rag.

GER: You were raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Did the city and the area of Central Pennsylvania impact your writing in any manner?

LH: For various reasons, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania doesn’t appear in my poetry very often. I’ve lived most of my adult years in Lancaster County and my college days were spent in Philadelphia at Saint Joseph’s University. So I have poems such as “47th and Baltimore” that acknowledge my time in Philadelphia or a poem such as “Storytelling on the Susquehanna” that tips its hat to Lancaster County. I might describe some of my poetry as being about a place in time rather than a geographical place. North Carolina, Hiroshima and Topaz (in Utah) during the 1940s have all served as backdrops for poems.

Lancaster County has been home for half my life. I love writing from this place, using it as my safe house. From here I am easily able to travel to places such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington to hear and experience live poetry. Lancaster can offer a small town feel, a somewhat urban atmosphere and rural farming esthetics all in one location

Le Hinton reading at Almost Uptown photo by g emil reutter

GER: What poets have influenced you?

LH: At different times during  my writing life, I’ve been influenced by Countee Cullen, Emily Dickinson,  Langston Hughes, Mary Oliver, e.e. Cummings and Dean Young. The influence of their work may or may not be obvious, but there are unique poetic sensibilities that have drawn me to each of them. There are other poets, lesser known, such as Tameka Cage Conley and Eileen Kinch who write with such an honesty of emotion and clarity of purpose that I cannot help but be influenced by their work. We will hear much from them in the future. Tim Seibles, Terrance Hayes, Tracey K. Smith and a host of other contemporary poets are currently finding their way into my neurons. I’m always open to the voices of other poets who may help me express my own voice. I never want to stop learning.

GER: You have said art and jazz have impacted your poetry. Tell us how.

LH: I’m influenced by the other arts, particularly music, particularly jazz. I’ve also written poems inspired by painters. I wrote a series of poems after spending a few late afternoons at the Philadelphia Museum of Art captivated by the Joan Miro paintings there. Many of the poems published in my books were inspired by listening to jazz pieces over and over again, trying to get to the core of  meaning and/or emotion. Poems such as “Season of Changes,” “Once I Fell,” “Black on Most Days – Where Dreams Go” and “Everything Happens When You’re Gone” where inspired by listening to jazz tunes by Jon Cowherd, Kenny Garrett, Mike Stern, and Michael Brecker respectively.  I listen, and then I write what I feel. After getting the emotion on paper, I revise the piece to shape it into something resembling poetry. Currently, I am working on a series of poems created by listening to the music of Jason Moran and simultaneously reading the poetry of Dean Young. I’ve matched a specific album of Moran’s music with a specific book of Dean Young’s poems. I loop Moran’s music while I read each poem in Young’s book. When I am finished, I write what I feel, what I’ve absorbed. There may be as many as 12 poems in the series when I’m finished.

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GER: A number of your collections have been published. Could you please share with us the collections and how they differ if at all?

LH: I have four books. Each has its own personality. I love variety in most of my interests and passions, so there is a variety of writing styles and tones in each collection. The first book, Waiting for Brion, included poems that covered a period of more than twenty years. There is a mixture of styles and subject matter with no one central theme throughout the book. The styles of the poems were also all over the place, having been influenced by Dickinson and Cummings, among others. The second book, Status Post Hope, is divided into two parts, Reality, poems that tend to be rather narrative in their presentation, and Irreality, poems that are less linear, somewhat in a surreal vein. The focus in this book is on loss. The third book, Black on Most Days, seeks to focus on the various moods and meanings of the word black (African-American experience, death, depression, the color itself and other aspects of blackness). The most recent book, The God of Our Dreams, is the shortest and most focused of all of the books that I’ve published. There are five poems using the title and there is an arc to the poems that is rather positive and optimistic.

iris g press 2GER: You founded Iris G Press and have published quite a few poets. What do you look for in a collection to consider it for publication?

LH: I don’t necessarily get a collection of poems that is fully formed and ready to publish. It is more accurate to say that I collaborate with a poet who has written many good poems that I have read or heard. We come together to create a book. My poetic sensibilities are varied. I like Mary Oliver but also love Mary Ruefle. They are two very different poets.  So there may be no obvious similarities in the work of Marty Esworthy, Jeff Rath and Rebecca Gonzalez. All three are very good poets who work so very hard on the craft, but also have great emotional insights.

What is also very important to me in publishing someone else’s work is that I like and respect the person. I can honestly say that I like and love the three poets whose books I’ve published. There are many, many good poets, so why should work with someone I’m not compatible with? Why work with someone who is not humble and grateful for the miracles, small and large, that happen in life? I detest people (not just poets) who have huge egos. So even if the poet were great, I wouldn’t want to be involved with the ego or lack of gentleness.

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GER: The Fledgling Rag is an invitation only magazine on line. How do you determine who to invite and share with us some of the poets you have published?

LH: With a couple early exceptions, all of the poets of Fledgling Rag are poets whose work I experience first. Typically, I read  someone’s work or see/hear the person at a poetry reading. I read some great poems online by Alan King, then attended one of his readings with the purpose of inviting him to join Fledgling Rag, Issue 12. I attended a reading by Melanie Henderson, not knowing of her before the reading.  I was impressed, bought her book and then later asked her to become part of FR 12.

If I am moved (emotionally or intellectually), I ask the person to submit five poems from which at least three will be published. The first issue of Fledgling Rag featured Marty Esworthy and issue two featured Rich Hemings. Both are important figures in the Central Pennsylvania poetry scene. A later issue included the work of Philadelphia area poet J.C. Todd. I travel to other regions to hear good poetry, so the recent featured poets have been Marjory Heath Wentworth, the current poet laureate of South Carolina and Michael Glaser, former poet laureate of Maryland. The next issue will feature Yona Harvey, an amazingly gifted, intelligent and hard-working poet from Pittsburgh.

Le Hinton hosting Lancaster Poetry Exchange photo by g emil reutter

GER: You host the Lancaster Poetry Exchange Reading Series.  As part of the Central Pennsylvania poetry and arts scene share with us your knowledge of the scene in Lancaster, York and Harrisburg.

LH: Central Pennsylvania has a very active and dynamic poetry scene. There are poetry readings and events somewhere in the area nearly every evening. I’d also include Berks County in the Central PA poetry area. There are evenings when I have to make a choice between two or even three poetry events to attend. Marty Esworthy and Christian Thiede in Harrisburg, Liz Stanley and Marilyn Klimcho in Berks County, Keith Baughman, Carol Clark Williams, and Carla Christopher in York and Jeff Rath and Ty Clever in Lancaster all do so much to promote poetry at multiple levels. There are also colleges and universities such as the writers houses at Franklin and Marshall and Elizabethtown colleges and Millersville University’s Ware Center that contribute to enriching the poetry experience in Central Pennsylvania.

Le Hinton courtesy of poetry pathsGER: Artist Derek Parker included one of your poems in his sculpture at Clipper Magazine Stadium. You also threw out the opening day pitch for the Barnstormers and read a poem for the crowd. Please share with us how this project developed and your feelings regarding having your poem included?

LH:  My poem is part of a larger whole, part of Poetry Paths. Poetry Paths is a public visual and literary art project founded and produced by the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House at Franklin & Marshall College with funding from the Lancaster County Community Foundation.  It combines poetry and sculpture and places the result in front of public places such as the Lancaster Public Library, the Fulton Opera House, the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design and many others. There is a selection process that first chooses a poem from among many submissions written for a specific site and then later another selection process involving the choosing of a sculpture created for the site and the poem for the site. I was surprised and grateful when my poem, “Our Ballpark” was chosen for the Clipper Magazine Stadium site in the spring of 2011. In August 2011, as part of the process of choosing the sculpture, the designs of the finalists were placed on display at the stadium for the fans to vote on. I read my poem in front of 6,000 fans and threw out the ceremonial first pitch. It was a thrill to combine two of my three loves, baseball and poetry.

GER: What advice would you give to emerging poets?

LH: The best advice that I can give to poets is to read, write, revise and read some more. It is a mistake to not read the work of those who have come before us and those who are writing now. Look at what they are doing and how they do it. Shakespeare has something to offer. Hughes has much to teach. Lucille Clifton, Mary Ruefle and Terrance Hayes have lessons that should be absorbed. Apply those lessons in your writing, and then write. However, the really difficult part is the re-writing. Revision is where most of the writing effort is. Great poems do not spill out of a poet’s head fully formed. The inspiration may start there, but the real writing of a poem is in the revision. This is hard work.

Imposed upon all of this is the importance of challenging oneself. Move away from what is comfortable from time to time. Do what you haven’t done, even if what you have done has been successful in the past. Miles Davis changed the kind of jazz he played several times over the course of his life. We should remember that there are “twenty-six letters full of risk.”

Le Hinton courtesy of iris g press

GER: What is next for Le Hinton?

 LH: The most immediate project involves Fledgling Rag, Issue 12. It will be released in April 2013. For the first time, there will be a journal release event. It will be held at Millersville University’s Ware Center in downtown Lancaster on April 30. The event will feature Yona Harvey who has generously consented to travel all the way from Pittsburgh to read. There will be donations taken at the door and all money from the sale of both Ms. Harvey’s new book, Hemming the Water, and from Fledgling Rag will go directly to the Clinic. The Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic has been doing great and important work for 75 years.

For the rest of 2013, I hope to focus on publishing new books by Marty Esworthy and Rebecca Gonzalez. 2014 may see the release of a new title by Jeff Rath. I’m also writing and working on my own manuscript, tentatively titled Variants of Light.

You can read the poetry of Le Hinton in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/LeHinton.html   and visit him at www.irisgpress.org

2013 Fox Chase Reading Series – January to June

The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present poets/writers reading for the first half of the season in 2013 for our Featured Poets/Writers series at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The readings will begin @ 2pm in the second floor gallery of the museum. The featured poets/writers will be followed by an open reading.

January 27th @ 2pm – Lester Mobley and Bruce Kramer 

Lester Mobley has been a proud “blue collar” construction worker for over 30 years. A native of New York, he has lived in Philadelphia for most of his life. He draws inspiration for his writing from a passion for jazz, jazz culture, justice, nature and appreciation of human spirituality and God. He can be found reading his poetry at open mics in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. His latest release Jazz Musings and Similar Poems will be available at the event.  You can read his poetry in The Fox Chase Review at this link:http://www.foxchasereview.org/11AW/LMobley.html

Bruce Kramer is a writer from Philadelphia. Most of his work has appeared in boring technical documents, medical publications, and marketing propaganda, but he has also been published in the occasional magazine and literary publication. He believes in cold beer, rock and roll, and baseball. He sometimes acts like he is named after Bruce Springsteen, but he knows he is named after somebody much cooler. You can read his poetry in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/BruceKramer.html

February 24th @ 2pm – James Arthur and Grant Clauser 

James Arthur’s first book, Charms against Lightning, was releasedby Copper Canyon Press. Individual poems in the volume have appear or will soon appear in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, The American Poetry Review, New England Review, and Narrative. James Arthur has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, and a residency at the Amy Clampiit House, as well as fellowships at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. Beginning in September, he will be a Hodder Fellow at the Lewis Center for the Arts in Princeton. You can read the poetry of James Arthur in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/JamesArthur.html

Grant Clauser lives in Montgomery County and make his living as a home technology writer. His poems have appeared in The Literary ReviewPainted Bride QuarterlyCortland ReviewWisconsin ReviewBlueline and others. In 2010 he was named the Montgomery County Poet Laureate by Robert Bly. His book The Trouble with Rivers (Foothills Publishing) was published in 2012. He runs the Montco Wordshop, teach poetry writing at Philadelphia’s Musehouse and blog at poetcore.com. You can read the poetry of Grant Clauser in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/GrantClauser.html

March 24th @ 2pm – Frank Wilson and John Timpane 

Frank Wilson has been reviewing books professionally since October 1964. For most of the past decade he was Books Editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer. He currently blogs at Books Inq. It is one of the most successful blogs in the literary blogosphere. You can read the poetry of Frank Wilson in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/FrankWilson.html

John Timpane is Media Editor/Writer and Assistant Books Editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. His poetry has appeared in Sequoia, Vocabula Review, Apiary, ONandOnScreen, Painted Bride Quarterly, Per Contra, 5_Trope, Wild River Review, and elsewhere. His books include (with Nancy H. Packer) Writing Worth Reading (NY: St. Martin, 1994); It Could Be Verse (Berkeley, Calif.: Ten Speed, 1995); (with Maureen Watts and the Poetry Center of San Francisco State University) Poetry for Dummies (NY: Hungry Minds, 2000); and (with Roland Reisley)Usonia, N.Y.: Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright (NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000); and a book of poetry, Burning Bush (Ontario, Canada: Judith Fitzgerald/Cranberry Tree, 2010). He lives in Lawrenceville, N.J., and is husband to Maria-Christina Keller, copy director at Scientific American. They are amazed parents of Pilar and Conor. The poetry of John Timpane will appear in the Winter/Spring 2013 edition of The Fox Chase Review.

April 28th @ 2pm – Christine Klocek-Lim and Le Hinton

Christine Klocek-Lim received the 2009 Ellen La Forge Memorial Prize in poetry. She has four chapbooks: Ballroom – a love story (Flutter Press), Cloud Studies (Whale Sound Audio Chapbooks), How to photograph the heart (The Lives You Touch Publications), and The book of small treasures (Seven Kitchens Press). Her poems have appeared in Nimrod, OCHO, Diode, Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthologies and was a finalist for 3 Quarks Daily’s Prize in Arts & Literature. She is editor of Autumn Sky Poetry. You can read the poetry of Christine Klocek-Lim in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/ChristineKlocek-Lim.html

Le Hinton is the author of four collections of poetry including, most recently, Black on Most Days (Iris G. Press, 2008) and The God of Our Dreams (Iris G. Press, 2010). His work has been published in various journals including Gargoyle, haggard and halloo, Literary Chaosand Bent Pin Quarterly. His poem, “Our Ballpark,” will be part of the Poetry Paths installation at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2012. He is the founder and chief editor of the poetry journal Fledgling Rag. You can read the poetry of Le Hinton in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/LeHinton.html

May 19th @ 2pm – Leslie Anne Mcilroy and Rosebud Ben-Oni

Leslie Anne Mcilroy won the 2001 Word Press Poetry Prize for her full-length collectionRare Space and the 1997 Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Prize for her chapbook Gravel. She also took first place in the1997 Chicago Literary Awards Competition judged by Gerald Stern. Her second full-length book, Liquid Like This, was published by Word Press in 2008. Leslie’s work appears in numerous publications including American Poetry: The Next GenerationDogwoodThe Emily Dickinson Award AnthologyThe LedgeThe Mississippi Review, and the Nimrod International Journal of Prose & Poetry and Pearl. Leslie works as a copywriter in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her daughter Silas, and writer/guitarist, Don Bertschman, with whom she also performs poetry. You can read the poetry of Leslie Anne Mcilroy in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12WS/LeslieAnneMcilroy.html

Rosebud Ben-Oni

A former Rackham Merit Scholar and Leopold Schepp Scholar, Rosebud Ben-Oni is a playwright at New Perspectives Theater, and at work on a new play. Her work appears in Arts & Letters, B O D Y, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review and Puerto del Sol. Her first book of poems SOLECISM is forthcoming from Virtual Artists’ Collective in 2013. She’s co-editor of HER KIND, the official blog of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Find out more about her at 7TrainLove.org. The poetry of Rosebud Ben-Oni is forthcoming in the Winter/Spring 2013 Edition of The Fox Chase Review

June 30th @ 2pm –  F. Omar Telan and Richard Okewole

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Born in Philadelphia and raised in its outlying suburbs, F. Omar Telan graduated Emerson College and the Radcliffe Publishing Course. He made his directorial debut at La Mama E.T.C. (NYC) with THE EDGE OF THE WORLD. He has performed theatrically at P.S. 122 (NYC), the New York Fringe Festival, and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. His poetry has been published in journals such as A GATHERING OF THE TRIBES and OUR OWN VOICE; and he has read his work at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church (NYC), the Kelly Writers House (Philadelphia), the National Asian American Poetry Festival (NYC), the Philippine Embassy (DC), and the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival (Waterloo Village, NJ). As a member of the New York Neo-Futurists, he shared a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production for TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND.

A teacher by trade and writer at heart, Richard Okewole fuses his life in his native home of Nigeria with his experiences in the states to create poetry that speaks on many different levels. With an African father and Jamaican mother, Richard touches on topics in his writing that force readers to think outside the conventional box. His set of unpublished poetry have been featured in Polyphony Magazine and Anthology Philly Volume 1, but he spends most of his time teaching fourth grade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he resides. You can read the poetry of Richard Okewole in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12WS/RichardOkewole.html

The Fox Chase Reading Series is hosted by:

g emil reutter 

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Diane Sahms-Guarnieri 

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The second half of our season begins in September and ends in November. We will post information on those readings in July. Ryerss Museum and Library stands atop the hill at Burholme Park and is located close to the SEPTA Fox Chase Station and Ryers Station as well as the SEPTA 18 and 24 bus lines. If you arrive early, Ryerss offers free tours of the museum.