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A Road Well Traveled

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FCR has enjoyed a great run, publishing 21 issues of The Fox Chase Review , an international review of poetry and fiction  over seven years. Presented hundreds of poets and writers at our featured reading series, open mic and outdoor poetry events. Thanks to our poetry editor and Broadside publisher, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri. Fiction editors Russell Reece, Robert Hambling Davis, Sandra Davidson, T.G. Davidson, O.L. Barnes. Creative non-fiction editor MM Wittle. Our  occasional reading series hosts, F. Omar Telan, Bruce Kramer, Rodger Lowenthal and Mel Brake.  Thanks to our web editors, Katie Reutter and Sandra Davidson who made the review possible on line.

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Our blog has been widely read, full of  book reviews, essays, poetry and literary news, interviews of poets and writers as well as area news. . We thank all those who contributed to the blog. The main focus of the review, reading series and blog has always been to promote poets and writers and we believe we have achieved this goal.

We now look forward to new challenges and goals, using more of our time to create and explore the craft.

To view past issues of The Fox Chase Review please click on the links under the Masthead.

Thanks to all the poets and writers who contributed, the great editorial staff, and occasional hosts of the readings series who kept FCR going.

The Fox Chase Review

The Fox Chase Reading Series Venues

Featured Reading Series @ 3 Sisters Corner Cafe

Featured Reading Series @ 3 Sisters Corner Cafe

 

Featured Reading Series @ Ryerss Museum and Library

Featured Reading Series @ Ryerss Museum and Library

2nd Tuesdays Open Mic @ The Blue Ox Bistro and Hop Angel Brauhaus

2nd Tuesdays Open Mic @ The Blue Ox Bistro and Hop Angel Brauhaus

2nd Tuesdays Open Mic @ The Red Rooster Inn

2nd Tuesdays Open Mic @ The Red Rooster Inn

Poets In The Park - Lions Park

Poets In The Park – Lions Park

Poets on the Porch @ Ryerss

Poets on the Porch @ Ryerss Museum and Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poets @ Pennypack

Poets @ Pennypack Park

We leave you with these wise words for all poets and writers to follow:

“Be what you are. Give what is yours to give. Have style. Dare.” – Stanley Kunitz

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Fox Chase Tree Lighting plus Bazaar at Ryerss December 6th

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December 6th – 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Fox Chase Christmas Tree Lighting  The annual Fox Chase Christmas Tree Lighting in Lions Park, 7900 Oxford Avenue in the heart of Fox Chase. Music, crafts, Santa and more.

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December 6th – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. –  Victorian Christmas Bazaar and Tea – Dec 6th @ Ryerss

Where to eat in Fox Chase? – Some suggestions here: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/category/where-to-eat-in-fox-chase/

FCR Report on Philly Poetry Day

philly poetry day By: g emil reutter

Philly Poetry Day was slated to kick off at 12:00 am in West Philly with over 30 events scheduled across the city, Delaware and Bucks Counties. Philadelphia is home to a diverse group of poets mirroring the arts scene across the city. Realism, Language, Spoken Word, Mathematical, Haiku, Confessional, Formal, Concrete, Dada, Modernist, Post-Modernist, Avant-Garde, call it what you want but in Philadelphia this day words flowed forth from porches, coffee houses, in front of buildings, parks, studios, on Septa buses, town halls and colleges, on street corners and backyard barbeques . We at the Fox Chase Review and Reading Series have a fondness for the parks in Philadelphia. Our Poets @ Pennypack was planned over six months ago and fell on Philly Poetry Day. We decided to add two informal events to the day. Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and I slated a reading in Lions Park in Fox Chase because that it is where it all started, the idea for the review and reading series. We also slated a reading at Gorgas Park in Roxborough where Diane graduated from the adjacent Roxborough High School and grew up just a block away where the elders of her family still reside.

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Lions Park in Fox Chase, Philadelphia Philly Poetry Day

Our day began at Lions Park for an 11 am reading centered on reading our poetry about Philadelphia’s people and places. We enjoyed reading in Lions Park to the folks waiting on the 18 bus in the loop.

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri reads in Lions Park for Philly Poetry Day

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri reads in Lions Park for Philly Poetry Day

g emil reutter reads in Lions Park for Philly Poetry Day

g emil reutter reads in Lions Park for Philly Poetry Day

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Pennypack Environmental Center on Veree Road - Philadelplhia

Pennypack Environmental Center on Verree Road – Philadelplhia – Philly Poetry Day

Following the Lions Park reading in Fox Chase we traveled down Rhawn Street to Verree Road and the amphitheater located to the rear of the Pennypack Environmental Center. This rustic setting set on a ridge high above the Valley of the Pennypack  in the Northeast was perfect for a poetry reading. The reading began at 1 pm with our featured poets.  B.E. Kahn, Peter Krok, Tom Mallouk, Bruce Kramer, Wendy Schermer, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and J.C. Todd delighted the crowd with full 15-20 minute sets of poetry. The following poets participated in the open mic following the features: Mike Cohen and Rodger Lowenthal

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Crowd Shot at Poets @ Pennypack Park- Philly Poetry Day

Crowd Listens to Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

Crowd Listens to Diane Sahms-Guarnieri Poets @ Pennypack  – Philly Poetry Day

Gorgas Park in Roxborough

Gorgas Park in Roxborough – Philadelphia- Philly Poetry Day

After a brief rest we traveled south on the Boulevard to the Fox street exit and down Henry to Leverington Avenue arriving at Gorgas Park which rests on Ridge Avenue. At 7 pm we completed the day much as we started, on reading our poetry about Philadelphia’s people and places. We were met by the elders of Diane’s family and a few neighborhood kids and enjoyed reading in Gorgas Park.

g emil reutter reads in Gorgas Park for Philly Poetry Day

g emil reutter reads in Gorgas Park for Philly Poetry Day

 

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri reads in Gorgas Park for Philly Poetry Day

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri reads in Gorgas Park for Philly Poetry Day

Philadelphia is blessed with possibly the most beautiful park system in the country. From the expansive Pennypack Park to neighborhood parks like Lions Park and Gorgas Park. The poet Joseph Brodsky once said, “Poetry must be available to the public in far greater volume than it is.”  On this day, the 12th of April 2014 in Philadelphia, on Philly Poetry Day in over 30 venues, poetry was available in abundance.   Photographs from our events are available at these links: Philly Poetry Day : https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157643749178684/ Poets @ Pennypack: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157643749179114/   For other reports from across the city  please visit: http://www.phillypoetryday.com/

More poetry? On April 27th @ 2 pm Dan Maguire and Ann E. Michael are reading at our Featured Poets/Writers Series at Ryerss Museum and Library. More information on this reading can be found at this link: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/michael-and-maguire-april-27th/

Philly Poetry Day Events – April 12th

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amp-at-pennypack-environmental-centerApril 12th  @ 1pm        

Our first installment of Poets @ Pennypack featuring Kahn, Krok, Kramer, Mallouk, Schermer, Sahms-Guarnieri and Todd followed by an open mic is slated for 1 pm @ 8600 –A Verree Road. More information here: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/poets-pennpack-april-12th-1pm/

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Reading poetry about Philadelphia’s people and places

Diane Sahms-Guarnierig emil reutter at Chop Suey Books.

We also have two informal readings before the Pennypack reading and after featuring Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter. http://gereutter.wordpress.com/about/    http://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/

lions-park-fox-chase11 am – Lions Park, Gazebo, 7900 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. (30 minute reading)

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7 pm – Gorgas Park, Gazebo, Gorgas Park 6300 Ridge Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 (30 minute reading).

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We hope you can find the time to come out to Pennypack or visit one of the informal readings. You can check out other Philly Poetry Day events by visiting their website: http://www.phillypoetryday.com/

 

Christmas and Holiday Events in Fox Chase – December 7th

Artisans, photographers, crafters will abound in Fox Chase on December 7th at three public events. Consider spending the day in Fox Chase for these family oriented events.

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10am to 2:30pm – Victorian Christmas Bazaar at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue in Fox Chase.  The bazaar will feature festive decoration, crafts, gifts for sale, holiday decorations, photographs, art, scarves and hats, homemade baked goods, Wassail Bowl, raffles of valuable prizes. There will be a special Christmas Poetry Reading by Poet in Residence Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, special blacksmithing demonstration, music by students from the Settlement Music School and Santa’s first visit of the day to Fox Chase.  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Ryerss-Museum-and-Library/133015956726859  http://www.ryerssmuseum.org/

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10am to 3pm-  Fox Chase Farm annual Greens Sale, 8500 Pine Road in Fox Chase

Shop for your holiday greens at our annual Greens sale. Decorated wreaths, swags, bows, candle centerpieces, white pine roping and baked goodies will be available to purchase. http://www.foxchasefarm.org/events.html

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2pm to 5pm – Fox Chase Christmas Tree Lighting  The annual Fox Chase Christmas Tree Lighting in Lions Park, 7900 Oxford Avenue in the heart of Fox Chase.

Where to eat in Fox Chase? – some suggestions here:

https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/category/where-to-eat-in-fox-chase/

Art in The Park – Fox Chase- September 28th

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ART IN THE PARK

LIONS PARK – 7900 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

SATURDAY- SEPTEMBER 28TH

SPONSORED BY THE ROCKLEDGE FOX CHASE BUSINESS ASSOCATION

1PM TO 4PM

RAIN DATE – SEPTEMBER 29TH

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: https://m.facebook.com/herknightphilly?v=feed

Book Shopping in Fox Chase

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Surprisingly enough with the artsy appearance of downtown Fox Chase with the Blooming Artist Studio, Iconic Gallery, a soon to open design studio in Fox Chase Plaza and our small restaurant row there is not an independent bookstore. Yet there are a few places you can get your book fix in Fox Chase.

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Ryerss Museum and Library located at 7370 Central Avenue offers two venues for your book fix. On the first Saturday of every month The Friends of Ryerss sponsors a used book sale in the basement of the museum. Their offerings are eclectic and are priced individually and by the bag. In the main library there is ongoing vintage book sale where you may find that jewel you have been looking for.  For more information visit Ryerss on line at: http://www.ryerssmuseum.org/

Thrift Shop

In the heart of Fox Chase, The Thrift Shop, recently renovated, has an expanded book offering at 7963 Oxford Avenue.

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Over at the Fox Chase Library, 501 Rhawn Street, The Friends of the Library hold annual sales in the community room with a large offering of books. You can check to see when sales are offered at their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Fox-Chase-Library/124558867591142

 

A Full Day of Things to do In Fox Chase May 11th

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Full Day @ Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadlephia, Pa. 19111

Saturday, May 11, 2013

10:00 to noon: Burholme Park Clean-Up with the Friends of Ryerss

10:00 to noon: Plants and Flowers for Sale on the Porch for Mothers Day

1:00 to 2:30pm Fantastic Fans – See and Make a Fabulous Fan

More information:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ryerss-Museum-Library/154689898168

http://ryerssmuseum.org/

Fox Chase Farm

Spring Plant Sale and Farm Open  House @ Fox Chase Farm – 8500 Pine Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

Saturday, May 11, 2013
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
It’s time to plant your garden! Vegetables, herbs and flowering annuals will be available for sale on Pine Road just outside the Farm. Plants from members’ gardens including – among many others – raspberries, forsythia, hosta – GREAT prices! If you are splitting your perennials, consider potting some up for our sale.
The FARM will be open to explore from 10am to noon
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More information:   http://www.foxchasefarm.org/events.html

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Art in the Park – Lions Park in Fox Chase, 7900 Oxford Avenue, Philadlephia, Pa. 19111 

Saturday, May 11, 2013 -1pm to 4pm

More information: http://www.rockfox.org/

Three Holiday events in Fox Chase – December 1st

Artisans, photographers, crafters will abound in Fox Chase on December 1st at three public events. Consider spending the day in Fox Chase for these family oriented events.

10am to 2:30pm – Victorian Christmas Bazaar at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue in Fox Chase.  The bazaar will feature festive decoration, crafts, gifts for sale, holiday decorations, homemade baked goods, Wassail Bowl, raffles of valuable prizes. There will be a special blacksmithing demonstration, music by students from the Settlement Music School and Santa’s first visit of the day to Fox Chase.  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Ryerss-Museum-and-Library/133015956726859

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ryerss-Museum-Library/154689898168

10am to 3pm-  Fox Chase Farm annual Greens Sale, 8500 Pine Road in Fox Chase

Shop for your holiday greens at our annual Greens sale. Decorated wreaths, swags, bows, candle centerpieces, white pine roping and baked goodies will be available to purchase. http://www.foxchasefarm.org/events.html

3pm to 5pm – Fox Chase Christmas Tree Lighting  The annual Fox Chase Christmas Tree Lighting in Lions Park, 7900 Oxford Avenue in the heart of Fox Chase. Music by The Celtic Connection and Leslie, crafts, community tables and of course the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of the Christmas Tree.

http://www.rockfox.org/

Celtic Connection – A profile

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The Celitc Connection is a Philadelphia based Irish Band with deep roots in Fox Chase.  The connection  is: Joe Mullin ~ Guitar & Vocals, Patrick Touey ~ Vocals, Washboard & PercussionGlenn McCollum ~ Mandolin & Vocals, Tom Neuhauser~ Keyboard, and Michael Hannelly~ Drums.

The connection has played in Las Vegas at The House of Blues, toured Irish festivals and pubs across the United States. Although in demand, The Celitc Connection maintains its roots in the community playing a benefit for Lions Park at the American Legion Hall, supporting pubic events in the community such as the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Art in the Park and the annual 4th of July parade in neighboring Rockledge. The Celtic Connection also supports the local music scene playing at such venues as The Red Rooster, Hop Angel Brauhaus, The Rockledge Pub and The Austrian Village.

No matter where they play The Celitc Connection provides a high energy performance of traditional and modern Irish music with a mix of rock standards in their act. To find out where the Connection is playing, view videos and how to book the band please visit them on Facebook:

Celtic Connection on Facebook

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