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Nemec Foster and Levin Up the Bar at Ryerss

IMG_9222Linda Nemec Foster and Lynn Levin took to the mic in the 2nd floor gallery of Ryerss following the annual Petapalooza Festival at the museum. The two poets presented an exemplary reading followed by an outstanding open mic with Rodger Lowenthal and Alice Wootson

You can view photographs of the reading at this link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157629096910438

Nemec Foster and Levin in Fox Chase – May 18th

The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on May 18th with Poets Linda Nemec Foster and Lynn Levin 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 features will be followed by an open reading.

Linda Nemec Foster

Linda Nemec Foster is the author of nine collections of poetry including Amber Necklace from Gdansk (finalist for the Ohio Book Award in Poetry) and Listen to the Landscape (short-listed for the Michigan Notable Book Award).  Her most recent book, Talking Diamonds, was honored by ForeWord Magazine as a finalist for the Book of the Year Award in 2010.  Foster’s poetry has also been published in numerous magazines and journals such as The Georgia Review, Nimrod, North American Review, New American Writing, Connecticut Review, River Styx, and Quarterly West. From 2003-05, she served as the first Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Foster is the founder of the Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College. You can read the poetry of Linda Nemec Foster in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/Foster.html

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Lynn Levin is the author of three collections of poems, Fair Creatures of an Hour  Imaginarium, and A Few Questions about Paradise , all published by Loonfeather Press and Miss Plastique published by Ragged Sky Press. Imaginarium was a finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s 2005 Book of the Year Award. Her poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, 5 AM, Boulevard, The Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts, Hunger Mountain, Margie, on Garrison Keillor’s show, The Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily, and many other places. Lynn Levin teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and at Drexel University, where she is also the executive producer of the TV show, The Drexel InterView™. You can read the poetry of Lynn Levin in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/05-LynnLevin.html  http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/01-LLevin.html

If you arrive early, Ryerss Museum and Library will be holding their annual Petapalooza Festival from 11am to 2pm http://www.ryerssmuseum.org/2014/03/14/ryerss-2014-petapalooza/ 

Poetry Ink 2014 – 100 Poets Reading in Philly April 6

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18th Annual Poetry Ink Schedule of Readers

12:00:  Lisa Pokalsky, Adriann “The Pen” Bautista, Alina Macneal, Alison Hicks, Allison Whittenberg, Amy Shay, Amy Small-McKinney, Angel L. Martinez

12:30: Arren Perry ,B. E. Kahn, Barbara Horne ,Barbara Torode, Bernadette McBride, Bill Bridge, Carlos Raul Dufflar, Charles S. Carr

1:00: Chloe Alice, Margot Beltran, Christine McKee, Christopher S. Sohnly, Cierra Farquharson, Cole Eubanks, Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore, Daniel T. O’Hara, Dave Steel

1:30:  Dave Worrell, David Gordon, Deb Fox ,Deborah Stone-Salvatore, Deidra Greenleaf, Allan Devin,Cohen ,Ditta Baron Hoeber ,Donald Riggs, Dorothy Sims

2:00: Earl H. Gabriel, III Edi Montijo Chapman, Eleanor Wilner, Elijah Pringle ,Elizabeth Bodien ,Elliot Levin, Eugene   Brown,

2:30: Ewuare Osayande, Frank “Chui” Fitzgerald, Gabre Medhin, Hanoch Guy ,Herman Beavers, J. Johnathan Pringle, Jacob Winterstein ,James Freeman

3:00 Jeanne   Sutton ,Jennifer Stanton ,Jim Mueller, Jim Trainer, Jody Kolodzey ,Joe McCullough ,John Oliver Mason, John Timpane

3:30: Kasia Newcomer ,Kathy Barham, Kimmika Williams-Weatherspoon ,KIRAAT, Lamont Steptoe, Lauren Grossman, Leah Jackson, Lili Bita

4:00: Lisa Grunberger, Lynn Blue ,Lynn Levin ,M. Nzadi Keita, Marion Cohen, Martin Woodside, Merilyn Jackson

4:30: Michele A. Belluomini, Michelle Caporale, Mihir K. Patel, Naila Schulte Nicholas, Cherry Nikki Bailey, Octavia McBride-Ahebee ,Peter Baroth

5:00: Pheralyn Dove, Prabha Nayak Prabhu, R.G. Evans ,Raina Leon, Ray Garmon ,Richard Bank, Robert Zaller

5:30: Rocky Wilson, Rosemary Capello ,Samantha Rushford ,Sandra Turner-Barnes, Scott Norman Rosenthal, Sean Hanrahan ,Sean Lynch, Sekai’afua Zankel, Shulamith Caine

6:00: Siblean Forrester, Sonia Sanchez, Steve Burke, Stuart Roberts, Thalia Fox ,Thom Nickels, Thomas Jay Rush, Tiffany  Cooper

6:30:  Tom Blat, Tonya Ryva, Trapeta B. Mayson ,Veronica Bowlan, W.D. Ehrhart, Warren Longmire ,Xuechen Zhang, Yolanda Wisher

….. We’ll Be Back in January

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We are looking forward to a great 2014 here in Fox Chase.

The Winter/Spring 2014 Edition of The Fox Chase Review is slated for release in January. Until then you can enjoy the review at www.foxchasereview.org

We will resume blogging in January 2014.

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Our Featured Poet/Writer Series at Ryerss Museum and Library kicks off on January 26th with Maryann L. Miller and J. Erin Sweeney. Our full lineup for 2014 can be viewed here: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/docs/FCR2014ReadingSchedule.pdf

Amp at Pennypack Environmental Center

Our new outdoor poetry series, Poets @ Pennypack will be held on April 12th and May 10th. Our lineup can be viewed at these links:

April 12th: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/docs/FoxChaseReadingSeries-414.pdf

May 10th: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/docs/FoxChaseReadingSeries514.pdf

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Poets on the Porch at Ryerss Museum and Library will be held on July 13th. Our lineup can be viewed at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/docs/PoetsonthePorch_2014.pdf

Miss Plastique by Lynn Levin

miss plastiquePaperback: 68 pages

Publisher: Ragged Sky Press (May 15, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1933974125

ISBN-13: 978-1933974125

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A Poetic Review by: Rodger Lowenthal
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 Plunge into delicious
autobiography   Levin takes a chance
backs away carefully
intuitively alert to motive
and the responsibility of impulse
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Reading For A Lamprey it is
easy to foresee Levin identifying
with the lamprey “much I am
 like you”  From The House
on Blackberry Lane
emerges antagonizing bliss
a light tone fails
to conceal dark feelings
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The Lilith poems sparkle
with a joy of discovery and
down home philosophy:
“either change your life or accept your life
but don’t go around mad.”
and “I have an excellent homing device
for error.”
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With a fencer’s celerity
Levin touches her reader
again and again
Be one of them
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Rodger Lowenthal 4Rodger Lowenthal is a poet from Eastern Montgomery County Pennsylvania who is known to frequent Ryerss Museum and Library  in Fox Chase. He is a regular 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.

Summer winds were blowing at Ryerss Museum and Library

Summer winds were blowing at Ryerss Museum and Library for the 2nd Annual Poets
on the Porch. Special thanks to the poets who shared their work with the crowd:
Diane Sahms-Guarnieri,  Lynn Levin, Dan Maguire.  We wish Amy King and Ana Božičević  the best and hope Amy is feeling well soon.  Photographs of the event can viewed at this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157624536350361/

We thank the following for their continued support of the arts in Fox Chase:

  1. The staff of Ryerss Museum and Library, the home of The Fox Chase Reading Series.
  2. Niv Sipori of Cottman Signs who produced the signage for this years event.
  3. Shannon McDonald, Editor of Neastphilly who published the work of our poets to promote
    this event.
  4. The following businesses who posted the event flyers at their stores:  

Fox Chase Deli, Little Beans Corner Cafe, Riekers, Fox Chase Bank, Vist
Financial, Sally’s Flowers, Quigs Pizza, Veree Pharmacy, Fox Chase Laundry,
Wawa, RGB Computers, The Thrift Shop and Keller’s Food Market.

5. The various newspapers, blogs and event sites that listed Poets on the Porch 2011.

NEphilly.com promotes Poets on the Porch 2011

We are pleased to announce that Northeast Philadelphia’s on line newspaper, NEphilly . com,  has partnered with our reading series to promote Poets on the Porch 2011. Shannon McDonald, Editor, will publish the work of six of the poets reading every other day up until the 20th of August, the day of the event.  Please visit NEphilly at www.neastphilly.com

Poets on the Porch 2011 – August 20th

August20th @ 1:00pm – The Fox Chase Reading Series presents a reading on the porch of Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadlephia, Pa. 19111.

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The Fox Chase Reading Series presents the 2nd Annual Poets on the Porch at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.  Poets Dan Maguire, Lynn Levin, Ana Božičević , Amy King, Elizabeth Pallitto  join Fox Chase Poets Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter on the porch. Bring a porch chair and enjoy an afternoon of verse on the porch of the historic Ryerss Museum and Library.

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Diane Sahms-Guarnieri was born, raised, and is still residing in Philadelphia.  Images of Being,
her first full-length collection, is slated for release in October 2011.  Her work has been published locally, nationally, and internationally in the small and electronic press. She is currently the Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review (2009 –present); served on the Editorial Board of Philadelphia Stories; found and facilitated the Center City Poets’ Workshop at Borders Bookstore, Philadelphia (2006-2011).  Diane has performed her poetry at venues in Philadelphia; Harrisburg; Southeastern Pennsylvania; Delaware; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and New York.  You can visit her at http://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/

G Emil Reutter is a Poet currently residing in the Fox Chase Neighborhood of Philadelphia. Eight volumes of his prose and poetry have been published. You  can visit him at www.gemilreutter-author.com

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Amy King is the author of I’m the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi, both from Blazevox Books, The People Instruments (Pavement Saw Press), and most recently, Kiss Me With the Mouth of Your Country (Dusie Press). She edits the Poetics List, sponsored by The Electronic Poetry Center (SUNY-Buffalo/University of Pennsylvania), moderates the Women’s Poetry Listserv (WOMPO), and teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY NassauCommunity College. Her poems have been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, and she has been the recipient of a MacArthur Scholarship for Poetry. Amy King was also the 2007 Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere. She is currently editing an anthology, The Urban Poetic, forthcoming from FactorySchool. For information on the reading series Amy co-curates, go to The Stain of Poetry: A Reading Series blog. You can read the poetry of Amy King in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/09-AmyKing.html

Dan Maguire’s poetry has won prizes and awards and has appeared in numerous  anthologies and reviews. He has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes. Poets  Robert Bly and Gerald Stern have favorably reviewed his work. His latest  release titled Finding The Words is available from Plan B Press. You  can read the poetry of Dan Maguire in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/17-DMaguire.html

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Elizabeth Pallitto has just returned home from a year in Istanbul, Turkey, where she taught Creative Writing and Classical literature as a Visiting Professor at Kadir Has University.Elizabeth has translated the contemporary Turkish poet Murathan Mungan, the Iraqi exile Thea Laitef, and the historical figures Tommaso Campanella and Tullia d’Aragona (1510-1556). Other translations appear in anthologies: The Bread and the Rose: Neapolitan Poetry from the Sixteenth Century to the Present (NY:Legas, 2005) and A New Map. Migrant Poets in Italy, (L. A.: NewInteger, 2006), ed. Luigi Bonaffini. In 2007, she published the first English edition of the 1547 Rime of Tullia d’Aragona as Sweet Fire: Tullia  d’Aragona’s Poetry of Dialogue and Selected Prose (NY: George Braziller,2007). Elizabeth’s own poems have appeared in The North American Review, Litspeak, Foolscap, and the ArkAngel Review. Herself an academic nomad with sojourns in New York, Boston, Istanbul, and Hatfield, Massachusetts. You can read the poetry of Elizabeth Palllitto in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11WS/ElizabethPallitto.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/07-ElizabethPallitto.html

Poet, writer, and translator Lynn Levin is the author of three collections of poems: Fair Creatures of an Hour (2009), a Next GenerationIndie Book Awards finalist in poetry; Imaginarium (2005), a finalist for ForeWord
Magazine’s  Book of the Year Award; and A Few Questions about Paradise (2000) – all published by Loonfeather Press. Lynn Levin’s poems, prose, andtranslations have appeared in Ploughshares, Boulevard,  Washington Square Review, Southwest Review, 5 A.M., Lilith, Michigan Quarterly Review,  Parthenon West Review, Verse Daily,and Garrison Keillor’s radio show The Writer’sAlmanac.

A former BucksCounty Poet Laureate and winner of Bucks County Community College’s RobertFraser Poetry Award, Lynn Levin has received grants from the Leeway Foundationand funding from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council  for her community-based teaching. She teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and DrexelUniversity. ™. You can read the poetry of Lynn Levin in The Fox Chase Reviewat these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/01-LLevin.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/05-LynnLevin.html

Ana Božičević is a poet and translator. Her debut Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press) was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. She is the Program Manager at the Center for the Humanities of
The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she helped found Lost&Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative and the Annual Chapbook Festival, and is also a PhD candidate in English. She co-edits the online journal esque. You can visit her at: http://www.anabozicevic.com/#!

Ryerss Museum and Library is accessible by the SEPTA Fox Chase train line via the Ryers Station and Fox Chase Station, also via the SEPTA 70 and 24 bus routes. For directions to Ryerss Museum and Library visit: http://ryerssmuseum.org/visit1.html

Spring into Summer 2011 Reading Schedule

We end our spring season with May 10th- 2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic and two poets from New York who will entertain and  challenge you with their verse Lisella andFagiani in Fox Chase May 22nd . Two events you shouldn’t miss!

Our Summer Season

June 1st – The 10th Edition of The Fox Chase Review will be published on line

June 12th – The last 2nd Tuesdays Poetry  Open Mic until September at The Hop Angel Brauhaus.

June 26th
Philadelphia Poet Paul Siegell joins with NYC Poet Ocean Vuong for our Featured Poets Reading at Ryerss Museum and Library followed by an open mic.

July 16thPoets inthe Park returns to Lions Park in the heart of Fox Chase when Poets Thaddeus Rutkowski, Leonard Gontarek, Timothy Gager, Chad Parenteau  join Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and G Emil Reutter in the park for a magical evening of poetry.

July 31st – The Outlaws return to Ryerss Museum and Library when Poet David Blaine heads east into town from Michigan and Nathan Graziano heads south from New Hampshire. A great afternoon of poetry will follow their arrival followed by an open mic.

August 20thPoets onthe Porch returns to Ryerss Museum and Library when poets Dan Maguire, Lynn Levin, Amy King, Ana Božičević, Elizabeth Pallitto join Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and G Emil Reutter on the porch of the historic museum for a special afternoon of poetry in Fox Chase.

We will post updates to each event as they approach. Thanks to all those who come out to support the poets and The Fox Chase Reading Series. We hope to see you on May 10th for the open mic and for two great poets at Ryerss on May 22nd, Lisella and Fagiani.

Today’s Inquirer reviews …

Today’s Inquirer reviews …   including Lynn Levin’s Fair Creatures of an Hour

at Books Inq. – 

http://booksinq.blogspot.com/2010/03/todays-inquirer-reviews_14.html