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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:


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


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


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.


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

A Poetic Review by: Rodger Lowenthal
 Plunge into delicious
autobiography   Levin takes a chance
backs away carefully
intuitively alert to motive
and the responsibility of impulse
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
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.”
With a fencer’s celerity
Levin touches her reader
again and again
Be one of them
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