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Masington and Baroth Brought the Heat to Ryerss

IMG_1061There was a snow storm outside but it  was a bit balmy in the 2nd floor gallery at Ryerss as Maria Masington and Peter Baroth delighted the crowd with their reading. The features were followed by an outstanding open mic with poets Wendy Schermer, Maira Keane, Bob Zell, Omar Telan and Lester Mobley.

You can view photographs of the reading at this link:

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

Our next reading is March 21st @ 1 p.m. featuring the poets and writers of Red Dashboard Press.

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Masington and Baroth This Saturday Feb. 21st

Join us for our first reading of the 2015 Season

Poet Maria Masington

Poet Maria Masington

Poet Peter Baroth

Poet Peter Baroth

Saturday – February 21st   @ 1 p.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. More information at this link: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/masington-and-baroth-in-fox-chase-february-21st/

FCR Broadsides 14-17 and 14-18 Available on February 21st

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Our Broadside Series continues with 14-17 , Philadelphia Hipster by Peter Baroth and 14-18, Hit and Run by Maria Masington printed in a limited edition of 30 copies.  These broadsides will be available on February 21st  at our Featured Poet/Writer Reading with Maria Masington and Peter Baroth at Ryerss Museum and Library. More information at this link: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/masington-and-baroth-in-fox-chase-february-21st/

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

The Fox Chase Review Autumn 2014 Poets

Autum 2014 Cover

http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/autumn-poetry-2014.html

Sketches From The Porch – F Omar Telan

Some sketches by F. Omar Telan from Poets on the Porch 2014 at Ryerss Museum and Library. Mel Brake-Mike Cohen-George Wyelsol, Maria Masington, Frank Wilson, Hayden Saunier, Bernadette McBride.

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telanbycristinokeefeaptowiczF. Omar Telan was born in Industrial Philadelphia during the 1876 centennial. With his decidedly halo halo background, Omar adds a singular perspective to Asian American expression. Neo-Futuristic, omgsototallygoth, and absolutely suburban fabulous, Omar appeals to his fellow artist who understands how satire sometimes involves eating children. Boom-bastic and introverted, he fascinates the casual audience with his ability to plumb the underbelly of his own psyche while simultaneously appreciating delicious, chilled plums. You can read the poetry of F. Omar Telan in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/Telan.html and visit his website at http://www.telan.org/

Report from Poets on the Porch 2014

State Rep Mark Cohen and Poet Diane Sahms-GuarnieriOn this warm July Sunday afternoon poets gathered on the porch of Ryerss Museum and Library for the 4th installment of Poets on the Porch. State Representative Mark Cohen of Philadelphia kicked off the day presenting Diane Sahms-Guarnieri with a Pennsylvania State Citation in honor of her decade of volunteer community service in the promotion of the art of poetry, through promotion of poets in live venues, workshops, in volunteer editorships of literary publications and her current position as Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum and Library.

Hosts Rodger Lowenthal and Bruce Kramer

Although our initial lineup changed, the audience was treated to a wide array of poetic styles ranging from realism, surrealism, avant-garde, cowboy, spoken word, performance and formal poetry. A beautiful mix of diverse voices on the porch.

The presentation was followed by the first set of poets reading on the porch hosted by Bruce Kramer. Poets Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, g emil reutter, Noah Cutler, Frank Wilson, George Wylesol and Mel Brake read in the first set.

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The second set of poets reading hosted by Rodger Lowenthal followed as the July temperature climbed to an appreciative crowd. Poets Elizabeth Akin Stelling, F. Omar Telan, Bernadette McBride, Maria Masington, Mike Cohen and Hayden Saunier read in the second set.

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Thanks to this talented and eclectic group of poets and to the great crowd who appreciated their work. More photos from Poets on the Porch 2014 can be viewed at this link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157624536350361/