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Rodger Lowenthal’s Under the Stars to Benefit Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program


Rodger Lowenthal is presenting Under the Stars, a program of poetry and music on June 7th, 7 p.m.  to benefit the Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program. @ 213 Maple Avenue, Wyncote, Pa. 19095. Donation: $15.00. RSVP rodlow31@yahoo.com or call 215-885-5557


Featured Poets are: Mel Brake, Mike Cohen and Christopher Bursk 

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Featured Musicians are: Saul Broudy, Jim Dragoni and Sunday Brown

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Purpose: To recognize and promote excellence in poetry

Eligibility: ALL MONTGOMERY COUNTY (PA) RESIDENTS – 18 years and older

Entry Rules: Ten (10) poems; no more, no fewer. Any style, form, or length. All work to be original, published or unpublished, typewritten or word processed, one side only. DO NOT PLACE NAME OR ADDRESS ON POETRY PAGES. Attach Entry Form with paper clip to packet of poems (no staples please!). List titles of poems, your name, address, and phone number on opposite side of this page. If return of manuscript is desired, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage. *Please do not send certified mail.

Deadline: Poems must be mailed to: MCPL Poet Laureate Competition, PO Box 441, Hatfield PA 19440. Manuscript must be post-marked NO LATER than Monday, February 3, 2014.

Reader’s Fee: $25.00 Please make your check payable to: The Indian Valley Arts Foundation.
In the memo, please write “Poet Laureate”. ** We accept additional donations to support the continued growth of the MCPL program.

Notification: Winner will be notified by Friday, March 28, 2014. Please note all entries will be judged anonymously.

Awards: $500 Honorarium to the winner and a formal awards presentation by the Celebrity Judge at The Indian Valley Public Library (time and date is to be determined).

Judges: Three recognized poets, two of which reside in the Delaware Valley (Hayden Saunierand Roy Smith), The third, a community-based “Celebrity Judge”, J.C. Todd.

About the Judges: http://www.a2pwebdesign.com/montcopoet/history/celebrityjudge/2014.htm

>> go here to download the 2014 ENTRY FORM

It’s National Poetry Month – FCR and Links to Reading Venues in Philly

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It’s National Poetry Month and the Philadelphia Poetry Scene offers poets and lovers of poetry many venues and magazines to enjoy  during the month.

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The Fox Chase Review and Reading Series offers our online review at www.foxchasereview.org offering a blend of local, national and international poets and writers. The reading series is held at Ryerss Museum and Library and on April 28th will feature Poets Christine Klocek-Lim and Le Hinton and an open mic following the features.(https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2013 ) 

Our blog https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/ offers information on the reading series, interviews, book reviews, poetry news and general information. We hope you take the time to get to know the review and reading series and come out to Ryerss to listen to great poetry.

The scene in the Philadelphia area is vibrant and we offer the following links in no particular order to reading series we believe you will enjoy:

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Moonstone Arts Center: http://www.moonstoneartscenter.org/

Philadelphia Poetry Festival: http://phillypoetryfest.blogspot.com

Apiary: http://apiarymagazine.com/

Asian Arts Initiative: http://www.asianartsinitiative.org/programs/performances.php

International House: http://ihousephilly.org/events/national-poetry-month-rudy-burckhardt/

Philadelphia Stories: http://www.philadelphiastories.org/

Kelly Writers House: http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/

Painted Bride Quarterly: http://pbq.drexel.edu/

Russian Heritage Festival : http://www.mosaicafestival.com/

National Museum of American Jewish History Presents-  Words Off the Page: An Evening with Distinguished Women Poets http://www.nmajh.org/CalendarEvent.aspx?eventid=34

Temple Poets and Writers Series: http://www.temple.edu/creativewriting/events/PnW/

Rosemont College National Poetry Month Celebration http://www.rosemont.edu/safety-alerts/index.aspx

The Muse House: http://www.musehousecenter.com/

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Chapter and Verse: http://chapterhousereadings.blogspot.com/

Philadelphia Poetry Collective: http://www.philadelphiapoetrycollective.com/

Moveable Beats: http://moveablebeats.wordpress.com/

Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program: http://www.a2pwebdesign.com/montcopoet/

Manayunk Roxborough Arts Center:  http://mrartcenter.org/

Panoramic Poetry: https://www.facebook.com/panoramic.poetry

Philadelphia Poets: http://home.comcast.net/~redrose108/site/?/event/

Poets and Prophets: http://www.poetsandprophets.com/newsandevents.html

Mad Poets Society: http://www.madpoetssociety.com/

Monday Poets at the Main Philadelphia Library: http://www.freelibrary.org/libserv/monpoets.htm


Philly Cypher: http://www.phillycypher.com/

Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement: http://phillyyouthpoets.org/

The Pigeon Presents: https://www.facebook.com/thephillypigeon

Green Line Café: http://greenlinecafe.com/4689-2/poetry/

Poetdelphia: http://poetdelphia.wordpress.com/

Community College of Philadelphia: http://www.ccp.edu/site/academic/creativewriting/writers_festival.html

Philadelphia Spoken Word : http://www.poetry247.com/philadelphia/

If we missed a venue please send us a link and we will include it the listing.


-g emil reutter