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19th Annual Poetry Ink: 100 Poets Reading – April 26th

PoetryInk2015-front-coverSunday, April 26, 2015 12 noon

Brandywine Workshop, 728 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

For a listing of poets reading please visit:


100,000 Poets for Change- Philadelphia Area Events – 2014

100000-poets-1100 Thousand Poets for Change is an international grassroots educational organization focusing on the arts, especially poetry, music, and the literary arts. Founded in 2011 by Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion it focuses on a world-wide event each September. 700 events in 550 cities in 95 countries took place on September 24, 2011 and the event was described as the largest poetry event in history.

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Saturday, September 27th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Souderton Community Park – Wile Ave. & Reliance Road, Souderton, Pa.

100 Thousand Poets for Change – Philadelphia area poets read in Souderton Community Park in Montogmery County http://www.a2pwebdesign.com/montcopoet/news/newsblast09272014.htm

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Saturday, September  27th – 2p.m to 5 p.m.- Green Line Café-  43rd and Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA

100 Thousand Poets for Change- Philadelphia area poets read at The Green Line Café in West Philadelphia. http://greenlinecafe.com/


Saturday, September 27th– 4 p.m. – Brandywine Workshop, 728 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

100 Thousand Poets for Change – Philadelphia area poets read at The Moonstone Poetry Series http://www.moonstoneartscenter.org/100-thousand-poets-for-change/



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

Charlotte Forten: Race & Education

From Larry Robin of The Moonstone Arts Center

More information available at: www.moonstoneartscenter.org

Moonstone Arts

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Bunting Whitman

Word up (PoemTalk #74)-Whitman’s ‘Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking’ as performed by Basil Bunting

A discussion with Amy King Julia Bloch and Tom Pickard http://jacket2.org/podcasts/word-poemtalk-74

poetry ink

18th Annual Poetry Ink: 100 Poets Reading

Sunday, April 6, 12 noon

@ Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Y, Broad & Pine Streets



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A petition form Move.org



The poetry of E. E. Cummings

By Paul Muldoon


le hinton

For Lancaster writer, Le Hinton, poetry was always present



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Poetry Ink Festival – April 7th in Philadelphia

Poetry Ink 2013

For more information please visit: http://www.moonstoneartscenter.org/poetryink/

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.


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Moonstone Poetry Lives at Fergie’s Pub


Moonstone Poetry Lives with a weekly series of poetry readings at

Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom Street.

Each week of the month will have a different host. All programs will include an open reading.

First Wednesday of the month be coordinated and hosted by Elijah B. Pringle, III, former on-air host of Panoramic Poetry at October Gallery.com, he is the author of At the Cornerstone, Feeding the Sparrow, and Second Saturday at Serenity. His work has been in Edison Poetry Review, Fox Chase Review, The God’s Must Be Bored, and will have a Feature is The River Poets Journal.

Second Wednesday of the month will be coordinated and hosted by Charles Carr, a native Philadelphian, born and raised in Southwest Germantown. In 2007 Charles was Mad Poets Review First Prize Winner for his poem “Waiting To Come North”.  In 2009 Cradle Press of St. Louis published Charles’s first book of poetry: paradise, pennsylvania. Charles’ poems have been published in various print and on-line local and national poetry journals.  Charles has recited his poems at various regional poetry events.  Haitian Mud Pies, Charles’s next collection of poems will be published in 2013.

Third Wednesday of the month be coordinated and hosted by Dave Worrell, whose first chapbook titled “We Who Were Bound” was published in August 2012 by Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press. His poems have appeared in U.S. 1 Worksheets, Mad Poets Review, Exit 13, Wild River Review, Fox Chase Review and Adanna. He has performed his music-backed poems at Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia and The Cornelia Street Café in New York.

Fourth Wednesday of the month will be coordinated and hosted by Suzan Jivan, poet, photographer, fiber artist and avid blogger, she will feature themed poetry readings followed by open readings. While fairly new to Philadelphia Suzan has been published in The Fox Chase Review and Poetry Ink and enjoys attending the readings at the many poetry venues and looks forward to adding to the Philadelphia scene.


Moonstone Arts Center Moving

The Moonstone Arts Center is moving at the end of the year and with the move comes the end of the legendary Robin’s Bookstore.  Larry Robin has been a lifelong promoter of the arts and literature in Philadelphia.  Thousands of poets/writers/musicians have performed their work at Robin’s and Moonstone always with encouragement from Larry.  While performing at Robin’s has always been a right of passage for Philadelphians engaged in the arts, Larry also opened his venue to artists from all over the United States and the world.  Emerging artists benefited greatly from the experience of performing at this venue, established artists returned time and again to visit with Larry.

History of Robin’s Bookstore: http://www.moonstoneartscenter.org/about/robins-bookstore/ 

Robin’s Bookstore has been a uniquely Philadelphia brand since 1936 and the final departure will leave a hole in the heart of the city. Moonstone Arts Center will continue at another location that will be announced at the end of year. The center is currently offering 60% off all books in stock. Larry has given generously to the arts community for decades so it would be wonderful if you could give back, stop by and pick up a few books.

Moonstone hasn’t rolled up the carpets and have outstanding events scheduled for the rest of the year. You can find a listing at this link: http://www.moonstoneartscenter.org/?ec3_today=1 

Many of us remember our first feature at the Moonstone Poetry Series or reading at “100 Poets” also known as Poetry Ink.  There are three months left, take the time to climb the steps from 13th Street, enter the center, say hello to Larry, catch a show, and buy a book.  Remember this place, feel the fabric of the city pulling and savor it.

We at The Fox Chase Review thank Larry Robin for all he has done and wish him the best when he opens The Moonstone Arts Center at its new location.

Book Launch: Looking in and Sipping: Collected Poems by Suzán Jiván

Join Suzán Jiván and Lester Mobley at The Moonstone Arts Center on October 4th @ 7pm for the launch of   Looking in and Sipping: Collected Poems by Suzán Jiván. For more information please visit Moonstone at this link:  http://www.moonstoneartscenter.org/moonstone-arts-center-events/mps-suzan-jivan-lester-mobley/

The poetry of  Suzán Jiván in The Fox Chase Review:  http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/Suz%C3%A1nJiv%C3%A1n.html

The poetry of Lester Mobley in The Fox Chase Reviewhttp://www.foxchasereview.org/11AW/LMobley.html