Tag Archives: OPEN MIC

Poets @ Pennypack – April 12th @ 1pm


The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present the first installment of Poets @ Pennypack on April 12, 2014: 1 pm to 3:30 pm – Amphitheater/Camp Fire area at the Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600-A Verree Rd, Philadlephia, Pa. 7 featured poets will be followed by an open reading. For more information please visit : https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/poets-pennpack-april-12th-1pm/

Here Comes Jane and Steve! March 30th @ 2pm

LaforgeBurkeThe Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on March 30th with Poets Steve Burke and Jane Rosenberg Laforge at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Host: Rodger Lowenthal. The reading will begin @ 2pm in the second floor gallery of the museum. The features will be followed by an open reading. A limited number of poetry broadsides by Laforge and Burke will be available for those in attendance. For information please visit: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/jane-rosenberg-laforge-and-steve-burke-in-fox-chase-march-30th/

FCR Broadsides 14-2 and 14-3 Available on Feb 23rd


Our Broadside Series continues with 14-2 and 14-3, printed in a limited edition of 30 copies.  Broadside 14-2, Surface Quality by Maria Keane and 14-3, Initial and Pass On by Michael Steffen will be available on February 23rd at our Featured Poet/Writer Reading at Ryerss Museum and Library. More information at this link: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/keane-and-steffen-in-fox-chase-february-23rd/

….. 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

Coming Up

Jan. 29th @ 2pm- April Lindner and Noah Cutler at 3 Sisters Corner Café, 7950 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.

Feb 8th @ 7:30pm- 2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic at The Hop Angel Brauhaus, 7980 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

Feb. 26th @ 2pm- Mel Brake and B.E. Kahn 

Visit with us at www.foxchasereview.org

Van Buskirk and Krok in Fox Chase March 27th

The Fox Chase Reading Series, Featured Poets Reading, presents Poets Bill Van Buskirk and Peter Krok on March 27th @2pm at 3 Sisters Corner Café, 7950 Oxford Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Van Buskirk and Krok will be followed by an open mic.

Bill Van Buskirk is a Business professor by day and a Poet the rest of the time. He has published in the Comstock Review, Paterson Literary Review, LIPS, and many other journals. He has won five Ginsberg awards for his work. His book: This Wild Joy that Thrills Outside the Law won the Joie de Vivre Poetry Contest sponsored by the Mad Poet’s Review. His chapbook: Everything that’s Fragile is Important was a finalist in the Jesse Bryce Niles competition sponsored by the Comstock Review. He lives in Bethlehem with his poet-wife Lisa Baron, two children Elizabeth and Sam and the dog, Kazoo—the best singer in the family. He teaches at La Salle University

Peter Krok is the editor of the Schuylkill Valley Journal and serves as the humanities/poetry director of the Manayunk Art Center where he has coordinated a literary series since 1990. Because of his identification with row house and red brick Philadelphia, he is often referred to as “the red brick poet.” His poems have appeared in the Yearbook of American Poetry, America, Mid-America Poetry Review, Midwest Quarterly, Poet Lore, Potomac Review, Blue Unicorn and numerous other print and on-line journals. In 2005 his poem “10 PM At a Philadelphia Recreation Center” was included in Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (published by Penn State University). His book, Looking For An Eye, was published by Foothills Press in 2007. You can read his work in The Fox Chase Review at : http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/16-PKrok.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/04-PeterKrok.html

Manayunk Arts Center Presents Quatroche and Reutter- Sept 20th



            Manayunk Art Center located at 419 Green Lane (rear) presents “A Bukowski-Connected Afternoon: Vincent Quatroche and G. Emil Reutter Read Their Own Poems & Comment on the Writings & Influence of Charles Bukowski ” on Sunday, September 20 from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM.  Attendees also invited to read Bukowski material in an Open Reading. $4 Donation requested. Refreshments available.  Phone: 215-482-3363.


The Bukowski-Connected Program will include a talk titled “Don’t Try” by Quatroche. “Don’t Try” are the words engraved on Bukowski’s tombstone (he died in 1994).  The meaning of “Don’t Try” is interpreted as don’t try to be like anybody else. Bukowski has become an emblematic figure for the modern outsider and depraved individualist.  Time magazine called Bukowski the “laureate of American lowlife.”  A well-known Bukowski quote is “These words I write keep me from total Madness.” The misfit Bukowski is like no one else in American literature. Some compare Bukowski to Jack Kerouac, the iconic figure of the “Beats.”


G Emil Reutter, who resides in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia, knocked around as a Tea Blender, Steel Worker, Warehouse worker, Car wash guy, Busboy, Short order cook and Gas pump jockey. Finally he settled down for 25 years as a railroad cop, raised a family, and recently retired from the railroad job. His most recent collection of selected poems titled Blue Collar Poet was released in February of this year. Seven collections of his poetry and short fiction have been published


Vincent Quatroche is a frequent presence on the New York City spoken word poetry scene.  A profile of his work appeared on PBS in 1998. He is a much-published and traveled author who has generated numerous creative projects, including several books and audio/video interpretations of his work. He has been a member of the Communication and English Department at Jamestown Community College since 1997 and has been on the faculty in the Communication Department at Fredonia State College since the late 80s. He has also served as an Instructor in Adult Education for the Chautauqua County Jail in Mayville NY since 1996.   


            Peter Krok, the Humanities Director of the MAC, hosts and coordinates the Sunday series, which is now in its twentieth year.  Attendees are invited to share Bukowski work or their own comments on Bukowski.. Light refreshments will be served. For information about literary programs contact the MAC at 215-482-3363.