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Poets on the Porch – 2014

Photo from Poets on the Porch 2013

Photo from Poets on the Porch 2013

Poets and lovers of poetry will gather on the Victorian porch of Ryerss Museum and Library for the 4th installment of The Fox Chase Reading Series – Poets on the Porch. 14 Poets will read their original work on July 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 7370 Central Ave. in Philadelphia, Pa. 19111 atop the hill at Burholme Park. The event will be hosted by Rodger Lowenthal and Bruce Kramer.

 Your Hosts

rodger lowenthal

Rodger 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. You can read the poetry of Rodger Lowenthal in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/w14rlowenthal.html http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/23-RLowenthal.html

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Bruce Kramer is a writer from New Jersey. Most of his work has appeared in boring technical documents, medical publications, and marketing propaganda, but he has also been published in the occasional magazine and literary publication. He believes in cold beer, rock and roll, and baseball. He sometimes acts like he is named after Bruce Springsteen, but he knows he is named after somebody much cooler. You can read the poetry of Bruce Kramer in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/BruceKramer.html

The Poets

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

Diane Sahms Guarnieri is a Philadelphia Poet and Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review and co-curates The Fox Chase Reading Series. Her first collection Images of Being was released in October of 2011. She was awarded a grant in poetry from the AEV Foundation in May of 2013 and currently serves as Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum and Library in Philadelphia. . Diane’s poetry has been published widely in the small and electronic press. You can visit her at http://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/   and http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/

g-emil-reutter

g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia where he founded The Fox Chase Review and The Fox Chase Reading Series.  Eight collections of his poetry and prose have been published by Stonegarden.net, Blazevox Books and Persistenica Press. Most recently Carvings in November 2010. His newest fiction collection, Thugs, Con Men, Pigs and More will be released in November by Red Dashboard Press.  You can visit him at   http://gereutter.wordpress.com/

noah

Noah D. Cutler is a retired commercial real estate lawyer living in St. Davids, PA. He writes poetry largely because it’s cheaper than psychotherapy. With very few exceptions, he has not previously permitted any of his poetry to be published, as he generally prefers to perform it. You can read the fiction and poetry of Noah Cutler in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/NoahCutler.html http://www.foxchasereview.org/10SU/NoahDCutler.html

Frank Wilson

Frank Wilson has been reviewing books professionally since October 1964. For most of the past decade he was Books Editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer. He currently blogs at Books Inq. It is one of the most successful blogs in the literary blogosphere. You can read the poetry of Frank Wilson in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/w14fwilson.html http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/FrankWilson.html

George Wylesol

George Wylesol is a janitor and TV repairman from Northeast Philly who writes and draws in his free time. He graduated from the University of the Arts in 2012 with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Creative Writing. His work is simple, dark, and clean and can be viewed at www.wylesol.com . You can read the fiction of George Wylesol in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/w14gwyelsol.html

Mel Brake

Mel Brake has won several awards for his poetry and musical talents. He was born and raised in Philadelphia, and proud of it. He lives in Springfield, PA because the water is fresh, clear and tasty. Many publications and journals have published his poems including Fox Chase Review, Philadelphia Poets, Mad Poets Review, E Pluribus Unum:An Anthology of Diverse Voices, Apiary Magazine, Word Riot Magazine, Poetry Ink, The New Verse News and many others You can read the poetry of Mel Brake in The Fox Chase Review at these links:  http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/MelBrake.html http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/24-MBrake.html http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/17-MelBrake.html http://www.foxchasereview.org/2008/12-MelBrake.html

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Born in Fort Worth and raised in Carrollton, Texas, on Stockyard Rodeos and Pioneer Days during the 60-70s— Elizabeth Akin Stelling is a wife, mother, chef, an editor/writer, activist for CHD and grief counselling after losing her daughter to heart disease in 2000. Elizabeth is also managing editor of Red Dashboard LLC—Z-composition, Annapurna and Cowboy Poetry. She has works published in vox poetica, Referential Magazine, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Curio Poetry, Wordgathering, River Review, Tuck Magazine, CrazyLitMag, Texas Observer Magazine, and culinary trade magazines. And known as Chef E, her food poetry has been heard on CroptoCuisine Radio, out of Boulder, CO. Her most recent poetry collection: My South by Southwest- A Cast Iron Tempo Recollection.  https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/my-south-by-southwest-a-cast-iron-tempo-recollection-by-elizabeth-stelling/

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F. 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

McBride

Bernadette McBride, A former Poet Laureate of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has been honored as a Pushcart Prize nominee, second-place winner of the international Ray Bradbury writing award, and both a finalist and runner-up for the Robert Fraser poetry prize. She has taught Creative Writing at Temple University, and conducts poetry and fiction writing workshops in the Bucks County region. Her work has been published in numerous journals and anthologies nationally and is forthcoming in the UK. She directs the monthly Poets Reading Series at Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope, PA and has read her own work for Public Television in New York City and PhillyCAM in Philadelphia. She is the author of Waiting for the Light to Change (WordTech Editions, 2013). You can read the poetry of Bernadette McBride in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/McBride.html

maria

Maria Masington is a writer from Wilmington, Delaware.  Her poetry has been published in The News Journal, The Red River Review, Damozel Literary Journal, The Survivor’s Review, Wanderings (co-editor), and by the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Science.  Her poem HIT & RUN will be featured in The Fox Chase Review later this year. Masington’s first short story “Impresario” was published in  Someone Wicked, an anthology by Smart Rhino Publications. Maria is a member of the Written Remains Writer’s Guild, the Wright Touch critique group, and participated in the 2012 Cape Henlopen Poets and Writers Retreat.  The first Tuesday of every month, you can find her at the Newark Arts Alliance, where she emcees their open mic night, for writers of all genres to share their work.

MCohen

Mike Cohen has authored two collections of poetry, Poet’s Pilgrimage and For Reading Out Loud, both awaiting discovery and broad dissemination (perhaps posthumously). Mike’s work has appeared in the Schuylkill Valley Journal, Philadelphia Daily News, Mad Poets Review, and Poetry Forum Anthology. He has presented public readings in various bookstores, coffee shops, and libraries. Mike’s current project is Poetry Aloud And Alive program at the Big Blue Marble Book Store in West Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. You can read the poetry of Mike Cohen in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/01-MikeCohen.html http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/13-MCohen.html

HaydenSaunier

Hayden Saunier won the 2011 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry form Nimrod International Journal. Her work has appeared widely in journals such as 5 A.M., Beloit Poetry Journal, Bellevue Literary Review, Drunken Boat, Margie, Nimrod, Rattle, and on the poetry site Verse Daily.  Her first book, Tips for Domestic Travel, was the finalist for the St. Lawrence Award and was published in 2009 by Black Lawrence Press. She won the Robert Fraser Poetry Prize in 2005 and her work has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. Her latest release is Say Luck, Poems by Hayden Saunier. You can read the poetry of Hayden Saunier in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12WS/HaydenSaunier.html

 

 

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Poets @ Pennypack – April 12th @ 1pm

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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/

….. 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.

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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

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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

“Poets @ Pennypack” – Pennypack Environmental Center

Amp at Pennypack Environmental Center

We are pleased to announce a new series to be held in the outdoor amphitheater/ camp fire area at the Pennypack Park Environmental Center.  Located at 8600A Verree Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 19115

Dates:

April 12, 2014 1 pm to 3:30 pm

May 10, 2014 1 pm to 3:30 pm

The amphitheater is located just behind the Environmental Center on a ridge overlooking the Pennypack Creek.  You can visit the center on line here: http://www.phila.gov/ParksandRecreation/environment/

To view photographs of the center, nature center and surrounding park you can visit these links:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157601771538333/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157601826425892/

More information will follow in 2014.

July 13th – Poets on the Porch 2013

The Fox Chase Reading Series Present Poets on the Porch 2013 at Ryerss Museum and Library- 7370 Central Ave. in Philadelphia 19111 @ 1 pm today. Bring a porch chair and join us for a fantastic afternoon of poetry. The lineup: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/poets-on-the-porch-july-13th-1-pm-to-430-pm/

 

Poets on the Porch returns in 2013

Poets on the Porch 2011We  are pleased to announce Poets on the Porch returns in 2013 with 17 poets reading on the porch of Ryerss Museum and Library. This event wil be held on July 13th.  Our flyer can be viewed at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13WS/docs/2013PoetsOnThePorch.pdf

Additional information will follow as the date gets near.

Poets on the Porch 2011 – August 20th

August20th @ 1:00pm – The Fox Chase Reading Series presents a reading on the porch of Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadlephia, Pa. 19111.

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The Fox Chase Reading Series presents the 2nd Annual Poets on the Porch at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.  Poets Dan Maguire, Lynn Levin, Ana Božičević , Amy King, Elizabeth Pallitto  join Fox Chase Poets Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter on the porch. Bring a porch chair and enjoy an afternoon of verse on the porch of the historic Ryerss Museum and Library.

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ThePoets

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Diane Sahms-Guarnieri was born, raised, and is still residing in Philadelphia.  Images of Being,
her first full-length collection, is slated for release in October 2011.  Her work has been published locally, nationally, and internationally in the small and electronic press. She is currently the Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review (2009 –present); served on the Editorial Board of Philadelphia Stories; found and facilitated the Center City Poets’ Workshop at Borders Bookstore, Philadelphia (2006-2011).  Diane has performed her poetry at venues in Philadelphia; Harrisburg; Southeastern Pennsylvania; Delaware; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and New York.  You can visit her at http://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/

G Emil Reutter is a Poet currently residing in the Fox Chase Neighborhood of Philadelphia. Eight volumes of his prose and poetry have been published. You  can visit him at www.gemilreutter-author.com

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Amy King is the author of I’m the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi, both from Blazevox Books, The People Instruments (Pavement Saw Press), and most recently, Kiss Me With the Mouth of Your Country (Dusie Press). She edits the Poetics List, sponsored by The Electronic Poetry Center (SUNY-Buffalo/University of Pennsylvania), moderates the Women’s Poetry Listserv (WOMPO), and teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY NassauCommunity College. Her poems have been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, and she has been the recipient of a MacArthur Scholarship for Poetry. Amy King was also the 2007 Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere. She is currently editing an anthology, The Urban Poetic, forthcoming from FactorySchool. For information on the reading series Amy co-curates, go to The Stain of Poetry: A Reading Series blog. You can read the poetry of Amy King in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/09-AmyKing.html

Dan Maguire’s poetry has won prizes and awards and has appeared in numerous  anthologies and reviews. He has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes. Poets  Robert Bly and Gerald Stern have favorably reviewed his work. His latest  release titled Finding The Words is available from Plan B Press. You  can read the poetry of Dan Maguire in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/17-DMaguire.html

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Elizabeth Pallitto has just returned home from a year in Istanbul, Turkey, where she taught Creative Writing and Classical literature as a Visiting Professor at Kadir Has University.Elizabeth has translated the contemporary Turkish poet Murathan Mungan, the Iraqi exile Thea Laitef, and the historical figures Tommaso Campanella and Tullia d’Aragona (1510-1556). Other translations appear in anthologies: The Bread and the Rose: Neapolitan Poetry from the Sixteenth Century to the Present (NY:Legas, 2005) and A New Map. Migrant Poets in Italy, (L. A.: NewInteger, 2006), ed. Luigi Bonaffini. In 2007, she published the first English edition of the 1547 Rime of Tullia d’Aragona as Sweet Fire: Tullia  d’Aragona’s Poetry of Dialogue and Selected Prose (NY: George Braziller,2007). Elizabeth’s own poems have appeared in The North American Review, Litspeak, Foolscap, and the ArkAngel Review. Herself an academic nomad with sojourns in New York, Boston, Istanbul, and Hatfield, Massachusetts. You can read the poetry of Elizabeth Palllitto in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11WS/ElizabethPallitto.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/07-ElizabethPallitto.html

Poet, writer, and translator Lynn Levin is the author of three collections of poems: Fair Creatures of an Hour (2009), a Next GenerationIndie Book Awards finalist in poetry; Imaginarium (2005), a finalist for ForeWord
Magazine’s  Book of the Year Award; and A Few Questions about Paradise (2000) – all published by Loonfeather Press. Lynn Levin’s poems, prose, andtranslations have appeared in Ploughshares, Boulevard,  Washington Square Review, Southwest Review, 5 A.M., Lilith, Michigan Quarterly Review,  Parthenon West Review, Verse Daily,and Garrison Keillor’s radio show The Writer’sAlmanac.

A former BucksCounty Poet Laureate and winner of Bucks County Community College’s RobertFraser Poetry Award, Lynn Levin has received grants from the Leeway Foundationand funding from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council  for her community-based teaching. She teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and DrexelUniversity. ™. You can read the poetry of Lynn Levin in The Fox Chase Reviewat these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/01-LLevin.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/05-LynnLevin.html

Ana Božičević is a poet and translator. Her debut Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press) was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. She is the Program Manager at the Center for the Humanities of
The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she helped found Lost&Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative and the Annual Chapbook Festival, and is also a PhD candidate in English. She co-edits the online journal esque. You can visit her at: http://www.anabozicevic.com/#!

Ryerss Museum and Library is accessible by the SEPTA Fox Chase train line via the Ryers Station and Fox Chase Station, also via the SEPTA 70 and 24 bus routes. For directions to Ryerss Museum and Library visit: http://ryerssmuseum.org/visit1.html