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September 29th Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Laura Kiesel in Fox Chase


The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on September 29th with Poets Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Laura Kiesel  at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The reading will begin @ 2pm in the second floor gallery of the museum. The featured poets will be followed by an open reading

More information at this link: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/september-29th-diane-sahms-guarnieri-and-laura-kiesel-in-fox-chase/

… blogging will resume

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… blogging will resume on a limited basis when we return from Pittsburgh. We are looking forward to June 30th – F. Omar Telan and Richard Okewole in Fox Chase  and Poets on the Porch – July 13th 1 pm to 4:30 pm   before our summer break from the 14th of July to September 1st. We look forward to seeing those who can make these two outstanding events!

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.

Fox Chase Reading Series 2011 Schedule

We are pleased to announce our 2011 reading schedule.

Featured Poets Series @ Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Burholme Park, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Start time: 2pm. Featured poets are followed by an open mic.

February 27th @2pm

B.E. Kahn and Mel Brake

.March 27th @2pm

John Dorsey and Rebecca Schumedjda.

April 17th @2pm

Nathalie Anderson and Teresa Leo.

May 22st @2pm

Maria Lisella and Gil Fagiani.

June 26th @2pm

Paul Siegell and Ocean Vuong.

September 25th @2pm

Catherine Staples.

October 30th @2pm

 Jm Mancinelli and Rodger Lowenthal








Poets in the Park- Lions Park

7900 Oxford Avenue,  Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.


Poets in the Park returns on July 16, 2011 at 7:30pm when Poets Thaddeus Rutkowski, Leonard Gontarek, Chad Parenteau, Timothy Gager join Diane Sahms Guarnieri and G Emil Reutter in Lions Park for a magical evening of poetry.



Poets on the Porch- Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

Poets on the Porch returns on August 20, 2011 at 1pm when Poets Dan Maguire, Lynn Levin, Amy King, Ana Bozicevic, Elizabeth Pallitto  join Diane Sahms Guarnieri and G Emil Reutter on the porch of historic Ryerss Museum and Library for a beautiful afternoon of poetry.

August 21st- Poets on the Ryerss Porch

Come and sit on the porch! – August 21st at 1pm for Poets on the Porch at Ryerss Library and Museum and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of poetry.  For more information on the poets and Ryerss please visit this link:

August 21st- Poets on the Ryerss Porch

August 21st- Poets on the Ryerss Porch




Ryerss Museum and Library






Diane Sahms-Guarnieri of Burholme has won numerous awards for her poetry and has been published in literary anthologies and magazines to include Philadelphia Stories, The Fox Chase Review, Many Mountains Moving, Mad Poets Review, Southern Ocean Review and The Wilderness House Literary Review. She has served on the Philadelphia Stories Editorial Board and in 2009 signed on as poetry editor of The Fox Chase Review. She is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University and has performed post graduate work at Holy Family University. Her first full length collection of poetry titled Images of Being is slated for release in November of 2011. You can read the poetry of Diane Sahms-Guarnieri in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/03-DianeSahmsGuarnieri.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/2008/15-DianeSahms-Guarnieri.html 

Catherine Staples poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, Third Coast, Commonwealth, The Michigan Quarterly Review, and others; new poems are forthcoming at Blackbird and Valparaiso. She was selected by Amy Clampitt for the University of Pennsylvania’s  William Carlos Williams Award and is the recipient of two APR Distinguished Poets’ Residencies. Her manuscript, Still-Life Breathing, has been a finalist for Lost Horse’s Idaho Prize, Northeastern’s Morse, Eastern Washington University’s Spokane, and Ohio State University’s The Journal Award. She teaches in the Honors program at Villanova University and lives in Devon, PA with her husband and children.  You can read the poetry of Catherine Staples in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/10WS/StaplesC.html 

G Emil Reutter writes poetry and prose in Fox Chase. He founded The Fox Chase Review and The Fox Chase Reading Series in 2007. Seven collections of his poetry and short fiction have been published. Carvings his latest poetry collection will be released in November of 2010. His website is www.gemilreutter-author.com

Jacob Russell lives in South Philly with his Spirt Staff where he grows tomatoes and herbs in the little strip of a garden in front of his apartment. His work has been performed by InterAct Theatre and appeared in Criiphoria 2, Conversational Magazine (when it was Poetry Quarterly! ), BlazeVox, Scythe, Salmagundi, dcomP Mag, Pindeldeyboz, Battered Suitcase, Clockwise Cat and other literary venues. He is currently working to complete a second novel and seeking a publisher for a MS of poetry. He manages the literary blog: Jacob Russell’s Barking Dog http://www.jacobrussellsbarkingdog.blogspot.com


Patrick Lucy lives in Philadelphia where he’s a member of the New Philadelphia Poets and runs an ephemeral press called _Catch / Confetti. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Corduroy Mtn, Elimae and Gulf Coast. You can read the poetry of Patrick Lucy in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/10SU/PatrickLucy.html

Rodger Lowenthal is a poet from Eastern Montgomery County Pennsylvania who is known to frequent 3 Sisters Corner Café in Fox Chase. His poetic reviews of books have appeared on line in various literary blogs. He is semi-retired working as a substitue teacher and playing poker. Rodger is known to pick up pieces of Hollywood and Cigars where he can find them. You can read the poetry of Rodger Lowenthal in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/23-RLowenthal.html

Carlos Soto Román was born in Valparaíso, Chile. He has published the books La Marcha de los Quiltros (The Mongrel’s march,1999), Haiku Minero (Miner Haiku, 2007) and Cambio y Fuera (Over and Out, 2009). His work has been collected in Bar (Anthology, 2006) and in Pozo (collective book, 2007). In 2004 he received the Creation Fellowship of the Book & Reading Council of the Chilean Government. He has resided in Philadelphia since March 2009 and is a member of The New Philadelphia Poets and the editor of the new cooperative anthology of U.S. poetry, Elective Affinities. He is also a pharmacist and actually is pursuing a Master in Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. You can read the poetry of Carlos Soto Román in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/10SU/CarlosSotoRoman.html

Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of poetry on the porch! Bring a porch chair, settle down and relax!

Rutkowski and Quatroche pack the house

We had a packed house at 3 Sisters Corner Café for The Fox Chase Reading Series Featured Poets Reading with Thaddeus Rutkowski and Vincent Quatroche.  Open mic readers included Joe Roarty, Hanoch Guy, Rodger Lowenthal, Jacob Russell, Noah Cutler, Mike Cohen, David Matthew, Krystle Griffin and Michael Pollock. For photographs of the reading please visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157614581079088/

Enjoy the summer!

June 26th- Rutkowski and Quatroche in Fox Chase

June 26th 2pm  

Featured Poets Reading at 3 Sisters Corner Café, 7950 Oxford Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The Fox Chase Reading Series presents Featured Poets Thaddeus Rutkowski and Vincent Quatroche followed by an open mic.


Thaddeus Rutkowski  is the author of the novels Tetched and Roughhouse. Both books were finalists for an Asian American Literary Award. Thaddeus teaches fiction writing at the Writer’s Voice of the West Side YMCA in Manhattan. You can read the poetry of Thaddeus Rutkowski in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/11-TRutkowski.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/09-ThaddeusRutkowski.html 


Vincent Quatroche of Dunkirk, New York has been writing for over thirty years. His fifth collection of poetry, prose and short stories entitled The Terrible Now was released in 2009 through Xlibris Press. A persistently cryptic and annoying presence on the poetry circuit in the Northeast region of the United States attempts to silence him have been unsuccessful. In addition, Quatroche works in the spoken word/sonic landscape media and has released numerous projects on tape/CD in the last two decades. A new CD entitled Vanishing Breed was released in 2009. Of course Quatroche doesn’t make a living doing any of things, relying on being employed as a career education at area colleges and correctional facilities, where his students (and inmates) find him equally persistent, cryptic and annoying. You can read the poetry of Vincent Quatroche in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/2008/04-VincentQuatroche.html  http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/11-VincentQuatroche.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/12-VQuatroche.html


3 Sisters Corner Cafe is located one block from the SEPTA R-8 Station which is a 15 minute ride from Market East Station and across the street from the SEPTA Route 18 Bus Loop..

For Directions to our venue please visit: Philadelphia Poetry Map on Google