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Sahms-Guarnieri and Reutter in New Hope May 7th

Farley’s First Thursday, New Hope
Poetry Reading Series On Thursday, May 7, Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope, PA will feature poets Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter beginning at 7 PM. The reading is followed by a Q&A with the poets and an open reading (three minutes per poet) bring a poem (yours or that of a favorite poet) to share! Farley’s is located at 44 South Main Street, New Hope, 18938. Phone: 215-862-2452. ____________________________________________
About the Poets
10525371354_910db773c9_oDiane Sahms-Guarnieri, a native Philadelphian, is the author of two full-length poetry collections: Images of Being (Stone Garden Publishing, 2011) and Night Sweat (Red Dashboard Press, forthcoming in January, 2016). She has been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Many Mountains Moving, Philadelphia Stories, Blue Collar Review, and Wilderness House Literary Review, among others. Awarded a grant in poetry from the AEV Foundation in 2013, she currently serves as Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum and Library and as Poetry Editor of the Fox Chase Review. More about Diane can be found at http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/ & https://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/ g emil reutter 2
g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. Nine collections of his poetry and fiction have been published, most recently a collection of short stories, Thugs, Con-Men, Pigs and More released in 2014. His new book, From the Valley—Poems will be released in 2016. He can be found at https://gereutter.wordpress.com/about/

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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It’s National Poetry Month! What are you doing?

You could read poetry during the lazy days of April or you could visit

The Tenth Muse – A Poetry Workshop with Diane Sahms-Guarnieri on April 21st or  Poetry Ink 2012 on April 22 and Northeast Philadelphia Memorial for Poet/Teacher Louis McKee on April 29th.  Or follow  Recommended Reading for National Poetry Month

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

The City Real & Imagined by CAConrad & Frank Sherlock

Charles Loudon* – The Fox Chase Review 

        I was pleased to receive a copy of The City Real & Imagined by CAConrad and Frank Sherlock. Late last year I had an opportunity to listen to these poets read at The Fox Chase Reading Series @ 3 Sisters Corner Café. Although they read separately, their poetry blended together, like a good bourbon and coke, different yet excellent when mixed. CAConrad an adopted son of Philadelphia, Frank Sherlock a native son wear their pride of Philadelphia in everything they do, the good, bad and the ugly. Like a bourbon and coke, The City Real & Imagined, brings the reader through a volume of work that blends stark observations and beautiful images crafted by these two fine poets.

(pages 68-69)

stone flowers





only thin

not wilting


each Philadelphian

makes these streets

by seeing them

with our lives

each finds

a face


the day along as

every step

flips a chip of

coal into the



 ( page 52 ) 

         An oversized pendulax

         nods in the old

         city balance

to the gallerygoers                then

      the factory shells

                                        Fortunes wished 





                       copper      Poor Richard’s    grave 

The poets voice blend, sometimes hard like Wild Turkey, sometimes smooth like Jack Daniels, yet always with the right touch of coke to keep you reading. 

The City Real & Imagined by CAConrad and Frank Sherlock can be purchased at:


You can read the work of CAConrad and Frank Sherlock in The Fox Chase Review at these links:




Thanks to G. for passing this book along to me. 

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* Charles Loudon lives on Cottman Avenue in Philadelphia, he is not sure if he lives in Fox Chase or Burholme depending on who he speaks with. He is frequent visitor to the Ryerss Library.