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Poets on the Porch – July 13th 1 pm to 4:30 pm

The Fox Chase Reading Series 

Presents

Poets on the Porch 

Ryerss Museum and Library

7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

ryerss

The Poets

Rodger Lowenthal – Your Host

Rodger Lowenthal 4Rodger Lowenthal  is a poet from Montgomery County. His poetry and book reviews have appeared in a number of small press and electronic publications. He hosts a quarterly reading series at his home featuring poets and musicians. Rodger is an occasional book reviewer and host for the Fox Chase Review and Reading Series. You can also read his poetry in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/23-RLowenthal.html

Bruce Kramer – Your Co-Host 

Telan and Okewole Reading Fox Chase Reading Series 6 30 13 022Bruce Kramer is a writer from Philadelphia. 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. He has poetry forthcoming from Barrelhouse Magazine and you can read his poetry in the Fox Chase Review at this link:http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/BruceKramer.html

 Mel Brake

MelBrake (1)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: 2008 WS2008 AW2009 AW2012 SU 

Suzán Jiván

SuzánJivánSuzán Jiván’s poems have appeared in Frog Pond and the Poetry Ink Anthology. Her chapbook Looking in and Sipping was released in 2012. You can read the poetry of SuzánJiván in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/Suz%C3%A1nJiv%C3%A1n.html

Steve Delia

Steve Delia in Open MicPoet Steve Delia has been crumpling balls of paper into the trash can for 30 years now.  His chapbooks are Revisited, Revised, Retyped and 1622 Church Street, Zoo Poetry. You can read the poetry of Steve Delia in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/2008/01-SteveDelia.html

 Alice Wootson

WootsonAAlice Wootson grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She attended Cheyney University which is located outside of Philadelphia. She remained in the area after graduating with a BS Degree in Elementary Education. She earned a Masters Degree in Education and a Principal’s Certification from Cheyney University as well. Alice earned a Reading Specialist Certification from the University of Pennsylvania. You can read the poetry and fiction of Alice Wootson in The Fox Chase Review at these links: 2008 WS2010 WS

Marty Esworthy

MEsworthyMarty Esworthy is a leading advocate for sound poetry and meta-verse. Esworthy is a Megaera-award-winning poet, editor emeritus, Steel Point Quarterly, and renowned poetry impresario, is director of the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel. He’s been published in numerous regional and national publications, including Haggard & Halloo, text_TOWER, Literary Chaos, Fledging Rag, House Taken Over, logodaedalus, Syzygy, The International Digest of World poetry, and the Miserere Review. Recent Esworthy tomes include hard reality, Pacobooks, 2004, and The Object Stares Back, Uh-Oh!, T&T Press, 2009.Twenty-Six Javanese Proverbs was awarded the 2006 R.E.Foundation Award for Outstanding Poetry from Iris G. Press in 2006. You can read the poetry of Marty Esworthy in The Fox Chase Review at this link:  http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/MartyEsworthy.html

Noah Cutler

CutlerNoahDNoah Cutler is a retired real estate lawyer living in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He enjoys writing essays and novels, as well as writing and performing his poetry. You can read the fiction of Noah Cutler in The Fox Chase Review at these links: 2010 SU2011 SU

Lisa Sewell


Sewell_abrevLisa Sewell
 is the author of three books of poems: The Way Out (Alice James Books, 1998), Name Withheld (Four Way Books, 2006), Long Corridor (2009 Seven Kitchens Press). She is also co-editor, with Claudia Rankine, of American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics (Wesleyan, 2007). She has received grants and awards from the Leeway Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Recent work has appeared in American Letters and Commentary, Denver Quarterly, New Letters, Tampa Review, Laurel Review, The Journal and Colorado Review. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches in the English department at Villanova University

Dave Worrell 

DWorrellDave Worrell studied literature and philosophy at Union College in beautiful Schenectady, New York. His poems have appeared in US 1 WorksheetsMad Poets Review and Wild River Review. He has performed poems at Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia and Cafe Improv in Princeton.  His latest collection is We Who Were Bound. You can read the poetry of Dave Worrell in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/07-DWorrell.html

 

Tamara Oakman 

OakmanTTamara Oakman, a graduate of Temple University, has completed her Master’s thesis in English—a book entitled, Snatched—at Arcadia University; won awards in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and drama. She has been published by Many Mountains Moving, Philadelphia Stories, Mad Poets Review, and other journals. She is executive editor of Apiary Magazine. You can read the poetry of Tamara Oakman in The Fox Chase Review a this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/10WS/OakmanT.html

 

Christine O’Leary Rockey

COLeary-RockeyChristine O’Leary-Rockey is a poet, philosopher and a professor and with a tendency to lose things and incur student loans for frivolous subjects. Greatly influenced by W.B. Yeats, e.e. cummings and mystics such as Julian of Norwich, St. Francis of Assisi and Shel Silverstein, she has failed to come to terms with any real religious identity and is open to suggestions…. She’s been published in a variety of state and local publications, including The Fledgling Rag, The Experimental Forest, Steel Pointe Quarterly, Harrisburg Magazine, and Megaera. Christine is a member of Harrisburg’s infamous (almost) Uptown Poetry Cartel and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in November 2007 by Iris G. Press. You can read the poetry of Christine O’Leary Rockey in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/ChristineOLeary-Rockey.html

 Kimmika Williams Witherspoon

KWillams-WitherspoonKimmika Williams-Witherspoon, PhD  (Cultural Anthropology), M.A. (Anthropology), MFA (Theater), Graduate Certificate)Women’s Studies, B.A. (Journalism); is an Associate Professor in the Theater Department at Temple. Along with Eugene Martin (Film), William Witherspoon is a recent recipient of the Provost’s Seed Grant for Interdisciplinary Work ($50, 000.);the 2003 Provost’s Arts Commission Grant recipient; a 2001 Independence Foundation Theater Communications Group Grant, the 2000 winner of the PEW Charitable Trust $50,000 fellowship in scriptwriting, and the 1999, winner of the DaimlerChrysler “Spirit of the Word” National Poetry Competition  (Seattle) at the Unity’99 Conference, Kimmika Williams has also been the recipient of a host of awards and honors, including: the DaimlerChrysler Regional Poetry Contest (Philadelphia), the 1996, Lila Wallace Creative Arts Fellowship with the American Antiquarian Society and a two-time returning playwright with the Minneapolis Playwrights’ Center and Pew Charitable Trusts Playwrights Exchange.

The author of The Secret Messages in African American Theater: Hidden Meaning Embedded in Public Discourse” (Edwin Mellen Publishing, 2006) Williams was, at one time, Arts Producer for public radio, WXPN-88.5, reporter and columnist with the Philadelphia Tribune and television editor for the Chicago-based “Maceba Affairs Media Review Magazine. You can read the poetry of Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/KimmikaWilliams-Witherspoon.html

 Paul Siegell

SiegellPPaul Siegell is the author of jambandbootleg (A-Head, 2009), Poemergency Room(Otoliths Books, 2008) and the forthcoming wild life rifle fire (Otoliths Books, 2009). He is a staff editor at Painted Bride Quarterly, and has contributed to The American Poetry ReviewBlazeVOXCoconutRattle and other fine journals. Paul has also been featured in the Philadelphia City Paper, Paste MagazineRelix Magazine and Bookslut. Kindly find more of Paul’s work at ReVeLeR @ eYeLeVeL. You can read the poetry of Paul Siegell in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/10WS/SiegellP.html

Jack Veasey

JVeaseyA 2010 nominee for a Pushcart Prize, Jack Veasey is a Philadelphia native who has been living in Hummelstown, PA for over 20 years. He is the author of ten published collections of poetry, most recently “The Sonnets” and “5-7-5” (both from Small Hours Press, 2007).  He is a member of Harrisburg’s Almost uptown Poetry Cartel. His poems have also appeared in many periodicals and a number of anthologies. You can read the poetry of Jack Veasey in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/JackVeasey.html

 Ryan Eckes 

RyanEckesRyan Eckes lives in South Philadelphia. He’s the author of Old News (Furniture Press 2011) and when i come here (Plan B Press 2007). He works at Community College of Philadelphia and Temple University. You can read the poetry of Ryan Eckes in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/RyanEckes.html

 Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

DIANE4Diane Sahms-Guarnieri is a Philadelphia Poet. Her first release, Images of Being, received critical acclaim.  Her second collection, Night Sweat, is awaiting a release date. Her poetry has appeared in a number of small and electronic press magazines. In May of 2013 Diane was awarded a grant for poetry by the AE Ventures Foundation. She is the Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review. http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/

g emil reutter

g emil reutterg emil reutter is the author of ten collections of poetry and prose. His work has been published widely in the small and electronic press. He founded the Fox Chase Review and Reading Series in 2007. http://gereutter.wordpress.com/

Frank Sherlock

FrankSherlock (1)Frank Sherlock is the author of Over Here, The City Real & Imagined collaboration with CA Conrad) and Ready-to-Eat Individual, (a collaboration with Brett Evans.) Sherlock is also the author of Neighbor Ballads, a public poetry installation project with Erik Ruin that celebrates South Philadelphia’s immigrant communities. You can read the poetry of Frank Sherlock in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/13-FrankSherlock.html

 

“A night of Poetry and Music” – “Una Noche de Poesía y Música”

 the Spoken Word / the Accordion
with poets Mong-Lan y Stephen Page
y acordeonista Rodger French
Sabado, 29 Septiembre, 19:30 hrs
Fundación Ernesto Sabato
Thames 1717, Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Admisión: Free – Gratis
Información:
Vení y compartí con nosotros una noche inolvidable de poesía y música: la palabra encantada por dos poetas fascinantes, Mong-Lan y Stephen Page, y un acordeonista ecléctico y virtuoso, Rodger French. Tres artistas en Buenos Aires se unen para darles una noche excepcional, llena de magia y corazón.
Join us for an unforgettable evening of poetry and music: The enchanted spoken word by two exciting poets, Mong-Lan and Stephen Page, and an eclectic virtuoso accordionist, Rodger French. Three artists in Buenos Aires team together to give you a heartfelt exceptional evening.

Contact Información:Tel: 4833-6856
website: www.fundacionernestosabato.org
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Mong-Lan, prize-winning American poet, writer, visual artist, dancer (tango), singer (bel canto, tangos) and educator, left her native Vietnam on the last day of the evacuation of Saigon. Author of five books and two chapbooks, Mong-Lan’s honors include the Pushcart Prize, the Juniper Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Awards, a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, a Fulbright Fellowship. Recipient of an MFA from the University of Arizona, Mong-Lan’s poetry has been frequently anthologized to include in Best American Poetry. www.monglan.com
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Mong-Lan, poetisa estadounidense, escritora, pintora, fotógrafa, bailarina del tango argentino, cantante (bel canto y tangos), y profesora, dejó su Vietnam natal el último día de la evacuación de Saigon. Autora de cinco libros y dos libros de cordel, fue galardonada con el Premio Pushcart, el Premio Juniper; ganó una beca de Wallace Stegner para la Universidad de Stanford y una beca Fulbright; obtuvo su Master de Bellas Artes en Poesía en la Universidad de Arizona. La poesía de Mong-Lan ha sido frecuentemente incluida en muchas antologías, como La Mejor Poesía de los EE.UU.  www.monglan.com 
Stephen Page is the author of The Timbre of Sand and Still Dandelions. He holds two AAs from Palomar College, a BA from Columbia University, and an MFA from Bennington College. He is the recipient of The Jess Cloud Memorial Prize for Poetry. He considers playing baseball well a high art.
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Stephen Page es el autor de El Timbre de Arena y Dientes de León Still. Tiene dos AA de Palomar College, una licenciatura de la Universidad de Columbia, y un MFA de Bennington College. Él es el ganador del Premio La Nube de Jess Memorial de Poesía. Considera que jugar el béisbol bien un gran arte.
Rodger French es un talentoso acordeonista a piano, percusionista, y malabrista.  Por más de 30 años, se ha desempeñado como director de teatro musical, músico de orquesta, músico de sesión, actor de vodevil y instructor de clown.  Rodger fue el fundador de La Orquesta de Vodevil DeLuxe, y apareció en una producción Off-Broadway de “Shlammer,” un espectacúlo judío-ganster-vodevil.  En 2007, mientras vivió en Accra, Ghana, tocó en el “Ghana@ 50 Jubilee Music Festival.”
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Rodger French is an accomplished piano accordionist, percussionist and juggler. For over 30 years he has served as a theatre musical director, orchestra musician, session musician, Vaudeville entertainer and clowning instructor. Rodger was the founder of The DeLuxe Vaudeville Orchestra, appeared in an Off-Broadway production of “Shlammer,” a Jewish-Gangster-Vaudeville show, and, in 2007 while living in Accra, Ghana, he performed in the “Ghana @ 50 Jubilee Music Festival.”

Looking Back in Photographs- Moving Forward

As we move forward with The Fox Chase Reading Series in 2012 we thought we could take the time to look back over the last five years in photographs. We hope you enjoy the view.

Featured Poets Series at 3 Sisters Corner Café and Ryerss Museum and Library 2007-2011

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2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic 2009-2011

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 Poets in the Park 2010-2011

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 Poets on the Porch 2010-2011

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 Featured Poets and Writers Series at Ryerss Museum and Library 2012-

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The Poetry and Art of Ellen Peckham at Dalet Gallery March 2nd through April 14th

Where: Dalet Gallery, 141 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

From March 2nd through April 14th The Dalet Gallery will dedicate its space to the many aspects of Ellen Peckham’s  work — not only prints (the dark, mystical ones containing dark poems and the colorful abstract ones that support haiku) but also collages, constructions and some quirky items of wearable art.

And if that were not challenging enough to any curator the poems, often integral to the visual work, will be featured in a reading and performance of them in musical settings by Gerald Busby. A rather a-typical “catalog” that includes information on the history and impetus of the various works from sketches and notes to finished pieces, is available and includes a CD of the music. The exhibition, book and CD are together called Continuum: the Art of Ellen Peckham for the attempt the artist has made to lead the view/reader through the history, the development of the pieces on view over, often, decades.

Irena Gobernik, Director of Dalet, describes the Gallery’s concept for the exhibit from her first visit to my studio here in New York. “At first Ellen’s environment seems distinct from the works, varied as they are in themselves. Her loft is intense with her own art (finished and in process) and that of friends. Here papier mâché sculptures co-exist with Latin American retables, Tibetian horns hang above shelves of books, glass, china, Asian and European objects large and small. Nothing vanishes in this place.”

“But moving from one work to another we realize the unity of the aesthetic. And realize we want to show Ellen Peckham’s art not as separate, perfectly performed works nor as a series united by technique or period of creation but as the record of the life of an amazing, adventurous and multi-talented person who has shrugged off being limited in expectations, styles or media.”

The reading/premier of the music is scheduled for Saturday, March 24th at 4PM.

Ellen Peckham in The Fox Chase Review: 2008 AW ; 2010 WS

Ellen Peckham’s website http://www.ellenpeckham.com/Initial.php

Dalet website http://www.daletart.com/index.shtml?e_id=35

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

 

 

 

 

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JULY 16TH

Poets in the Park- Lions Park

7900 Oxford Avenue,  Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.

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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.

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AUGUST 20TH

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.

July 14th- 2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic

 The Fox Chase Review and The Blue Ox Bistro

Present

The Fox Chase Reading Series

2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic

July 14, 2009

7pm to 9pm

Host: Diane Sahms-Guarnieri 

Please join us for the “2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic” at The Blue Ox Bistro located at Rhawn St. and Oxford Ave in the Fox Chase Section of Philadelphia. Come early to sign up and enjoy the great atmosphere of The Blue Ox Bistro, excellent menu and ten rotating drafts on tap.  Sign up early for the open mic by emailing us at foxchasereadingseries@yahoo.com 

Transportation: Our venues are located one block from the Septa Fox Chase Station. The station is 15 minutes from Market East Station via the R-8 in Center City. If you take the R-8 to “2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic” save your receipt- The Blue Ox Bistro will pay your fare!  The Fox Chase Bus Loop also services the 18 and 24. There is free parking behind the Bistro.

SAUTURDAY JULY 25TH- QUATROCHE AND GAGER AT 3 SISTERS CORNER CAFE- 2PM