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FCR has enjoyed a great run, publishing 21 issues of The Fox Chase Review , an international review of poetry and fiction  over seven years. Presented hundreds of poets and writers at our featured reading series, open mic and outdoor poetry events. Thanks to our poetry editor and Broadside publisher, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri. Fiction editors Russell Reece, Robert Hambling Davis, Sandra Davidson, T.G. Davidson, O.L. Barnes. Creative non-fiction editor MM Wittle. Our  occasional reading series hosts, F. Omar Telan, Bruce Kramer, Rodger Lowenthal and Mel Brake.  Thanks to our web editors, Katie Reutter and Sandra Davidson who made the review possible on line.

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Our blog has been widely read, full of  book reviews, essays, poetry and literary news, interviews of poets and writers as well as area news. . We thank all those who contributed to the blog. The main focus of the review, reading series and blog has always been to promote poets and writers and we believe we have achieved this goal.

We now look forward to new challenges and goals, using more of our time to create and explore the craft.

To view past issues of The Fox Chase Review please click on the links under the Masthead.

Thanks to all the poets and writers who contributed, the great editorial staff, and occasional hosts of the readings series who kept FCR going.

The Fox Chase Review

The Fox Chase Reading Series Venues

Featured Reading Series @ 3 Sisters Corner Cafe

Featured Reading Series @ 3 Sisters Corner Cafe

 

Featured Reading Series @ Ryerss Museum and Library

Featured Reading Series @ Ryerss Museum and Library

2nd Tuesdays Open Mic @ The Blue Ox Bistro and Hop Angel Brauhaus

2nd Tuesdays Open Mic @ The Blue Ox Bistro and Hop Angel Brauhaus

2nd Tuesdays Open Mic @ The Red Rooster Inn

2nd Tuesdays Open Mic @ The Red Rooster Inn

Poets In The Park - Lions Park

Poets In The Park – Lions Park

Poets on the Porch @ Ryerss

Poets on the Porch @ Ryerss Museum and Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poets @ Pennypack

Poets @ Pennypack Park

We leave you with these wise words for all poets and writers to follow:

“Be what you are. Give what is yours to give. Have style. Dare.” – Stanley Kunitz

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Tonight: Poets in the Park

A mild summer breeze will be cascading across Lions Park tonight for the 2nd annual Poets in the Park 2011. Come on out and enjoy an evening of poetry in heart of Fox Chase, 7900 Oxford Avenue.  The program will run from 7:30pm to about 9:30pm. Grab a bench, bring a lawn chair, or blanket and relax at this free event.  Poets in the Park 2011 – July 16th

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Siegell and Vuongin Fox Chase June 26th

Poets inthe Park – July 16th

 

Spring into Summer 2011 Reading Schedule

We end our spring season with May 10th- 2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic and two poets from New York who will entertain and  challenge you with their verse Lisella andFagiani in Fox Chase May 22nd . Two events you shouldn’t miss!

Our Summer Season

June 1st – The 10th Edition of The Fox Chase Review will be published on line

June 12th – The last 2nd Tuesdays Poetry  Open Mic until September at The Hop Angel Brauhaus.

June 26th
Philadelphia Poet Paul Siegell joins with NYC Poet Ocean Vuong for our Featured Poets Reading at Ryerss Museum and Library followed by an open mic.

July 16thPoets inthe Park returns to Lions Park in the heart of Fox Chase when Poets Thaddeus Rutkowski, Leonard Gontarek, Timothy Gager, Chad Parenteau  join Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and G Emil Reutter in the park for a magical evening of poetry.

July 31st – The Outlaws return to Ryerss Museum and Library when Poet David Blaine heads east into town from Michigan and Nathan Graziano heads south from New Hampshire. A great afternoon of poetry will follow their arrival followed by an open mic.

August 20thPoets onthe Porch returns to Ryerss Museum and Library when poets Dan Maguire, Lynn Levin, Amy King, Ana Božičević, Elizabeth Pallitto join Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and G Emil Reutter on the porch of the historic museum for a special afternoon of poetry in Fox Chase.

We will post updates to each event as they approach. Thanks to all those who come out to support the poets and The Fox Chase Reading Series. We hope to see you on May 10th for the open mic and for two great poets at Ryerss on May 22nd, Lisella and Fagiani.

Poets in the Park Brings A Crowd

Poets in the Park sponsored by The Fox Chase Reading Series and The Rockledge Fox Chase Business Association  was a great success on 7-31-10. The evening reading featured poets Steve Delia, Mike Cohen, Diane Sahms Guarnieri, G Emil Reutter and Louis McKee.  The crowd numbered between fifty and sixty in attendance who enjoyed a great, magical evening of poetry in Lions Park. Photos of the event can be viewed at this link:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157624478593342/

Next Up:

August 21st- Poets on the Ryerss Porch

July 31st – Poets in the Park

POETS IN THE PARK

7900 Oxford Avenue

Lion’s Park

JULY 31, 2010  –  7 PM T0 8:30PM

The Fox Chase Reading Series &

The Rockledge-Fox Chase Business Association

Present Poets

Louis McKee of Holmesburg had poems recently published in  APR, 5 A.M., Chiron Review, Pearl, and Rattle among others. RIVER ARCHITECTURE, a selected poems, was published in 1999, and a collection of his newer work, NEAR OCCASIONS OF SIN, appeared in 2006. Adastra Press has published MARGINALIA, a volume of his translations from Old Irish of monastic poems. STILL LIFE, a chapbook ofpoems, is just been issued from Foothills, and JAMMING from Mad Poets Books, is a TLOLP prize winner. You can read the poetry of Louis McKee in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/05-LMcKee.html   http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/15-LouisMcKee.html  http://www.foxchasereview.org/2008/03-LouisMcKee.html You can visit his website at: http://www.louismckee.com/ 

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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

Poet Steve Delia of Lawncrest has been crumpling balls of paper into the trash can for 30 years now. The one’s he keeps he calls poetry. He has also killed trees with short stories and most recently a homicide with his first essay. His idea of a perfect evening is scrapple by candlelight and a couple of games of naked twister. He lives with his record and CD collections and ponders why he can’t blow up and tie balloons. His two latest chapbooks are Revisited, Revised, Retyped and 1622 Church Street.  You can read the poetry of Steve Delia in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/2008/01-SteveDelia.html

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Mike Cohen of Mount Airy is reflective, philosophical, and humorous. His  writing is an ongoing attempt to make sense of this life and this universe It addresses the Big Bang and the little bumps as well. There is no topic too meaningful or too nonsensical.
       Mike’s poetry has appeared in the Mad Poets Review, Poetry Forum Anthology, Fox Chase Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, the Mt. Airy Times Express, and the Philadelphia Daily News. His poetic presentations have been featured in programs at various schools, bookstores, coffee shops, and libraries. His poems have been aired on SKIN radio. Mike has served as a judge in the Montgomery County Poet Laureate competition.
       Mike’s poetic philosophy is: “Poetry doesn’t have the answers,  it’s just a beautiful way of putting the questions.”
     Currently, Mike hosts Poetry Aloud and Alive, a popular monthly poetry program in its fifth year at Mt. Airy’s Big Blue Marble Book Store. His articles on Philadelphia sculpture appear in the Schuylkill Valley Journal in which he is a contributing editor.  He is a docent at Chestnut Hill’s Woodmere Art Museum.

 You can read the poetry of Mike Cohen in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/13-MCohen.html  http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/01-MikeCohen.html

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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

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Bring a lawn chair, blanket for the grass and get comfortable for a magical evening of poetry in Fox Chase!

JULY 31ST- POETS IN THE PARK

POETS IN THE PARK

7900 Oxford Avenue

Lion’s Park

JULY 31, 2010  –  7 PM T0 8:30PM

The Fox Chase Reading Series &

The Rockledge-Fox Chase Business Association

present poets

louis mckee

diane sahms-guarnieri

mike cohen

steve delia

g emil reutter

Bring a lawn chair, blanket and get comfortable for a magical evening of poetry in Fox Chase