POETS IN THE PARK
7900 Oxford Avenue
JULY 31, 2010 – 7 PM T0 8:30PM
The Fox Chase Reading Series &
The Rockledge-Fox Chase Business Association
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/
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
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
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
Bring a lawn chair, blanket for the grass and get comfortable for a magical evening of poetry in Fox Chase!