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A Road Well Traveled

Please visit our new book review site : North of Oxford

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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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….. We’ll Be Back in January

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We are looking forward to a great 2014 here in Fox Chase.

The Winter/Spring 2014 Edition of The Fox Chase Review is slated for release in January. Until then you can enjoy the review at www.foxchasereview.org

We will resume blogging in January 2014.

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Our Featured Poet/Writer Series at Ryerss Museum and Library kicks off on January 26th with Maryann L. Miller and J. Erin Sweeney. Our full lineup for 2014 can be viewed here: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/docs/FCR2014ReadingSchedule.pdf

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Our new outdoor poetry series, Poets @ Pennypack will be held on April 12th and May 10th. Our lineup can be viewed at these links:

April 12th: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/docs/FoxChaseReadingSeries-414.pdf

May 10th: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/docs/FoxChaseReadingSeries514.pdf

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Poets on the Porch at Ryerss Museum and Library will be held on July 13th. Our lineup can be viewed at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/13AW/docs/PoetsonthePorch_2014.pdf

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

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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

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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

 

Poets on the Porch 2011 – August 20th

August20th @ 1:00pm – The Fox Chase Reading Series presents a reading on the porch of Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadlephia, Pa. 19111.

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The Fox Chase Reading Series presents the 2nd Annual Poets on the Porch at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.  Poets Dan Maguire, Lynn Levin, Ana Božičević , Amy King, Elizabeth Pallitto  join Fox Chase Poets Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter on the porch. Bring a porch chair and enjoy an afternoon of verse on the porch of the historic Ryerss Museum and Library.

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Diane Sahms-Guarnieri was born, raised, and is still residing in Philadelphia.  Images of Being,
her first full-length collection, is slated for release in October 2011.  Her work has been published locally, nationally, and internationally in the small and electronic press. She is currently the Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review (2009 –present); served on the Editorial Board of Philadelphia Stories; found and facilitated the Center City Poets’ Workshop at Borders Bookstore, Philadelphia (2006-2011).  Diane has performed her poetry at venues in Philadelphia; Harrisburg; Southeastern Pennsylvania; Delaware; Cambridge, Massachusetts; and New York.  You can visit her at http://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/

G Emil Reutter is a Poet currently residing in the Fox Chase Neighborhood of Philadelphia. Eight volumes of his prose and poetry have been published. You  can visit him at www.gemilreutter-author.com

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Amy King is the author of I’m the Man Who Loves You and Antidotes for an Alibi, both from Blazevox Books, The People Instruments (Pavement Saw Press), and most recently, Kiss Me With the Mouth of Your Country (Dusie Press). She edits the Poetics List, sponsored by The Electronic Poetry Center (SUNY-Buffalo/University of Pennsylvania), moderates the Women’s Poetry Listserv (WOMPO), and teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY NassauCommunity College. Her poems have been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, and she has been the recipient of a MacArthur Scholarship for Poetry. Amy King was also the 2007 Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere. She is currently editing an anthology, The Urban Poetic, forthcoming from FactorySchool. For information on the reading series Amy co-curates, go to The Stain of Poetry: A Reading Series blog. You can read the poetry of Amy King in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/09-AmyKing.html

Dan Maguire’s poetry has won prizes and awards and has appeared in numerous  anthologies and reviews. He has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes. Poets  Robert Bly and Gerald Stern have favorably reviewed his work. His latest  release titled Finding The Words is available from Plan B Press. You  can read the poetry of Dan Maguire in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/17-DMaguire.html

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Elizabeth Pallitto has just returned home from a year in Istanbul, Turkey, where she taught Creative Writing and Classical literature as a Visiting Professor at Kadir Has University.Elizabeth has translated the contemporary Turkish poet Murathan Mungan, the Iraqi exile Thea Laitef, and the historical figures Tommaso Campanella and Tullia d’Aragona (1510-1556). Other translations appear in anthologies: The Bread and the Rose: Neapolitan Poetry from the Sixteenth Century to the Present (NY:Legas, 2005) and A New Map. Migrant Poets in Italy, (L. A.: NewInteger, 2006), ed. Luigi Bonaffini. In 2007, she published the first English edition of the 1547 Rime of Tullia d’Aragona as Sweet Fire: Tullia  d’Aragona’s Poetry of Dialogue and Selected Prose (NY: George Braziller,2007). Elizabeth’s own poems have appeared in The North American Review, Litspeak, Foolscap, and the ArkAngel Review. Herself an academic nomad with sojourns in New York, Boston, Istanbul, and Hatfield, Massachusetts. You can read the poetry of Elizabeth Palllitto in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11WS/ElizabethPallitto.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/07-ElizabethPallitto.html

Poet, writer, and translator Lynn Levin is the author of three collections of poems: Fair Creatures of an Hour (2009), a Next GenerationIndie Book Awards finalist in poetry; Imaginarium (2005), a finalist for ForeWord
Magazine’s  Book of the Year Award; and A Few Questions about Paradise (2000) – all published by Loonfeather Press. Lynn Levin’s poems, prose, andtranslations have appeared in Ploughshares, Boulevard,  Washington Square Review, Southwest Review, 5 A.M., Lilith, Michigan Quarterly Review,  Parthenon West Review, Verse Daily,and Garrison Keillor’s radio show The Writer’sAlmanac.

A former BucksCounty Poet Laureate and winner of Bucks County Community College’s RobertFraser Poetry Award, Lynn Levin has received grants from the Leeway Foundationand funding from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council  for her community-based teaching. She teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and DrexelUniversity. ™. You can read the poetry of Lynn Levin in The Fox Chase Reviewat these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/01-LLevin.html and http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/05-LynnLevin.html

Ana Božičević is a poet and translator. Her debut Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press) was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist. She is the Program Manager at the Center for the Humanities of
The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she helped found Lost&Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative and the Annual Chapbook Festival, and is also a PhD candidate in English. She co-edits the online journal esque. You can visit her at: http://www.anabozicevic.com/#!

Ryerss Museum and Library is accessible by the SEPTA Fox Chase train line via the Ryers Station and Fox Chase Station, also via the SEPTA 70 and 24 bus routes. For directions to Ryerss Museum and Library visit: http://ryerssmuseum.org/visit1.html

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.

A Beautiful Day on the Porch

The summer breeze cascaded across the porch at Ryerss Library and Museum blending with the beautiful words of our featured poets.  Thanks to all of our featured poets who did a wonderful job in sharing their poetry with the crowd. Photos of Poets on the Porch can be viewed at this link:

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August 21st- Poets on the Ryerss Porch

 

POETS ON THE PORCH

AUGUST 21ST – 1PM TO 3PM

Ryerss Museum and Library

7730 CENTRAL AVENUE

PHILADELPHIA, PA. 19111

THE FOX CHASE READING SERIES

PRESENTS

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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 

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

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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!