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Crossing Waters by Ray Garman

crossingPublisher: Whirlwind Press (2008)
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Review by: g emil reutter
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In Crossing Waters, Ray Garman brings us through the seasons of his life.  This is not a collection of what if’s, but of what was and what is. These poems are based in reality and written with passion and emotion. In an age of poetic objects and disconnects, Garman connects with lyrical poems of the movements of life.  He reminds us of the passion and angst of teenage love in a series of poems in the spring section; to juke joints and coffee shops in the summer section; of hopes and laments in the autumn section; to shuttle buses and sink holes in the winter section.
Garman is always looking for the truth and has presented us with a collection of honest poems such as this beautiful poem about the Trade Towers:
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Trade Tower Space
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Same buildings
seen when sauntered
searching for lunch
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More direct now,
less crater than expanse
nothing in between
but empty space
where towers stood
stories high.
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A silent
gentle
whisper,
rustles of wind
blow dust
that might just hold
part of a friend,
or subway
I used to take
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Spirits hang
amidst this space,
absence,
no longer gaping hole
but fill,
filling I,
to build again,
to live again,
undaunted
or discouraged.
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Crossing Waters  is a collection of poems written by a poet who understands loss, love, hope and has an eternal belief in the goodness of man.
 
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g emil reutter             g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. (USA)
 

Words and More Words at Ryerss

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Ray Garman and Kristina Moriconi gave a fantastic reading in the 2nd floor gallery of Ryerss Museum today. Guest host Mel Brake did an outstanding job as did the open mic readers, Miriam Torres, Wendy Schermer, Rodger Lowenthal Steve Delia, Maria Keane and John Ruppert.  More photographs at this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157629096910438

Next up: Robert Hambling Davis and Russell Reece on November 24th.

October 27th – Kristina Moriconi and Ray Garman in Fox Chase

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KristinaMoriconi (1)The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on October 27th with Poets Kristina Moriconi and Ray Garman at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The reading will begin @ 2pm in the second floor gallery of the museum. The featured poets will be followed by an open reading. Poet Mel Brake will be our guest host. More information at this link: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/october-27th-kristina-moriconi-and-ray-garman-in-fox-chase/

October 27th – Kristina Moriconi and Ray Garman in Fox Chase

The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on October 27th with Poets Kristina Moriconi and Ray Garman at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The reading will begin @ 2pm in the second floor gallery of the museum. The featured poets will be followed by an open reading. Poet Mel Brake will be our guest host.

mel brake at Poets on the Porch.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

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Kristina Moriconi is currently enrolled in the Rainier Writing Workshop low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, where she is working on a collection of essays and a collection of poems. Her work has appeared most recently inVerbsap, Opium and Barnwood. You can read the poetry of Kristina Moriconi in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11WS/KristinaMoriconi.html

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Ray Garman is a poet and photographer, an activist and an entrepreneur. Ray has read and performed his works around the world including at Robin’s Bookstore/Moonstone Arts Center, (Philadelphia), The Bowery Poetry Club (New York), The Nuyorican Poets Café (New York), Neither Nor (New York), The Knitting Factory (New York), Shakespeare & Company (Paris), City Lights (San Francisco), The Fringe Club (Hong Kong), St. Marks Poetry Project (New York), La Mama Theater (New York), The Café (Nairobi), Burning Man (Black Rock City) and in Beijing, Shanghai, Hanoi, Hoi Chi Minh City and along the Hoi Chi Minh Trail, among other hot spots, known and unknown, for spoken word. Ray graduated from Haverford College and is a father. He is the author of the critically acclaimed, Crossing Waters. You can read the poetry of Ray Garman in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/RayGarman.html

Fox Chase Reading Series – September to November

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The Fox Chase Reading Series at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Readings will begin @ 2pm in the second floor gallery of the museum. The features will be followed by an open reading. 

September 29th Diane Sahms-Guarnieri  and Laura Kiesel

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Diane Sahms-Guarnieri is a native Philadelphia Poet. She is the poetry editor of The Fox Chase Review. Her poetry has appeared widely in such magazines and newspapers as The Southern Ocean Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Mascara Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Levittown Leader, Northern Liberties Review among others.  Her first full length collection Images of Being was released in October 2011. You can find her on the web at http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/ and at http://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/

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Laura Kiesel’s poems have been featured, or are forthcoming, in UpstreetAmethyst ArsenicNaugatuck River Review, and Ibbetson Street. She has a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz and a M.S. in natural resources from the University of Vermont. She currently resides in the Boston area and works as a freelance science writer and editor. You can read the poetry of Laura Kiesel in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12WS/LauraKiesel.html

October 27th – Kristina Moriconi and Ray Garman

Guest Host: Mel Brake

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Kristina Moriconi is currently enrolled in the Rainier Writing Workshop low-residency MFA program at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, where she is working on a collection of essays and a collection of poems. Her work has appeared most recently inVerbsap, Opium and Barnwood. You can read the poetry of Kristina Moriconi in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11WS/KristinaMoriconi.html

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Ray Garman is a poet and photographer, an activist and an entrepreneur. Ray has read and performed his works around the world including at Robin’s Bookstore/Moonstone Arts Center, (Philadelphia), The Bowery Poetry Club (New York), The Nuyorican Poets Café (New York), Neither Nor (New York), The Knitting Factory (New York), Shakespeare & Company (Paris), City Lights (San Francisco), The Fringe Club (Hong Kong), St. Marks Poetry Project (New York), La Mama Theater (New York), The Café (Nairobi), Burning Man (Black Rock City) and in Beijing, Shanghai, Hanoi, Hoi Chi Minh City and along the Hoi Chi Minh Trail, among other hot spots, known and unknown, for spoken word. Ray graduated from Haverford College and is a father. He is the author of the critically acclaimed, Crossing Waters. You can read the poetry of Ray Garman in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/RayGarman.htm

November 24th- Robert Hambling Davis and Russell Reece

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Robert Hambling Davis has published his work in The Sun, Antietam ReviewMemoir (and)Homestead ReviewPhiladelphiaStories, and Santa Monica Review. He is the recipient of three Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist fellowship grants, two for fiction and one for creative nonfiction. Robert was a semifinalist in the 2002 William Faulkner Creative Writing Contest, and his story, “Death of a Deer,” originally published inAmerican Writing,was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. You can read the fiction of Robert Hambling Davis in The Fox Chase Reviewhttp://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/RobertHamblingDavis.html

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Russell Reece has had stories and essays published in Memoir(and)Crimespree Magazine,Delaware Beach LifeDelmarva QuarterlyRaving Dove, Sliver of Stone, EarthSpeak and other on-line and print journals. Russ is a University of Delaware alumnus and a board member of the Delaware Literary Connection. He lives in Bethel, Delaware along the beautiful Broad Creek in rural Sussex County and is currently working on a novel set in that area in the 1930’s. You can read the fiction of Russell Reece in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/RussellReece.html

2012 Year in Review

2012 was a good year here in Fox Chase. We published three editions of The Fox Chase Review publishing 43 poets and 9 prose writers. We continued to strive to offer diverse selections of poetry and prose to our readers. We encourage you to read the works of these artists at these links:  

Our 2012 Editions of The Fox Chase Review


.and visit: Comprehensive List of Contributors for our archives.

The Fox Chase Reading Series  partnered with Ryerss Museum and Library in Fox Chase to present eight events featuring 16 Poets in the second floor gallery of the museum.       

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Our Poetry Editor Diane Sahms-Guarnieri conducted 2 workshops in 2012. The Tenth Muse Poetry Workshop for the Delaware Literary Connection in April and for The Fox Chase Reading Series at The Hop Angel in November.

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The Fox Chase Review and Reading Series Blog promotes our readings, poets, writers,  interviews, book reviews and general information of interest for our readers and the Fox Chase community.

We are looking forward to 2013 with nine events featuring eighteen poets/writers reading for The Fox Chase Reading Series at Ryerss Museum and Library.  For dates and times please see our schedule at: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/docs/ReadingSeries2013.pdf . In January we will release of the Winter/Spring 2013 edition of The Fox Chase Review and are pleased to announce Poets on the Porch returns with 17 poets reading on the porch of Ryerss Museum and Library on July 13th.

The review and reading series are made possible by

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Poetry Editor Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

SR Moser
Fiction/Web Editor S.R. Moser

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Fiction Editor T.G. Davidson

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Occasional Book Reviewer and Host Rodger Lowenthal

In addition to contributors of book reviews and the poets and writers who grace our review with their work and read at our series. We do this for our love of the art of the written word and look forward to 2013 and your continued support.

g emil reutter

– g emil reutter

Our 2013 Reading Schedule

We are pleased to release our reading schedule for 2013. Nine events will be held at Ryerss Museum and Library featuring eighteen poets/writers. You can view our schedule at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/docs/ReadingSeries2013.pdf more detailed information will be posted here on the blog as each event nears.