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Recommended Reading for National Poetry Month 4

This is the fourth in a series of recommended books to read for National Poetry Month by the editors of The Fox Chase Review and hosts of The Fox Chase Reading Series


From Russell Reece

 love dog

Love is a Dog from Hell by Charles Bukowski



The Trouble with Poetry by Billy Collins


Russell Reece is a poet and short fiction writer and serves as a fiction editor of The Fox Chase Review. You can find him at: http://www.russellreece.com/

Recommended Reading for National Poetry Month 2

This is the second in a series of recommended books to read for National Poetry Month by the editors of The Fox Chase Review and hosts of The Fox Chase Reading Series

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From g emil reutter


Do Not Rise by Beth Bachmann



Pomegranate, Sister of the Heart by Carlos Reyes



I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast by Melissa Studdard



City of Eternal Spring by Afaa Michael Weaver



Church of the Adagio by Philip Dacey


-g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. He can be found at https://gereutter.wordpress.com/about/

Recommended Reading for National Poetry Month V


This is the fifth in a series of books recommended by the FCR staff for reading during National Poetry Month.

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

From Diane Sahms-Guarnieri 

James Wright

Above the River – The Complete Poems by James Wright



John Keats – the 64 sonnets Introduction by Edward Hirsch



Elizabeth Bishop – The Complete Poems 1927-1979



Mary Oliver – New and Selected Poems Volume One



Tar – Poems by C.K. Williams


– Diane Sahms Guarnieri is a Philadelphia Poet and Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review and co-curates The Fox Chase Reading Series. Her first collection Images of Being was released in October of 2011. She was awarded a grant in poetry from the AEV Foundation in May of 2013 and currently serves as Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum and Library in Philadelphia. . Diane’s poetry has been published widely in the small and electronic press. You can visit her at http://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/  and http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/

Recommended Reading for National Poetry Month IV

national-poetry-month-4This is the fourth in a series of books recommended by the FCR staff for reading during National Poetry Month


From Rodger Lowenthal


Tom Lux, Child Made of Sand



Franz Wright, Walking to Martha’s Vineyard



Terrence Hayes, Lighthead



Jack Gilbert, Collected poems



Rodney Jones, Imaginary Logic



Stephen Dunn, What Goes On: Selected and New Poems 1995-2009


Rodger Lowenthal is a poet from Eastern Montgomery County Pennsylvania who is known to frequent Ryerss Museum and Library  in Fox Chase. He is a regular contributor of book reviews to FCR and an occasional host at the reading series. He also hosts “Under the Stars”, a poetry and musical quarterly event. His poetic reviews of books have appeared on line in various literary blogs. He is known to pick up pieces of cigars and Hollywood whenever he can.

Recommended Reading for National Poetry Month – III

national-poetry-month-4This is the third in a series of books recommended by the FCR staff for reading during National Poetry Month.


From Robert Hambling Davis

trigger town

The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing by Richard Hugo


good poems

Good Poems: Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor


hard times

Good Poems for Hard Times: Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor



Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (an anthology of contemporary poems selected and with an introduction by Billie Collins)


ask me

Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford


 Robert Hambling Davis has published in The Fox Chase Review, The Sun, Antietam Review, Memoir (and), Philadelphia Stories, Santa Monica Review, and elsewhere. He’s been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, and received three Delaware Division of the Arts grants, two for fiction and one for creative nonfiction. He was a fiction semifinalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Contest in 2002 and 2012, and a creative nonfiction winner in 2013. Robert helps direct the Delaware Literary Connection, a nonprofit serving writers in Delaware and surrounding areas. He is a member of the Delaware Artist Roster, and has given writing workshops and readings in the Mid-Atlantic.

It’s National Poetry Month! What are you doing?

You could read poetry during the lazy days of April or you could visit

The Tenth Muse – A Poetry Workshop with Diane Sahms-Guarnieri on April 21st or  Poetry Ink 2012 on April 22 and Northeast Philadelphia Memorial for Poet/Teacher Louis McKee on April 29th.  Or follow  Recommended Reading for National Poetry Month