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Report from Poets @ Pennypack II

Come Rain Come Shine

Featured Poets Nathalie Anderson, g emil reutter, Michele Belloumini, Dennis Daly,  Chad Parenteau  and Lester Mobley presented an outstanding poetry reading at the Pennypack Environmental Center in Northeast Philadelphia. The reading was moved from the amphitheater to the auditorium due to weather. The event was hosted by Poet Diane Sahms-Guarnieri. The featured poets were followed in the open reading by Poets A. Amos, Ethyl Treatman Burns and Vern Rose.

Featured Poet g emil reutter

Featured Poet g emil reutter

Featured Poet Nathalie Anderson

Featured Poet Nathalie Anderson

Featured Poet Michele Belloumini

Featured Poet Michele Belloumini

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Poet Dennis Daly

Featured Poet Dennis Daly

 

 

 

 

Featured Poet Lester Mobley

Featured Poet Lester Mobley

Featured Poet Chad Parenteau

Featured Poet Chad Parenteau

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More photographs of this event at:https://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157643749179114/

 

Poets @ Pennypack II – May 10th @ 1pm

poets @ pennypack photoThe Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present the second installment of Poets @ Pennypack on May 10, 2014: 1 pm to 3:30 pm – Amphitheater/Camp Fire area at the Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600-A Verree Rd, Philadlephia, Pa. Diane Sahms-Guarnieri will host.  The featured poets will be followed by an open reading. Featured poets are Nathalie Anderson, g emil reutter, Michele Belloumini, Dennis Daly, Richard Okewole, Chad Parenteau and Lester Mobley.

More information at this link: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/poets-pennypack-ii-may-10th/

Poets @ Pennypack II – May 10th

amp-at-pennypack-environmental-center The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present the second installment of Poets @ Pennypack on May 10, 2014: 1 pm to 3:30 pm – Amphitheater/Camp Fire area at the Pennypack Environmental Center, 8600-A Verree Rd, Philadlephia, Pa. Diane Sahms-Guarnieri will host.  The featured poets will be followed by an open reading.

The Lineup

April 12, 2014 007 g emil reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia where he founded The Fox Chase Review and The Fox Chase Reading Series.  Eight collections of his poetry and prose have been published by Stonegarden.net, Blazevox Books and Persistenica Press. Most recently Carvings in November 2010. You can visit him at   http://gereutter.wordpress.com/

nat anderson Nathalie Anderson teaches at Swarthmore College, where she is a Professor in the Department of English Literature and directs the Program in Creative Writing. She is the author of three books of poetry – Following Fred Astaire, Crawlers, and Quiver – and librettist for three operas, including most recently a version of the Sherlock Holmes story, “A Scandal in Bohemia.” You can read the poetry of Nathalie Anderson in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/w14nanderson.html  http://www.foxchasereview.org/10WS/AndersonN.html

michelle Michele A. Belluomini is a poet, storyteller and librarian. Her work has been published in journals such as The Mad Poets Review, Poetry Motel, American Writing, APR: Philly Edition, and most recently in the anthology COMMONWEALTH: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania. Her chapbook, Crazy Mary & Others won the 2004 Plan B Press Poetry competition. Her latest release from Plan B Press is signposts for sleepwalkers.  You can read the poetry of Michele A. Belluomini in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09AW/15-MABelluomini.html  http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/01-MicheleABelluomini.html http://www.foxchasereview.org/2008/20-MicheleABelluomini.html

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Dennis Daly has been published in numerous poetry journals and magazines and recently nominated for a Pushcart prize.  Ibbetson Street Press published The Custom House, his first full length book of poetry in June, 2012. His second book, a verse translation of Sophocles’ Ajax, was published by Wilderness House Press in August, 2012. His third book of poems entitles Night Walking with Nathaniel has been accepted for publication by Dos Madres Press. A fourth book is nearing completion. You can read the poetry of Dennis Daly in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/w14ddaly.html

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Lester Mobley was born and raised on Long Island, not far from the birth place of Walt Whitman. Lived most his life in Philadelphia where he resides in Center City, just over a bridge not far from the final resting place of Walt Whitman, whose background is that of a blue-collar tradesman, as was Walt Whitman.  He writes short stories and poems of God, nature, love, jazz, and the socio-political aspects of humanity. They are exemplified in his current book Chapbook, The First Three: Poems by Lester Mobley (Mobley Publishing 2013).  He has been a featured reader throughout the Philadelphia/South Jersey area and participates in open mics whenever the opportunity presents itself. You can read the fiction and poetry of Lester Mobley at these links: http://www.thefoxchasereview.org/w14lmobley.html http://www.foxchasereview.org/11AW/LMobley.html

chad Chad Parenteau was born in Woonsocket Rhode Island in 1973 and grew up in  Bellingham, Massachusetts.  Graduating high school in 1991, he entered  Framingham State College (Now Framingham State University) and majored in  English.  He learned poetry and prose writing from instructors such as Alan  Feldman and Miriam Levine and studied journalism under Desmond McCarthy. Chad has featured in several venues, including Spoken Word Nantucket, the Fox Chase Reading Series in Philadelphia, the 17 Poets! Reading Series in New Orleans,  the Brownstone Poets series in Brooklyn and the Out of The Blue Art Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is the current host and organizer of Stone Soup Poetry, one of the longest-running weekly poetry venues in the state.  His recent contribution to the reading series is creating and editing its online tribute journal, Spoonful and releasing a limited series of print chapbooks currently availabe through the venue.  Most recently, he has partnered up Stone Soup with Jason Wright’s Oddball Magazine, where he currently serves as a contributing editor and oversees the weekly “Stone Soup Servings” column in addition to collaborating with on a humor column with George Panagopoulos called The Last(ish) Word. You can read the poetry of Chad Parenteau in The Fox Chase Review at these links: http://www.foxchasereview.org/08AW/07-ChadParenteau.html http://www.foxchasereview.org/2008/16-ChadParenteau.html

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A teacher by trade and writer at heart, Richard Okewole fuses his life in his native home of Nigeria with his experiences in the states to create poetry that speaks on many different levels. With an African father and Jamaican mother, Richard touches on topics in his writing that force readers to think outside the conventional box. His set of unpublished poetry have been featured in Polyphony Magazine and Anthology Philly Volume 1, but he spends most of his time teaching fourth grade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he resides. You can read the poetry of Richard Okewole in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12WS/RichardOkewole.html

….. 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

Amp at Pennypack Environmental Center

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

Telan and Okewole Heat up the Gallery

Telan and Okewole Reading Fox Chase Reading Series 6 30 13 017The heat was on in the 2nd Floor Gallery of Ryerss Museum and Library as F. Omar Telan and Richard Okewole shared their verse. Special thanks to open mic readers: Lester Mobley, Rodger Lowenthal, Lynette Esposito, Alice Wootson, Erin Sweeney, Bruce Kramer and Diane Sahms-Guarnieri. To view more photographs of the event please visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157629096910438/

Telan and Okewole Right Around the Corner

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RichardOkewoleF. Omar Telan and Richard Okewole will present their poetry in the 2nd floor gallery of Ryerss Museum and Library, Sunday, June 30th @ 2 pm. More information at this link: https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/june-30th-f-omar-telan-and-richard-okewole-in-fox-chase/

… blogging will resume

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… blogging will resume on a limited basis when we return from Pittsburgh. We are looking forward to June 30th – F. Omar Telan and Richard Okewole in Fox Chase  and Poets on the Porch – July 13th 1 pm to 4:30 pm   before our summer break from the 14th of July to September 1st. We look forward to seeing those who can make these two outstanding events!

June 30th – F. Omar Telan and Richard Okewole in Fox Chase

The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on June 30th with Poets F. Omar Telan and Richard Okewole 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.

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Born in Philadelphia and raised in its outlying suburbs, F. Omar Telan graduated Emerson College and the Radcliffe Publishing Course. He made his directorial debut at La Mama E.T.C. (NYC) with THE EDGE OF THE WORLD. He has performed theatrically at P.S. 122 (NYC), the New York Fringe Festival, and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. His poetry has been published in journals such as A GATHERING OF THE TRIBES and OUR OWN VOICE; and he has read his work at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church (NYC), the Kelly Writers House (Philadelphia), the National Asian American Poetry Festival (NYC), the Philippine Embassy (DC), and the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival (Waterloo Village, NJ). As a member of the New York Neo-Futurists, he shared a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production for TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND.

A teacher by trade and writer at heart, Richard Okewole fuses his life in his native home of Nigeria with his experiences in the states to create poetry that speaks on many different levels. With an African father and Jamaican mother, Richard touches on topics in his writing that force readers to think outside the conventional box. His set of unpublished poetry have been featured in Polyphony Magazine and Anthology Philly Volume 1, but he spends most of his time teaching fourth grade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he resides. You can read the poetry of Richard Okewole in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12WS/RichardOkewole.html

Looking Forward

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Sunday, May 19th @ 2pm – Leslie Anne Mcilroy and Rosebud Ben Oni read at Ryerss Museum and Library. https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/may-19th-mcilroy-and-ben-oni-in-fox-chase/

Sunday, June 30th @ 2pm – F. Omar Telen and Richard Okewole read at Ryerss Museum and Library.

Saturday, July 13th @ 1pm – Poets on the Porch at Ryerss Museum and Library http://www.foxchasereview.org/13WS/docs/2013PoetsOnThePorch.pdf

August– Summer Break

September/October 2014– Release of new edition of The Fox Chase Review

Sunday, September 29th @ 2pm – Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Laura Kiesel at Ryerss Museum and Library.

Sunday, October 27th @2pm – Kristina Moriconi and Ray Garman at Ryerss Museum and Library

Sundy, November 24th @2pm – Robert Hambling Davis and Russell Reece at Ryerss Museum and Library

2013 Fox Chase Reading Series – January to June

The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present poets/writers reading for the first half of the season in 2013 for our Featured Poets/Writers series at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. The readings will begin @ 2pm in the second floor gallery of the museum. The featured poets/writers will be followed by an open reading.

January 27th @ 2pm – Lester Mobley and Bruce Kramer 

Lester Mobley has been a proud “blue collar” construction worker for over 30 years. A native of New York, he has lived in Philadelphia for most of his life. He draws inspiration for his writing from a passion for jazz, jazz culture, justice, nature and appreciation of human spirituality and God. He can be found reading his poetry at open mics in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. His latest release Jazz Musings and Similar Poems will be available at the event.  You can read his poetry in The Fox Chase Review at this link:http://www.foxchasereview.org/11AW/LMobley.html

Bruce 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. You can read his poetry in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/11June/BruceKramer.html

February 24th @ 2pm – James Arthur and Grant Clauser 

James Arthur’s first book, Charms against Lightning, was releasedby Copper Canyon Press. Individual poems in the volume have appear or will soon appear in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, The American Poetry Review, New England Review, and Narrative. James Arthur has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, and a residency at the Amy Clampiit House, as well as fellowships at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. Beginning in September, he will be a Hodder Fellow at the Lewis Center for the Arts in Princeton. You can read the poetry of James Arthur in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/JamesArthur.html

Grant Clauser lives in Montgomery County and make his living as a home technology writer. His poems have appeared in The Literary ReviewPainted Bride QuarterlyCortland ReviewWisconsin ReviewBlueline and others. In 2010 he was named the Montgomery County Poet Laureate by Robert Bly. His book The Trouble with Rivers (Foothills Publishing) was published in 2012. He runs the Montco Wordshop, teach poetry writing at Philadelphia’s Musehouse and blog at poetcore.com. You can read the poetry of Grant Clauser in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/GrantClauser.html

March 24th @ 2pm – Frank Wilson and John Timpane 

Frank Wilson has been reviewing books professionally since October 1964. For most of the past decade he was Books Editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer. He currently blogs at Books Inq. It is one of the most successful blogs in the literary blogosphere. You can read the poetry of Frank Wilson in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/FrankWilson.html

John Timpane is Media Editor/Writer and Assistant Books Editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. His poetry has appeared in Sequoia, Vocabula Review, Apiary, ONandOnScreen, Painted Bride Quarterly, Per Contra, 5_Trope, Wild River Review, and elsewhere. His books include (with Nancy H. Packer) Writing Worth Reading (NY: St. Martin, 1994); It Could Be Verse (Berkeley, Calif.: Ten Speed, 1995); (with Maureen Watts and the Poetry Center of San Francisco State University) Poetry for Dummies (NY: Hungry Minds, 2000); and (with Roland Reisley)Usonia, N.Y.: Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright (NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000); and a book of poetry, Burning Bush (Ontario, Canada: Judith Fitzgerald/Cranberry Tree, 2010). He lives in Lawrenceville, N.J., and is husband to Maria-Christina Keller, copy director at Scientific American. They are amazed parents of Pilar and Conor. The poetry of John Timpane will appear in the Winter/Spring 2013 edition of The Fox Chase Review.

April 28th @ 2pm – Christine Klocek-Lim and Le Hinton

Christine Klocek-Lim received the 2009 Ellen La Forge Memorial Prize in poetry. She has four chapbooks: Ballroom – a love story (Flutter Press), Cloud Studies (Whale Sound Audio Chapbooks), How to photograph the heart (The Lives You Touch Publications), and The book of small treasures (Seven Kitchens Press). Her poems have appeared in Nimrod, OCHO, Diode, Riffing on Strings: Creative Writing Inspired by String Theory and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net anthologies and was a finalist for 3 Quarks Daily’s Prize in Arts & Literature. She is editor of Autumn Sky Poetry. You can read the poetry of Christine Klocek-Lim in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/ChristineKlocek-Lim.html

Le Hinton is the author of four collections of poetry including, most recently, Black on Most Days (Iris G. Press, 2008) and The God of Our Dreams (Iris G. Press, 2010). His work has been published in various journals including Gargoyle, haggard and halloo, Literary Chaosand Bent Pin Quarterly. His poem, “Our Ballpark,” will be part of the Poetry Paths installation at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 2012. He is the founder and chief editor of the poetry journal Fledgling Rag. You can read the poetry of Le Hinton in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12SU/LeHinton.html

May 19th @ 2pm – Leslie Anne Mcilroy and Rosebud Ben-Oni

Leslie Anne Mcilroy won the 2001 Word Press Poetry Prize for her full-length collectionRare Space and the 1997 Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Prize for her chapbook Gravel. She also took first place in the1997 Chicago Literary Awards Competition judged by Gerald Stern. Her second full-length book, Liquid Like This, was published by Word Press in 2008. Leslie’s work appears in numerous publications including American Poetry: The Next GenerationDogwoodThe Emily Dickinson Award AnthologyThe LedgeThe Mississippi Review, and the Nimrod International Journal of Prose & Poetry and Pearl. Leslie works as a copywriter in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her daughter Silas, and writer/guitarist, Don Bertschman, with whom she also performs poetry. You can read the poetry of Leslie Anne Mcilroy in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12WS/LeslieAnneMcilroy.html

Rosebud Ben-Oni

A former Rackham Merit Scholar and Leopold Schepp Scholar, Rosebud Ben-Oni is a playwright at New Perspectives Theater, and at work on a new play. Her work appears in Arts & Letters, B O D Y, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review and Puerto del Sol. Her first book of poems SOLECISM is forthcoming from Virtual Artists’ Collective in 2013. She’s co-editor of HER KIND, the official blog of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Find out more about her at 7TrainLove.org. The poetry of Rosebud Ben-Oni is forthcoming in the Winter/Spring 2013 Edition of The Fox Chase Review

June 30th @ 2pm –  F. Omar Telan and Richard Okewole

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Born in Philadelphia and raised in its outlying suburbs, F. Omar Telan graduated Emerson College and the Radcliffe Publishing Course. He made his directorial debut at La Mama E.T.C. (NYC) with THE EDGE OF THE WORLD. He has performed theatrically at P.S. 122 (NYC), the New York Fringe Festival, and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. His poetry has been published in journals such as A GATHERING OF THE TRIBES and OUR OWN VOICE; and he has read his work at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church (NYC), the Kelly Writers House (Philadelphia), the National Asian American Poetry Festival (NYC), the Philippine Embassy (DC), and the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival (Waterloo Village, NJ). As a member of the New York Neo-Futurists, he shared a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production for TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND.

A teacher by trade and writer at heart, Richard Okewole fuses his life in his native home of Nigeria with his experiences in the states to create poetry that speaks on many different levels. With an African father and Jamaican mother, Richard touches on topics in his writing that force readers to think outside the conventional box. His set of unpublished poetry have been featured in Polyphony Magazine and Anthology Philly Volume 1, but he spends most of his time teaching fourth grade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he resides. You can read the poetry of Richard Okewole in The Fox Chase Review at this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12WS/RichardOkewole.html

The Fox Chase Reading Series is hosted by:

g emil reutter 

http://gemilreutter-author.com

http://gereutter.wordpress.com/

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri 

http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/

http://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/

The second half of our season begins in September and ends in November. We will post information on those readings in July. Ryerss Museum and Library stands atop the hill at Burholme Park and is located close to the SEPTA Fox Chase Station and Ryers Station as well as the SEPTA 18 and 24 bus lines. If you arrive early, Ryerss offers free tours of the museum.