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A Road Well Traveled

Please visit our new book review site : North of Oxford


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.


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



Pre-Winter 2014 Editions of the Fox Chase Review


For those looking for The Fox Chase Review pre 2014, Sandra Davidson is currently working on converting the files into a web friendly pdf file .You will be able to access  the file at www.thefoxchasereview  by clicking  the archives link when she completes the transfer.

Davidsons Moving On

Sandra DavidsonSandra Davidson has served as web editor for The Fox Chase Review since 2007. Her husband, T.G. Davidson and Sandra have also served as fiction editors of the review since 2011. Sandra’s commitment to providing the best possible venue for poets and writers in the presentation of the review has been greatly appreciated not only by those of us at the review but by the numerous poets and writers who populate our pages. Sandra and T.G. Davidson’s service as fiction editors was outstanding as reflected in the work they chose to accept. The Davidsons will always be an integral part of The Fox Chase Review and their input and hard work will be missed. We wish them the best on their continuing journey through life and the best of health as they enjoy each sunrise and sunset atop the mountains out west.

New – FCR Broadside Series

BS Series 003We are pleased to announce the launch of The Fox Chase Review Broadside Series featuring Daisy by our Poetry Editor Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Man of Stained Glass by our Web/Fiction Editor Sandra Davidson. The broadsides will run in limited editions of 30 copies and will be available at The Fox Chase Reading Series.

These broadsides will be available at our September 29th reading. (https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/september-29th-diane-sahms-guarnieri-and-laura-kiesel-in-fox-chase/)

Commencing in January 2014 Diane Sahms-Guarnieri will edit the Broadside Series and they will be available at each reading during the year. This series will only feature poets/writers reading at The Fox Chase Reading Series on any given month.

Summer Break

Clouds over Pennypack Park, Pine Road, Philadelphia, Pa.

Clouds over Pennypack Park, Pine Road, Philadelphia, Pa.

We will be on a vacation from July 14th to September 1st from blogging and the reading series but will be prepping the Autumn/Winter 2013 edition of The Fox Chase Review. As noted in the previous blog post The Fox Chase Reading Series returns to Ryerss Museum and Library on September 29th with poets Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and Laura Kiesel.

Where you can find us

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri: http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/ or http://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/

Sandra Davidson: http://alayeringofperception.wordpress.com/

g emil reutter: http://www.gemilreutter-author.com/ or http://gereutter.wordpress.com/

Traveling Music by Eric Greinke

Traveling Music by Eric GreinkePaperback: 84 pages

Publisher: Gazelle Book Services (August 9, 2010)

ISBN-10: 0980008190

ISBN-13: 978-0980008197




Review by:  Sandra Davidson

It is a superstition of mine: I never read the back cover, the blurbs of praise or the author’s bio until the book is read. A quite similar ritual is performed with movies.

With poetry, I often start with the last poem first so I do not know the sections or chapters, or titles of poems until I meet them.

Eric Greinke’s “Traveling Music” gave me deep pause at page 78 with ‘The Accident’. The words open in on action of a common domestic scene, using children as an ultimate and desperate bargaining tool. If you’re clenching your jaw by the last word of the third, your jaw is bound to be slack at the start of the fourth and onto the end of the poem.

Greinke is paddling into the middle of his sixth decade. Some of the work is going to be reflective and backward-looking. I would hope so. The difference I found in his hindsight is he sees the reflection of his past in the light of a forward-looking window.

Too, his words of self-recrimination are not lashes to his hide; instead he joins the suffering hearts who knew what could be done and what wasn’t, as with ‘Expressway Death’ and eerie threat in ‘Apparition’. Between dustless white pages I am with him at a ‘Visitation’. Though we cross the threshold twice, it isn’t we who are doing the visiting.

These are poems to carry me to a wiser place as in ‘Kayak Lessons’, which is spoken as if to a young man in a sporting goods store, a young man who maybe didn’t ask for two bits of a stranger’s opinion, and then hears experience instead of advice.

You can buy the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Traveling-Music-Eric-Greinke/dp/0980008190


Sandra Davidson

-Sandra Davidson is the Fiction Editor of The Fox Chase Review

FCR Staff Recommendations for National Poetry Month

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The following poetry books are recommended reading from the staff of The Fox Chase Review. We hope you enjoy the selections.

Medford Arts Center Reading 3 14 13 Featured Poet Diane Sahms-Guarnieri (2)From Editor Diane Sahms-Guarnieri


William Carlos Williams – Selected Poems

Edited by Charles Tomlinson



 Charles Baudelaire – Les Fleurs du Mal, Translated by Richard Howard



Neruda – Selected Poems, Edited by Nathaniel Tarn



Rimbaud – Complete Works, Selected Letters,  

Translated by Wallace Fowlie



The Inferno of Dante, Translation by Robert Pinsky 



Sandra DavidsonFrom  Editor Sandra Davidson


Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods by Paula Bohince


the need

The Need to Hold Still by Lisel Mueller



Vain Empires by William Logan



The Play of Dark and Light by Rita Ott Ramstad



Coming Into Eighty by May Sarton



Rodger Lowenthal 4From Staff Book Reviewer Rodger Lowenthal


The Dream Songs by John Berryman


different hours 

Different Hours  by Stephen Dunn



Unincorporated Persons of the Late Honda Dynasty

by Tony Hoagland


 Child Made Of Sand

Child Made of Sand by Thomas Lux


 muscular music by Terrance Hayes

Muscular Music by Terrance Hayes



g emil reutter

From g emil reutter

Drowning Like Li Po in a River of Red Wine

Drowning Like Li Po in a River of Red Wine by A.D. Winans



The Achievement of Theodore Roethke


What Work Is

What Work Is by Phillip Levine


poet laureates

Poets Laureate Anthology



The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry