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


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/

Farewell to Lou….

 The Fox Chase Reading Series held the 3rd memorial reading for Poet/Teacher Louis McKee yesterday. The tribute was opened by an excellent performance by The Sun Bear Duo followed by a powerful set by Featured poet Steve Delia. On behalf of State Rep. Michael McGeehan, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri presented a state citation to Joseph Farley, one of his publishers, honoring the memory of Lou McKee by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A gracious crowd then heard various poets own styling’s of McKee’s poetry with memories of Louis McKee intertwined with the poetry. Special thanks to Poets Thomas Devaney, Steve Delia, Joe Farley, Robert Burns, Mike Cohen, Peter Krok, Mel Brake, Lester Mobely and Suzan Jiving in addition to Folk Singer Saul Broudy and Retired Father Judge teacher, Tom Rooney.  Many of the poets were graduates of Father Judge High School and the crowd was a mix of poets, Judge graduates and teachers.

Photographs of the event are available at this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12065560@N04/sets/72157629096910438/

All the best,

Diane and g

March 27th right around the corner

Schumejda and Dorsey are saddled up and headed to Philadelphia on March 27th at Ryerss for The Fox Chase Reading Series, Featured Poets Reading. Below are two interviews published on line with the poets:


An inteview with Rebecca Schumejda  from Nibble in 2009: http://nibblepoems.wordpress.com/2009/06/19/eight-questions-with-rebecca-schumejda/

An interview with John Dorsey from The Examiner in 2010: http://www.examiner.com/poetry-in-toledo/inside-the-mind-of-poet-john-dorsey

More on the Outlaw Poetry Movement: http://outlawpoetry.com/

For more on the Dorsey/ Schumejda reading visit: Dorsey and Schumejda in Fox Chase – March 27th

Fox Chase Reading Series 2011 Schedule

We are pleased to announce our 2011 reading schedule.

Featured Poets Series @ Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Burholme Park, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Start time: 2pm. Featured poets are followed by an open mic.

February 27th @2pm

B.E. Kahn and Mel Brake

.March 27th @2pm

John Dorsey and Rebecca Schumedjda.

April 17th @2pm

Nathalie Anderson and Teresa Leo.

May 22st @2pm

Maria Lisella and Gil Fagiani.

June 26th @2pm

Paul Siegell and Ocean Vuong.

September 25th @2pm

Catherine Staples.

October 30th @2pm

 Jm Mancinelli and Rodger Lowenthal








Poets in the Park- Lions Park

7900 Oxford Avenue,  Philadelphia, Pa. 19111.


Poets in the Park returns on July 16, 2011 at 7:30pm when Poets Thaddeus Rutkowski, Leonard Gontarek, Chad Parenteau, Timothy Gager join Diane Sahms Guarnieri and G Emil Reutter in Lions Park for a magical evening of poetry.



Poets on the Porch- Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111

Poets on the Porch returns on August 20, 2011 at 1pm when Poets Dan Maguire, Lynn Levin, Amy King, Ana Bozicevic, Elizabeth Pallitto  join Diane Sahms Guarnieri and G Emil Reutter on the porch of historic Ryerss Museum and Library for a beautiful afternoon of poetry.

Klein and Worrell in Fox Chase December 18th

December 18th – 2pm  The Fox Chase Reading Series presents poets Ish Klein and Dave Worrell at 3 Sisters Corner Café, 7950 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. Come and join us for a wonderful afternoon of featured poetry followed by an open mic.

Ish Klein is a poet, filmmaker and puppeteer from Far Rockaway. She was educated at Columbia University and the Iowa Writer’s workshop. Her work has been widely published to include her recent release titled Union. You can read the poetry of Ish Klein in The Fox Chase Review at this link: 2009 AW

Dave Worrell studied literature and philosophy at Union College in beautiful Schenectady, New York. His poems have appeared in US 1 Worksheets, Mad Poets Review and Wild River Review. He has performed poems at Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia and Cafe Improv in Princeton. You can read the poetry of Dave Worrell in The Fox Chase Review at this link: 2009 AW

The Open Mic Returns!  


Reading Series 2011 Schedule Set

As we get ready for the Mike Cohen- Hanoch Guy reading on October 23rd we are pleased to announce that The Fox Chase Reading Series 2011 schedule is in place. The Featured Poets Reading at 3 Sisters Corner Cafe is booked featuring 18 poets. Our two special events, Poets in the Park and Poets on the Porch are booked with 12 featured poets. We are looking into venues to bring back  2nd Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic from hiatus and will update you if the open returns. The Winter/Spring 2011 edition of The Fox Chase Review is moving along nicely as submissions roll in from invited poets. The reading schedule for 2011 will be posted in the Winter/Spring 2011 edition of The Fox Chase Review. Don’t forget to vist The Fox Chase Review on line at www.foxchasereview.org

2011 will be an exciting year for poetry in our corner of Philadelphia, we hope you join us for the ride!

See you on the 23rd

Join us for the featured poets reading on October 23rd followed by an open mic

Cohen and Guy in Fox Chase October 23rd