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Reutter and Sahms-Guarnieri in Delaware 11-8-14


jackson inn

Featured Readers

 g emil reutter and Diane Guarnieri 

November 8, 2014    5-7 p.m.

2nd-saturday-poets-1-21-12-guarnieri-reutter-readiing-017g 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.  Nine collections of his poetry and prose have been published by Stonegarden.net, Blazevox Books and Persistenica Press. . His newest fiction collection, Thugs, Con Men, Pigs and More was just published  by Red Dashboard Press. You cu can visit him at   https://gereutter.wordpress.com/about/  on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYeH7ihUbKQ

IMG_0539Diane 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/ On Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9oJuy6i2gw

The Jackson Inn – 101 North DuPont Road, Wilmington, DE 19807-1305 . $5.00 admission.                    

Open mic to follow the featured readings! Bring your own poetry or short prose to read. Please time your reading beforehand and limit your reading to 3 minutes or less.

2nd Saturday Poets in News Journal


An article on “2nd Saturday Poets” in the Wilmington News Journal for National Poetry Month


2nd Saturday Poets 2nd Haiku Night

Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Jackson Inn  5-7 p.m.

Please bring your own original haiku to share on March 8, 2014. Each haiku should be a short three-line poem. Each poet can read up to ten haiku. Back by popular demand, Lisamarie McGrath, who teaches flute at Bryn Mawr Conservatory, will improvise interludes with her silver flute and Native American flutes. Minako Kobayashi, haiku poet and Japanese language teacher at Haverford College, will read haiku classics in Japanese, along with their translations, and present her haiku calligraphy. Nadia Gabi, Swiss guitarist and folksinger, will perform before the reading and during the break. If you have questions, contact Bob Davis at rhambling@verizon.net .  After the haiku readings, there will be an open mic for short poems and prose of any format. Please limit your open mic reading to three minutes.


Even in a single blade of grass       In my medicine cabinet                         The crane’s legs

the cool breeze                                         the winter fly                      have gotten shorter

finds a home.                            has died of old age.                            in the spring rain.

–Kobayashi Issa                          –Jack Kerouac                                –Matsuo Bashō


The Jackson Inn, Inc.

101 North DuPont Road, Wilmington, DE 19807-3105

Phone:  302-652-9972

Open mic to follow the featured readings! Bring your own poetry or short prose to read.

Please limit your reading to 3 minutes

The Jackson Inn is located at the corner of North DuPont Road and Lancaster Avenue, across the street from the Lancaster Avenue entrance to the Silverbrook Cemetery and facing the large sculpture on the corner of North DuPont Road that fronts the Cab Calloway School for the Performing Arts (the old Wilmington High School).  There will be the usual $5 cover, which gifts the featured readers. Free parking is available in the parking lot that surrounds the Inn. The food is tasty and reasonably priced!   NOTE:  The Jackson Inn holds a tavern license, and while it serves food, it is restricted to the limitations of a tavern for serving alcohol. That means Second Saturday attendees MUST BE 21 or older to attend readings at the Jackson Inn.


Hope to see you there!

A new poetry and reading series in Wilmington Delaware

Poetry with a P(o)int


February 21st @ 7pm

Hummingbird To Mars Atop Catherine Rooney’s Irish Pub

Trolley Square- 1616 Delaware Avenue

Wilmington, De 19806

Website: http://www.catherinerooneys.com/