Poetry House Concert This Weekend

Poetry and Music in Wyncote: October 21st, 1:30 pm

Rodger Lowenthal is Having a House Party!

Poets HAYDEN SAUNIER, GRANT CLAUSER, PAUL SIEGELL and JOE ROARTY… with special, musical guests playing blues, Irish, rockabilly, bluegrass.

Small desserts appreciated. $15 donation (all proceeds to poets + musicians)
HAYDEN SAUNIER is the author of the poetry collection Tips for Domestic Travel, published in 2009 by Black Lawrence Press. Her work has appeared widely and her most recent awards include the 2011 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry from Nimrod International Journal and the 2011 Rattle Poetry Prize. Her acting credits include The Sixth Sense, Philadelphia Diary, Hack, the voice of a broken-down stove for Ikea, and dozens of roles in the theatre. Raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, she now lives outside Philadelphia. (http://howapoemhappens.blogspot.com/2012/08/hayden-saunier.html)

GRANT CLAUSER is the author of the book, The Trouble with Rivers ( Foothills Publishing, 2012). He earned an MFA in poetry from Bowling Green State University where he was a Richard Devine Fellow. In 2010 he was selected as the Montgomery County Pennsylvania Poet Laureate by Robert Bly. He started the Montco Wordshop in Lansdale and he has conducted workshops for the Musehouse Writing Center and Philadelphia Writers Conference. His favorite dry fly is the Parachute Adams. (http://www.uniambic.com/)

JOE ROARTY has been shiprekkd on the shores of the susquehanna and has made his way 2 Philly. He is a performance artist who has performed his work across the United States.(http://www.foxchasereview.org/10SU/JoeRoarty.html)

PAUL SIEGELL is the author of three books of poetry: wild life rifle fire (Otoliths Books, 2010), jambandbootleg (A-Head Publishing, 2009) and Poemergency Room (Otoliths Books, 2008). Paul is a senior editor at Painted Bride Quarterly. Kindly find more of Paul’s work – and concrete poetry t-shirts – at “ReVeLeR @ eYeLeVeL” (http://paulsiegell.blogspot.com/).

 213 MAPLE AVE, WYNCOTE, PA 19095

DONATION $15.00. (All proceeds to poets & musicians)

Small desserts appreciated.

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rodlow31@yahoo.com – 215-885- 5557

12 Journals and Editors, 24 Poets, 1 Afternoon

Photo by Diane Lockward

Poetry Festival:

A Celebration of Literary Journals

Sunday, May 20, 2012

1:00 to 5:00 PM

West Caldwell Public Library

30 Clinton Road

West Caldwell, NJ 07006

973-226-5441

12 Journals and Editors

Adanna, Edison Literary Review, Exit 13, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Lips,

Painted Bride Quarterly, Paterson Literary Review, Raintown Review,

Schuylkill Valley Journal, The Stillwater Review, Tiferet, U.S. 1 Worksheets

Journals available for sale and perusal / Subscription Information / Submission Guidelines /

Editors available to answer questions

Readings in the Community Room throughout the afternoon

24 poets will read their work

Susan Lembo Balik, Robert Carnevale, Grant Clauser, David Crews, Linda Cronin,

Jessica deKoninck, Jim Gwyn, Rachel Hadas, Miriam Haier, Mark Hillringhouse,

Tina Kelley, Adele Kenny, Deborah LaVeglia, Charlotte Mandel,

Francesca Maxime, John McDermott, Lynne McEniry, Rick Mullin, Sharon Olson,

Linda Radice, Susanna Rich, Madeline Tiger, David Vincenti, Sean Webb

Book Sales

Books will be available for purchase and signing

Freebie Table

Full schedule and Directions available at:

http://www.dianelockward.com/fest.html

Two Memorial Readings for the Late Louis McKee

Philadelphia poet Louis McKee passed away in November 2011. He was a well-respected poet and friend to many in the Philadelphia area and beyond. To celebrate his life and work, two separate memorial readings are being held, one hosted by the Mad Poets Society and another by the Fox Chase Review.

The first will be next Sunday, March 18 at 1 pm at the Mansion Parlor and Gallery of Media Borough Hall, 301 North Jackson Street, Media, PA 19063. More information on that event can be found here.

The second event will be April 29th at 1:30pm at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. It will feature one of Lou’s former students. More information can be found here. State Representative Michael McGeehan will present a Pennsylvania State Citation in honor of Louis McKee.