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Leonard Gontarek & Arlene Ang: Philly: 10/19/08

Sunday, October 19, 1pm: Robin's Bookstore (108 S 13th St, Philadelphia) presents poets Leonard Gontarek and Arlene Ang.

Leonard Gontarek is the author of St. Genevieve Watching Over Paris, Van Morrison Can't Find His Feet, Zen For Beginners and Deja Vu Diner (Autumn House Press, 2006). His poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Joyful Noise! An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry, American Poetry Review, Blackbird, BlazeVox, Pool, Fence, Field, and as a tattoo. He has been nominated five times for the Pushcart Prize. A Pew Poetry Finalist, he received poetry fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in 1994 and 2004. He conducts poetry workshops at The University City Arts League, Robin's Bookstore, The Kelly Writers House and in the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership. He coordinates The Last Word Bookshop Reading Series and The Green Line Poetry Series.

Arlene Ang is the author of The Desecration of Doves (iUniverse 2005) and Secret Love Poems (Rubicon Press 2007). Bundles of Letters Including A, V and Epsilon (a book of poems written with Valerie Fox) was recently published by Texture Press. She serves as the poetry editor of The Pedestal Magazine and Press 1. She received the 2006 Frogmore Prize. Ang's poems have appeared in many journals, including Parameter Magazine, Stand Magazine, Envoi, Painted Bride Quarterly, Diagram, and Unpleasant Event Schedule. She lives in Spinea, in Italy.

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