extended hiatus

Due to expanded commitments to my small press, I've been forced to cut down on some other projects. I would be delighted if someone else came forward to carry on this blog. Meanwhile, I hope some of the links and contacts herein are of some use.



Chad Parmenteau & Ray Greenblatt: Philadelphia: 4/25

Saturday, April 25th, 2 PM: The Mad Poets Society Fox Chase Reading Series at 3 Sisters Corner Cafe will feature Chad Parmenteau from Boston and Philadelphia’s own Ray Greenblatt.

Transportation: Our venues are located one block from the Septa Fox Chase Train Station. The station is 15 minutes from Market East Station via the R-8 in Center City . The Fox Chase Bus Loop also services the 18 and 24.

Open reading: Tunkhannock: 4/19

[passing this along:]

Sunday, April 19, 2-5 PM:

This is just a reminder about Sunday's open poetry reading at the Endless Mountains Council of the Arts, 302 W. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, PA., 2-5 PM. This event is being held in honor of the late Martha Fray Sampson, founder and first president of the EMCA, who passed away in October 2008. Besides being an acclaimed artist, Ms. Sampson was a great lover of poetry; many of her poems will be on display alongside her artwork. The theme for this event is based on one of Ms. Sampson's favorite expressions, "Share What Makes You Happy." Attendees are invited to read their own work, read the work of their favorite poets, read from Ms. Sampson's work, or just enjoy the recitations of others. Refreshments will be provided.

Fox Chase Open Mic: Philadelphia: 4/14

Tuesday, April 14th, 7 PM: Celebrate National Poetry Month by attending the Second Tuesdays Poetry Open Mic at The Blue Ox Bistro, Rhawn Street and Oxford Avenue, hosted by Diane Sahms-Guarnieri. Come on time as spots fill up quickly or pre register by emailing foxchasereadingseries@yahoo.com

Lynn Chandhock & Julianna Gray: West Chester: 4/8/09

Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 PM: Poets Lynn Chandhock and Julianna Gray will give a reading at West Chester University's Poetry House, located at 823 South High Street in West Chester, PA.

For more information, please contact coordinator Jamie Smith at 610-436-3235 or e-mail at poetry@wcupa.edu.