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A Great Afternoon of Poetry

Thanks to poets Thaddeus Rutkowski, Amy Barone, Peter Baroth, J.C. Todd, Evan Anders and Dave Worrell for an outstanding afternoon of poetry hosted by Diane Sahms-Guarnieri. North of Oxford presented an Autumn Poetry Reading at Chase’s Hop Shop. Thanks to Frank Huynh for hosting us. Here are some photographs of the event in no particular order.

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North of Oxford Presents An Autumn Poetry Reading

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October 22nd – North of Oxford Presents, An Autumn Poetry Reading @ Chase’s Hop Shop, 7235 Rising Sun Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111. The shop is located a few blocks from the Ryers Train Station and along the Route 18 Septa Bus Line. The reading will be held from 2am to 4pm and an open mic will follow time permitting. Hosted by Diane Sahms-Guarnieri.

Thaddeus Rutkowski

Thaddeus Rutkowski is the author of seven books, most recently Tricks of Light, a poetry collection. He teaches at Medgar Evers College and received a fiction writing fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. http://thaddeusrutkowski.com/

amy_barone_4Amy Barone’s new poetry collection, Defying Extinction, will be published by Broadstone Books in 2022. New York Quarterly Books published her collection, We Became Summer, in 2018. She wrote chapbooks Kamikaze Dance (Finishing Line Press) and Views from the Driveway (Foothills Publishing.) Barone’s poetry has appeared in Local Knowledge, New Verse News, Paterson Literary Review, Sensitive Skin, and Standpoint (UK), among other publications. She belongs to the Poetry Society of America and the brevitas online poetry community. From Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, she lives in New York City.

Peter headshot (2) (1)Peter Baroth, writer, artist, and musician, is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and Temple Law School. His novel is Long Green (iUniverse) and his book of poetry, Lost Autographs (Moonstone Press). He has been published in Philadelphia Poets, Red Fez, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Apiary, Legal Studies Forum, and elsewhere. He won the 2009 Amy Tritsch Needle Award, a 2016 Petracca Family Award, was a finalist for the Joie de Vivre book prize, has been nominated for Best of the Net, and is on Philadelphia Stories’ editorial board. He lives in Media, PA with poet and professor Courtney Bambrick.

Todd, JCJ.C. Todd’s books include Beyond Repair, (2021) a special selection for the Able Muse Press Book Award, and The Damages of Morning (Moonstone Press, 2018), a finalist for the 2019 Eric Hoffer Award.. Winner of the 2016 Rita Dove Poetry Prize, with fellowships from the Pew Foundation and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, she was a winner in the 2021 National Poetry Competition of the Poetry Society of the United Kingdom. Poems and interviews have appeared in Baltimore Review, Oxford Review, The Night Heron Barks, and The Paris Review. She will read in the Fall Poetry Festival in Lithuania in September.

Dave-Worrell-238x300Dave Worrell is the author of We Who Were Bound and Close to Home featuring paintings by Catherine Kuzma. Dave’s poems have appeared in Slant, Canary, Heroin Chic, Shot Glass Journal, Referential Magazine, Wild River Review, and elsewhere. He has performed his music-backed poems at Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia and The Cornelia Street Café in New York. He began writing poetry toward the end of his 30-plus year law career, has taught writing at area community colleges and business law to undergraduates at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.

evanEvan Anders brews coffee for mass consumption in Philadelphia. His poems have appeared in North Dakota Quarterly, California Quarterly, decomp journal, Chicago Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. He is a retired stay-at-home dad who thinks Bob Dylan was best in the eighties.

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Our Host: Diane Sahms-Guarnieri

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri is a Philadelphia Poet. Five collections of her poetry have been published, most recently, Covid 19 2020 – A Poetic Journal released by Moonstone Press in 2021. Diane’s poems have been widely published in the small and electronic press. She is the poetry editor of North of Oxford. Her website is: http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/ On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Diane+Sahms-Guarnieri

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