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2nd Wednesday’s Poetry @ Northeast Philadelphia Regional Library Summer/Autumn 2023

Summer/Autumn 2023

2nd Wednesday’s Poetry @ Northeast Regional Library

Featured Poets + Open Mic

Curated By North of Oxford Literary Journal

6pm to 7:30pm

2228 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19149

June 14th

Cydney Brown and Evan Anders


Cydney Brown is the 2020 Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate and author of Daydreaming. She is a Freshman at Northwestern University and has been writing poetry since she was in 5th grade. Brown has been featured in The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, 6abc, Philadelphia Citizen, and Fox29. She is the recipient of The Romero Scholarship For Excellence In Spoken Word. She is a Gold Award Girl Scout, recipient of The Good Citizenship Award, and Shine Global’s Youth Activist Award. Cydney wishes to inspire people to speak their truth and share her poetry with the world.


Evan Anders brews coffee for mass consumption in Philadelphia. His poems have appeared in North Dakota Quarterly, Chicago Quarterly Review, decomp journal, Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. He is a retired stay-at-home dad who thinks Bob Dylan was best in the eighties.
Visit Evan online at Evan Ander
September 13th
Elliott batTzedek and Autumn McClintock

Elliott batTzedek, MFA in Poetry and Poetry in Translation, received the Robert Bly translation prize and a Leeway Art and Change Award. She is a bookseller and a liturgist for Jewish communities. Her work appears in: American Poetry Review, Massachusetts Review, Cahoodaloodaling, and Naugatuck River Review Her chapbook the enkindled coal of my tongue was published by Wicked Banshee Press.

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“Autumn McClintock is a freelance writer and editor living in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Her newest chapbook, Dirt Bird, was published by Alexandria Quarterly Press in March 2023, and poems of hers have recently appeared in The Account, Cimarron Review, Denver Quarterly, and The Georgia Review. She is Poetry Editor of Doubleback Review. Find her online at www.autumnmcclintock.com.”

October 11th
Dave Worrell and Leonard Kress


Dave Worrell’s chapbook “We Who Were Bound” was published in August 2012 by Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press. His limited-edition ekphrastic collection “Close to Home” appeared in 2015, featuring paintings by Catherine Kuzma. Dave’s poems have appeared in Slant, Canary, Shot Glass Journal, Heroin Chic, Referential Magazine, Symbiosis, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Exit 13 and elsewhere. He has performed his music-backed poems at Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia and The Cornelia Street Café in New York.


Leonard Kress has published poetry, translations, non-fiction, and fiction in Missouri Review, Massachusetts Review, Iowa Review, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, etc. His recent collections are The Orpheus Complex and Walk Like Bo Diddley. Living in the Candy Store and Other Poems and his new verse translation of the Polish Romantic epic, Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz. Craniotomy Sestinas appeared in 2021. He lives in Blackwood, NJ and teaches at Temple University.




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