Poets Diane Sahms-Guarnieri and g emil reutter will perform their first reading since 2019. The poets will read on 10-13-21, (7pm) at Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Sahms-Guarnieri will read from Covid 19 2020 – A Poetic Journal. reutter will read from Poems of the Pennypack. Poets FX Baird, RuNett Nia Ebo, and Nina Gadson will read from newly released chapbooks. The reading is sponsored by Moonstone Arts Center and admission is free. You can also watch on zoom at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84308329737?pwd=RjJUdCtJVXRySjlvMHdXakJRRzVmUT09
g emil reutter’s Poems of the Pennypack has just been released by Moonstone Press. The chapbook captures the respite the park provides to residents from the bustle of city life, reutter’s affinity for the park and the nature that thrives in it.
What Others Say:
Poems of the Pennypack is a forthright book, which reflects a lifetime of exploring a place and one’s self in relation to that place. The poems have a quiet clarity as the book becomes both guide and map. g emil reutter writes, “Beauty and violence of nature in plain view / in this nature sanctuary of Philadelphia / called Pennypack.” Reading the poems now in the spring of 2020 readers may find some of the solace they have been seeking and noticing again in nature. As reutter writes, “nature has reclaimed it, meadows, forest and wildlife are abundant.” There is always more to explore, but there are no pyrotechnics. The book is direct and unselfconscious and the poems keep hitting closer and closer to home. -Thomas Devaney