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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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Celebrate National Poetry Month in Sellersville – April 23rd

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Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, g emil reutter, Steven Walker 

Followed by an Open Mic 

April 23rd @ 1pm

Daddy O’s Studio –116 N. Main Street, Sellersville, Pa.

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Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, a native Philadelphia poet living in Lawndale since 1986, is author of four full-length poetry collections and most recently a chapbook, COVID-19 2020 A Poetic Journal (Moonstone Press, 2021). Published in North American Review, Sequestrum Journal of Literature & Arts and Brushfire Literature & Arts Journal, among others, she is poetry editor at North of Oxford’s online literary journal and teleworks full-time for the government.  www.dianesahmsguarnieri.com .

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g emil reutter is a writer of poems and stories. Sixteen collections of his poetry and fiction have been published. He can be found at: https://gereutter.wordpress.com/about/

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Steven Walker is an award-winning writer, poet, playwright and journalist with approximately 1500 published credits including two horror novels, “Desmodus” and “Hell and Back” and two true crime books, “Blood Trail” and “Predator”.  He helped to establish The Writer’s Room of Bucks County, The Writer’s Web, an internet-based school and marketing tool and was the founding president of the Lehigh Valley Writers Academy.  Walker, a musician and songwriter, currently owns and operates Daddy O’s Studio in Sellersville, PA where he provides guitar lessons and sells musical instruments, books, smoking accessories, tapestries, posters, wiccan items, gemstones and other unique gifts.  Also as a talented artist and photographer, Daddy O’s Studio is a showcase to exhibit and sell his paintings and photos as well as the work of other local artists, photographers and crafters. https://www.daddyos.shop/about

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2021 Featured Poets Reading at Moonstone

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Sunday February 20, 2022 – 2pm

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Readings from the 2021 Featured Poets Anthology
Registration Required – Registration Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsdOmpqDIqH9B0HU4JTUrRJwRTTLd4J5D6

2021 was Moonstone Art Center’s busiest year ever, with 130 program both live and virtual. Of the almost 300 poets featured in these program, 88 have poems in this anthology. Join us as some of the poets read.

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Live at Cafe Improv

Our contributing editors recently performed at Cafe Improv in Princeton, New Jersey. Here are the videos and we hope you enjoy.

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Two Videos From The Hudson Valley

We recently read at The Howland Cultural Center in the town of Beacon in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York State. It was Diane’s last featured reading of the year and g read in the open. Hayden Wayne was kind enough to record the reading. We hope you have a look and enjoy. Thanks to Robert Milby for booking us. May all of you have a splendid New Year.

Best,

Diane and g

 

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May 20th – Sahms-Guarnieri and Reutter at t.s. Cornerstones in Bristol, Pa.

May 20th @ 2 p.m.

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Open Mic to Follow – Bring your poems to share in the open

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t.s. Cornerstones

401 Mill Street

Bristol, PA 19007

http://www.tscornerstones.com/

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, Poetry Editor at North of Oxford is a native Philadelphian. She is the author of three full-length poetry collections: Images of Being (Stone Garden Publishing, 2011), Lights Battered Edge (Anaphora Literary Press 2015) and Night Sweat (Red Dashboard Press, 2016). Awarded a grant in poetry from the AEV Foundation in 2013, she was named the winner of the Working People’s Poetry Competition- 2015. She has served as Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum and Library and as Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review. More about Diane can be found at http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/    & https://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/

g emil reutter is a writer of poems and stories. He is a Contributing Editor at North of Oxford. Born in Bristol, raised in Levittown he has lived most of his adult life in Philadelphia. Nine collections of his poetry and fiction have been published. He published The Fox Chase Review (2008-2015).  He can be found at https://gereutter.wordpress.com/about/

An Afternoon of Poetry

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January 21st @ 2 p.m.

Chase’s Hop Shop

7235 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111 

Featuring Poets

Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, Nathalie Anderson, Robert Zell,

James Feichthaler and g emil reutter 

An open mic will follow

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Chase’s Hop Shop is a Gastro Deli featuring an excellent menu and over 500 craft beers. The shop is located at 7235 Rising Sun Avenue and has off street parking in the rear of the shop and on street parking in front, metered. SEPTA service on the 18 and 24 lines is available as well as from the Ryers Station on the Fox Chase line that is about six blocks away.