April 5th Lineup Announced

Join guests KAREN RILE, LUKE STROMBERG and HEATHER THOMAS at Poetdelphia this APRIL 5TH!

Friday, April 5th, 2013
Poetdelphia Reading & Salon
at Cups & Chairs Tea Cafe*
701-03 S. 5th Street
(just below 5th and South)
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Poetdelphia is an ongoing salon/quarterly reading series.
(*Coffee drinkers, don’t fret! Cups & Chairs has coffee too!)

KAREN RILE is the author of Winter Music, a novel set in Philadelphia, and numerous works of fiction and creative nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in literary magazines such as The Southern Review, American Writing, Creative Nonfiction, The Land Grant College Review, Other Voices, and Apiary, and has been listed among The Best American Short Stories. Karen has written articles and essays for many publications including The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Daughters magazine. She is a frequent contributor to the Pennsylvania Gazette and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is also the fiction editor and managing editor of Cleaver Magazine (http://www.cleavermagazine.com/), an online quarterly featuring poetry, literary fiction and nonfiction, dramatic writing, and art. Karen lives in Philadelphia and teaches fiction and creative nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania.

LUKE STROMBERG’s work has appeared in several literary journals and has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer on multiple occasions: once in an article about young poets in the Philadelphia area and another time as a winner of a poetry contest. In 2008, his poem “Black Thunder” was set to music by composer Melissa Dunphy and performed at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA. Luke lives in Upper Darby, PA and works as an adjunct English instructor at Eastern University and West Chester University. You can read some of his recently published poems through The Tower Journal: http://towerjournal.com/fall_2012/part_two_Luke_Stromberg.htm.

HEATHER THOMAS is the author of several books of poetry, including Blue Ruby (FootHills Publishing), Resurrection Papers (Chax Press), and Practicing Amnesia (Singing Horse Press). Her work has been translated into Spanish, Lithuanian, and Bosnian. A professor of English at Kutztown University, she has published essays on H.D., Wallace Stevens, and contemporary poets, and lives in Reading, Pennsylvania. You can learn more about Heather through her website (http://faculty.kutztown.edu/hthomas/), and read some recent poems online through Press 1: http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v6n1/thomas.html.

Cleaver Literary Magazine Debuts

Philadelphia-based writer Karen Rile announces a new quarterly magazine: http://www.cleavermagazine.com/

Karen posted the following the other day:

“Writers and artists:

I’m coediting a new quarterly litmag, Cleaver Magazine. Our mini Preview Issue “.5″ will feature flash fiction, micro-essays, and short poems by established and emerging writers, plus a photo essay by the incredibly gifted Blake Martin. Coming February 1!

We’re still looking for short stories, essays, poetry, artwork, and dramatic writing for upcoming full-length Issues 1 and 2, so please send them our way (there is a submissions link on the website.) –Karen Rile”

We wish Karen and Cleaver the best!