Friend of Poetdelphia, Leonard Gontarek, launches a new spotlight column on Philadelphia poets at Apiary. Check it out at http://apiarymagazine.com/philly-poetry-picks-leonard-gontarek/
#Poetdelphia — Past Poetdelphia reader LEONARD GONTAREK gets reviewed at The Rumpus!
Last night’s Poetdelphia Salon, featuring Mike Ingram, Kathleen Volk MIller, and Leonard Gontarek, was a fun mix of prose and poetry with a lively Q & A afterwards. Thanks to all our writer for joining us, and to the friends who came, many of whom kept the night going at the New Wave Cafe afterward. Here are some pics! –Kelly McQuain
Don’t be naughty this holiday season! Come to Poetdelphia! It’s only two days until POETDELPHIA’s next literary reading/salon! Read interviews with Mike Ingram (Barrelhouse editor), Leonard Gontarek (poet extraordinaire) , and Kathleen Volk Miller (Painted Bride Quarterly editor) on our page at http://www.poetdelphia.wordpress.com. See the link for details. http://www.facebook.com/events/128522777295569/
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
Poetdelphia Reading & Salon
at Cups & Chairs Tea Cafe*
701-03 S. 5th Street
(just below 5th and South)
6:00 – 7:30 pm
An ongoing salon/quarterly reading series!
(*Coffee drinkers, don’t fret! Cups & Chairs has coffee too!)
MIKE INGRAM is the fiction editor of Barrelhouse Magazine. His fiction has appeared, most recently, in EPOCH, The Southeast Review, Eyeshot, and Monkeybicycle. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, he now teaches at Temple University.
LEONARD GONTAREK is the author of St. Genevieve Watching Over Paris, Van Morrison Can’t Find His Feet, Zen For Beginners, and Déjà Vu Diner. He Looked Beyond My Faults And Saw My Needs is forthcoming from Hanging Loose Press. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Field, Poet Lore, Verse, Fence, Handsome, and The Best American Poetry. He has received five Pushcart Prize nominations and twice received poetry fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council On The Arts. He has been a cabdriver, movie projectionist, bookstore owner, and teacher.
KATHLEEN VOLK MILLER’s work has appeared in Salon, The New York Times, and Family Circle. She is a weekly blogger (Thursdays) for Philadelphia Magazine’s Philly Post. She is currently working on a collection of essays. Volk Miller is co-editor of Painted Bride Quarterly, co-director of Drexel Publishing Group, and an Associate Teaching Professor at Drexel University.
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/128522777295569/
About POETDELPHIA: Poetdelphia is the brainchild of writers Dawn Manning, Kelly McQuain and Valerie Fox. We host quarterly readings and salon-style discussions, as well as maintain an online community through our site, Poetdelphia (www.Poetdelphia.wordpress.com ). The website focuses on all things poetic, including reviews, writing prompts, a calendar of tri-state area writing events, and even the occasional poem or prose piece by writers featured in our reading series. We can be reached through email at email@example.com, but the best way to get to know us is by coming to one of our events. See you there!