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1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
May 1 Fri
Dia del Trabajo
 
Festa del Lavoro
 
Första maj
 
Labor Day\n(Dia do Trabalho)
 
Labor Day\n(Fête du travail)
 
Labor Day\n(Tag der Arbeit)
 
Worker's Day
 
May 2 Sat
Reading
Open Mic
Other
Spoken Word

Towne Book Center Collegeville, PA
7:00pm - 9:00pm Creeping Lotus Press poetry reading
Come to Creeping Lotus Press' monthly poetry reading at Towne Book Center in Collegeville, PA at 7pm. Each month we feature an area poet and also invite the public for an open reading.

For more info: www.creepinglotus.com or www.townebc.com
Open Mic
Mt Airy Art Garage, 11 West Mt Airy Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119
7:00pm - 9:00pm Speak! Outloud... At The SwerveWhere Poetry and Jazz Intersect
mtairyartgarage.org/2015/04/8197/
May 4 Mon
Labour Day (QLD)
 
May Day (NT)
 
May 5 Tue
Batalla de Puebla
 
Cinco de Mayo
 
Liberation Day
 
Other
Reading

PhillyCAM 699 Ranstead
6:30pm Who Do You Love? Walt Whitman
Broadcast Live: Comcast 66/966 & Verizon 29/30- A live poetry talk show and cover open mic, broadcast live at 6:30 on the first Tuesday of each month. It is a discussion/presentation on the life and work of the months featured (LOVED) poet followed by audience members reading their favorite poem by the featured poet, and one of their own poems.

Host: Warren Longmire is a Poet and Computer Programmer is author of Ripped Winters and Do.Until.True, he is a poetry editor for Apiary Magazine, a founding member of the UPenn Excelano Spoken Word Collective and a frequent Philly rep in national slam competitions.
Guests: Rocky Rainbow is a poet, performance artist and Walt Whitman interpreter who lives near the Delaware River in Camden, New Jersey, where he has been writing and performing for over 30 years.
Steve Burns is a part-time waiter and carpenter but his real job is poetry. He works as the Web Editor and Outreach Coordinator for APIARY Magazine and Writing Assistant in Rutgers-Camdens Learning. A highly analytical, collaborative, and imaginative problem conqueror, he also a willing and compassionate leader.

Everyone is invited to be in the audience but to read you must register by email larry@moonstoneartscenter.org with Walt Whitman as the subject.
May 6 Wed
Reading
Fergies Pub 1214 Sansom Street
7:00pm Poetic Quid Pro Quo
Another poet reads your poem, then you read it. How does it sound, does it say what you wanted it to say? Then you read someone elses poem - Elijah B. Pringle, III host
May 8 Fri
Victory Day\n(Fête de la victoire 1945)
 
Reading
October Gallery
7:30pm Panoramic Poetry
701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Celebrating our 14th Year of Excellence Every 2nd and 3rd Friday

Please sign up to be a FEATURED READER by emailing
panoramicpoetry@octobergallery.com.

Friday, January 12th and/or 19th, 2006 @ 7:30 p.m.

FREE for Performing Poets

For audience: $7 at the door, OR $5 with RSVP to
panoramicpoetry@octobergallery.com or
215.629.3939 ext. 13

For directions:

Report to 701 Market Street (between 7th & 8th on Market). Inside the building on the same floor as Ross, there is a Citizen's Bank ATM. Next to the ATM are glass doors. Report behind these doors to the table and you will gain access to
the elevator bank for the reading on the 3rd floor.
--
Panoramic Poetry
2nd and 3rd Fridays
October Gallery and Cheyney University
215.629.3939 ext.13
www.octobergallery.com
May 9 Sat
Reading
Panoply Books, 46 N. Union St, Lambertville, NJ 08530
6:00pm - 7:00pm Panoply Books Reading Series: Poet Yolanda Wisher
Yolanda Wisher is a Philadelphia-based poet, singer, musician, and educator. She'll read from first book of poetry, Monk Eats an Afro (Hanging Loose Press, 2014)named one of the 10 best poetry books of 2014 by Coldfront magazine. She is a Cave Canem graduate and received an M.A. in Creative Writing/English from Temple University and a B.A. in English and Black Studies from Lafayette College. Her writing has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, and she regularly performs her poetry in collaboration with musicians.


46 N. Union St.
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Free
Contact: (609) 397-1145
May 10 Sun
Día de las Madres
 
Mother's Day
 
Mothers Day
 
May 13 Wed
Reading
Other

Athenaeum of Philadelphia
6:00pm - 8:00pm Saturnalia Books Poetry Reading
This annual event allows poetry-lovers an opportunity to meet and hear the latest poets in the Saturnalia network. This year presents readings by Jay Nebel, author of Neighbors, which was chosen by Gerald Stern for the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize 2014; Timothy Liu, author of 10 books of poetry, including most recently, Dont Go Back to Sleep (Saturnalia Books, 2014); Laurie Saurborn Young, author of Industry of Brief Distraction (Saturnalia Books, 2015); and Kristi Maxwell, author of four collections of poetry including from Saturnalia Books, 2014, That Our Eyes Be Rigged. Reception included. Free.

www.facebook.com/events/401254846726689/

Free. RSVP by calling 215-925-2688 or emailing events@philaathenaeum.org

Athenaeum of Philadelphia
219 S. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Nathalie Anderson is author of Following Fred Astaire, and Quiver; her poems have appeared in such journals as Atlanta Review, DoubleTake, Natural Bridge, The New Yorker, and The Recorder, she serves as Poet in Residence at the Rosenbach and teaches at Swarthmore College

Lisa Sewell is the author of The Way Out, Name Withheld, Long Corridor, and Impossible Object. Recent work is appearing or forthcoming in Harvard Review, Ploughshares, Salamander, Crab Orchard Review and Prairie Schooner. She teaches at Villanova University

Elaine Terranova is the author of six collections of poetry, including Dollhouse, Not To, New and Selected Poems, The Cult of the Right Hand and Elegiac: Footnotes to Rilke's Duino Elegies. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Virginia Quarterly Review and other magazines, and in such anthologies as, A Gift of Tongues, Blood to Remember: American Poets write about the Holocaust, and Articulations: The Body and Illness in Poetry. She has published prose in Boulevard, South Loop Review, Yaakov Murchada, Per Contra, and Frigate. She has received a Pushcart Prize, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and a National Endowment in the Arts Fellowship in Literature.
Open Reading Follows, Charles S. Carr host
May 14 Thu
Reading
Brandywine Workshop, 728 S. Broad
7:00pm Moonstone Poetry with Robert Zaller and Lili Bita
A New Book From the Moonstone Press: Speaking to Power by Robert Zaller

Robert Zaller is the author of Speaking to Power and five previous verse collections and chapbooks, he is Distinguished University Professor of History at Drexel University. Author, actress, and musician, Greek-born

Lili Bita has been called among the most talented women of her generation. Recently inducted into the prestigious Hellenic Authors Society, her poetry has been widely translated and anthologized. Her renowned book of love poetry, Fleshfire, will be published in a new and expanded edition this fall by Somerset Hall Press
May 15 Fri
Reading
October Gallery
7:30pm Panoramic Poetry
701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Celebrating our 14th Year of Excellence Every 2nd and 3rd Friday

Please sign up to be a FEATURED READER by emailing
panoramicpoetry@octobergallery.com.

Friday, January 12th and/or 19th, 2006 @ 7:30 p.m.

FREE for Performing Poets

For audience: $7 at the door, OR $5 with RSVP to
panoramicpoetry@octobergallery.com or
215.629.3939 ext. 13

For directions:

Report to 701 Market Street (between 7th & 8th on Market). Inside the building on the same floor as Ross, there is a Citizen's Bank ATM. Next to the ATM are glass doors. Report behind these doors to the table and you will gain access to
the elevator bank for the reading on the 3rd floor.
--
Panoramic Poetry
2nd and 3rd Fridays
October Gallery and Cheyney University
215.629.3939 ext.13
www.octobergallery.com
May 16 Sat
Spoken Word
Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
1:00pm PAPAYA at the Bride presents
The Mayhem Poets
papayalive.org/on-stage/the-mayhem-poets

Using humor and hip-hop energy, this eclectic show is like The Simpsons meeting Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert! A great way to introduce spoken word to kids 12 +
Spoken Word
Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
4:00pm PAPAYA at the Bride presents
The Mayhem Poets
papayalive.org/on-stage/the-mayhem-poets

Using humor and hip-hop energy, this eclectic show is like The Simpsons meeting Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert! A great way to introduce spoken word to kids 12 +
May 17 Sun
Spoken Word
Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
5:00am PAPAYA at the Bride presents
The Mayhem Poets
papayalive.org/on-stage/the-mayhem-poets

Using humor and hip-hop energy, this eclectic show is like The Simpsons meeting Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert! A great way to introduce spoken word to kids 12 +
Spoken Word
Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
12:00pm PAPAYA at the Bride presents
The Mayhem Poets
papayalive.org/on-stage/the-mayhem-poets

Using humor and hip-hop energy, this eclectic show is like The Simpsons meeting Malcolm X at a Notorious B.I.G. concert! A great way to introduce spoken word to kids 12 +
May 18 Mon
Adelaide Cup Carnival and Volunteers Day (SA)
 
May 19 Tue
Reading
Open Mic

Bubble House
7:30pm Inverse Poetry Reading
inversepoetry.com/
May 20 Wed Adriann The Pen Bautista is Playwright, Poet and Grant Administrator, author of Sanctuary of Snow, Ballad of a Beautiful Brown King and Sister Strength; and has published in the Apiary poetry anthology, Poetry Ink, P.E.A.S. Magazine, 3655 Miles to Kismet, Thomas Jefferson Universitys Literary magazine, Inside Out; Standing our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin & Marissa Alexander and Moonstone Featured Poets Anthology. Adriann has read her poetry throughout the Tri-State Area including at First Friday on Vine, The Clef Club, Panoramic Poetry, Fox Chase Reading Series, Jus Words, Moonstone Arts Center

Bernard Collins is poet and a visual artist and has performed his poetry in the Tri state area for over twenty years. He is an instructor at Fleisher Art Memorial, has recorded his poetry with several jazz musicians and collaborated with choreographers and dancers throughout the years

Open Reading Follows, Aziza Zenzile Kebe Host
May 25 Mon
Memorial Day
 
Memorial Day
 
Spring Holiday
 
"Love and Remembrance" is a celebration of life and love by Suzn Jivn wife, poet, artists model, photographer, and artist books designer and the portraiture, still lives and landscape photographs of her late husband, Stanislaus Dubowski. Suzn will be reading her original poems from artist books filled with her hand-written poetry manuscripts and Stanislaus' color photographs
May 27 Wed
Reading
Fergies Pub - 1214 Sansom Street
7:00pm Moonstone Poetry with Laynie Browne and Pattie McCarthy
Laynie Browne is the author of eleven collections of poetry and two novels including Scorpyn Odes and Lost Parkour Ps(alms) in English and French, she is a Pew Fellow (2014). She teaches at University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College

Pattie McCarthy is the author of six books of poetry: Quiet Book, nulls, Marybones, Table Alphabetical of Hard Words, Verso, and bk of (h)rs. She is the author of a dozen chapbooks, including x y z &&, fifteen genre scenes, and scenes from the lives of my parents. McCarthy was a Pew Fellow (2011) and was an artist resident at the Elizabeth Bishop House in Great Village, Nova Scotia and teaches at Temple

Open Reading Follows, Suzan Jivan host
May 29 Fri
John F. Kennedy's Birthday
 
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