Annual Poetry Salon

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Annual Poetry Salon

April 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Poets participating in the program are:
Mel Brake‘s mother raised him to believe in the impossible; therefore, when people told him that he could not do something,
he remembered his mother’s teachings. His writing pursuits have included made-up lyrics to accompany Muzak. Philadelphia Poets, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review and others have published his poetry.

Caren Lee Brenman‘s poems have recently appeared in Philadelphia Stories, Contemporary American Voices, Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream, Write Your Block Philadelphia, Drunk Monkeys and Still Harbor’s Anchor Magazine. She was also a former editor of the late and great Long Shot magazine out of Hoboken, NJ.

Rosemary Cappello‘s poetry has appeared in Iconoclast, Voices in Italian Americana, Paper Air and many other publications. Her poetry collection, Wonderful Disaster (Bordighera Press), will be published by January, 2020. Rosemary is the founder, editor and publisher of Philadelphia Poets. Its current edition, Volume 25, is in the works.

Francesca Costanzo is a poet and video artist living and working in Philadelphia. Ms. Costanzo uses art as a vehicle for her voice. Her poems and films are both exploratory and documentary in nature, and are meant to create fundamental change within society.

Julia Lopez holds a BA in Theater Arts from Wesleyan University, attended the Eugene O’Neill National Theater Institute in Waterford, CT and the Instituto Internacional in Madrid, Spain. She has performed and presented her works throughout the United States, Mexico City, Cuba and Madrid.

Emiliano Martin is Spanish-born, and a longtime resident of Bucks County, PA. His poetry and prose have been widely published in the US and Spain. He enjoys writing and reading lyrical rhyming thoughts in two languages. He was recently elected President of Pennsylvania Poetry Society, Inc.

Al Tacconelli‘s works have appeared in journals and anthologies. He has read at venues in Philadelphia and New York. He has been recognized with awards in Allen Ginsberg contests. Al’s chapbooks are Perhaps Fly(Bordighera, 2014); Alone at the Border (Finishing Line, 2018), and Scratch Marks at the Kitchen Door (2018).

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April 14, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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