Leonard Gontarek is the author of six books of poems, including, Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket, Shiva (2016), and He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw My Needs (2013), both published by Hanging Loose Press. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poet Lore, Verse, Blackbird, The Spinning Jenny, and The Best American Poetry, among others. 50 poets have responded with poems and comments - 20 of them will be reading at the event on Sunday. A Chapbook with the 50 poems is available for purchase ($10.00, The Moonstone Press). Cover Photo by Catherine Gontarek
Regarding Poetry in Philly someone wrote: “If Philadelphia and environs were a garden of poetry, it would be quite a garden. It’d be huge. This is a poetry town which is lush and fertile.” This series consists of a panel of guest poets and artists that discuss the opportunities which their group or organization provides for poetry and poets in Philly. The program also focuses on the wide variety of themes and issues which influence the creation of poetry in Philly.
The program is broadcasted live on the first Tuesday of each month. The program is free and open to everyone. Please join us in the studio for this live broadcast.