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21st Annual Poetry Ink

100 Poets Reading Sunday, April 30, 2017 12 noon WE WANT YOU ALL: Academic Poets, Famous Poets, Free Form Poets, Street Poets, Unknown Poets, Spoken Word Poets, Published Poets, Unpublished Poets, and more   Poetry Ink is an open, festive,

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2016 Chapbook Contest Winners

The Moonstone 2016 Chapbook Contest Winner Vernita Hall “In a broad display of approaches in craft, the poet visits the history of Philadelphia in a manner reminiscent of steampunk aesthetics. Jules Verne meets W.E.B. DuBois in a time traveling romp

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2016 Poetry Ink Reading Schedule

12 NOON Bob Zell Sekai’afua Zankel Robert Zaller Dave Worrell Donna Wolf-Palacio Bill Van Buskirk Lesley Valdes JC Todd John Timpane Elaine Terranova 12:30 pm Susie Taichman-Robins Jeanne Sutton Lamont B. Steptoe Dave Steel Catherine Staples Elizabeth  Stanley Mbarek  Sryfi

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The Last Bus to Camden

Rocky Wilson author of  The Last Bus to Camden “Rocky Wilson’s the real thing: not another rubber stamped MFA poet but a writer whose work begins from feeling & builds its case for what is felt in sure, solid lines…”

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A Roomful of Truth: A Tribute to Lamont B. Steptoe

Moonstone’s Latest Publication A Roomful of Truth: A Tribute to Lamont B. Steptoe   “The Moonstone Arts Center hosted a celebration and reception for Philadelphia poet, photographer, and publisher Lamont B. Steptoe entitled A Roomful of Truth: A Tribute to

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Madison Hatta’s Book of Unreasonable Poems

Madison Hatta, Sonneteer, delights in writing and reciting original, whimsical sonnets about madness, Time, career & family dysfunction and the importance of drinking tea. Madison has appeared at NYC’s Boundless Tales Poetry Reading Series, Cornelia Street Café & La MaMa

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25 Short Poems by Jim Cory

Jim Cory is a poet and a fiction writer interested in history, ornithology and architecture. He has reviewed books, written essays for various publications, authored eight books or chapbooks of poetry (most recently No Brainer Variations, 2011, from Rain Mountain

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Poetic Quid Pro Quo

Wednesday August 5, 2015 – 7pm  Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub – 1214 Sansom Street Poetic Quid Pro Quo – Another poet reads your poem, then you read it. How does it sound, does it say what you wanted it

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Who Do You Love? Charles Bukowski

Tuesday August 4, 2015, 6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm) Moonstone Poetry @ PhillyCAM – 699 Ranstead Who Do You Love? Charles Bukowski – Broadcast Live: Comcast 66/966 & Verizon 29/30- A live poetry talk show and cover open mic, broadcast

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Leonard Gontarek and the Osage Poets

Wednesday August 12, 2015 – 7pm Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub – 1214 Sansom Street Leonard Gontarek and the Osage Poets “I have nothing but admiration and awe for The Osage Poets. There is not a more committed, talented, hard-working,

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