Tuesday, June 26, 7pm – Poetry
Moonstone Poetry Series Presents
Barbara Torode & Michele Belluomini
Michele Belluomini’s work has appeared in journals such as American Writing, “NOW! (then)”: The Eternal Now Poetry Anthology, APR: Philly Edition, The Mad Poets Review, Sinister Wisdom, the Helen Review , and The Mulberry Poets&Writers Daybook; as well as in the collection “ The Dreambook: An Anthology of Writings by Italian American Women. Michele reads her poetry at a number of venues throughout the Philadelphia area. She has been a recipient of a Leeway Foundation “Window of Opportunity” award for travel to Mexico to collect Huichol Indian mythology and folklore. She is a Literature librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia where she helps coordinate the “Monday Poets” poetry series.
Barbara Torode graduated from the Unknown College of Sky Writing and Poetry, after 30 years, with credentials in Post-Modernist Enchantment and Home Repair. She is just beginning to consider publishing as an alternative to perishing. In her previous life, she was an art director for billion-dollar ad agencies in Philadelphia and London, then opened Torode Design Associates in 1972. She taught design and typography at the University of the Arts, her alma-mater, at Moore, Tyler, and Princeton. Barbara grew up in Baghdad on the Hudson, finished High School in segregated Maryland, came to Philly with a loaf of bread under each arm to attend the UArts; married Mr. Wrong, a painter, divorced. In her second space-time continuum, she is remarred – to Mr. Exceptionally Right. Writes poetry.