MSP: Pheralyn Dove and Steve Bloom

The Moonstone Poetry Series Presents

Pheralyn Dove is a poet, performer, wordsmith, infotainist and culturalist whose work has been showcased nationwide and internationally as a spoken-word artist, actor, author, essayist, playwright, creative writer and technical writer. She has appeared on stages in her native Philadelphia, New York City, Paris, France and Rome, Italy. Dove has been a press agent, an entertainment editor for the Philadelphia Tribune and feature writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Many of the poems in “Little Girl Blue” are excerpted from her book, Color in Motion (Axis Press), which has a foreword by drumming legend Max Roach. A graduate of Hampton University, Dove studied poetry and creative writing under Professor Sonia Sanchez at Temple University’s Pan African Studies Community Education Program (PASCEP). Currently Dove teaches “Practical Writing” in the very same PASCEP program. Dove was named an Honored Author two consecutive years at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Annual Borrowers’ Ball, performed at the Jazz a la Villette Festival in Paris, France with the Sounds of Liberation Orchestra and was a featured poet at New York City’s renowned “Vision Festival.”

Steve Bloom is a lifelong social activist who lives in Brooklyn, NY, and works as a decorative painter and faux finisher. He is founder and host of the Activist Poet’s Roundtable in NYC and poetry consultant to the Green Pages newspaper. His work has been published on line by,,, “Flutter,” and elsewhere. He was a featured poet of the week from September 1-8, 2008, on the Poetry Super Highway website. Poems have appeared in print in Caprice, the Poet’s Pen, Medicinal Purposes, Struggle, Soul Foundtain, Against the Current, Fourthwrite, plus other literary and political journals. Performance venues include the Saturn Series, Bar 13, Phoenix reading and ABC NORIO in New York City, plus the Traveling Poets Reading Series, Bakersfield, CA and Robin’s Bookstore in Philadelphia PA.

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