Michele Belluomini & Dan Maguire

Moonstone Poetry Series Presents


Michele Belluomini is a poet, storyteller, and librarian. Her work has been published in many journals, including Philadelphia Poets & The FoxChase Review among others, as well as in several anthologies – most recently, Commonwealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania. She has read in many places throughout the area, for the NJ Council on the Arts, and in New York. Her chapbook, Crazy Mary & Others was published by PlanB Press. For the last 15 years she has helped coordinate the Monday Poets series at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Dan Maguire’s poetry has won prizes and awards and has appeared in numerous anthologies and reviews. He has twice received first prize for poetry at the Philadelphia Writer’s Conference and been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes. Poets Robert Bly and Gerald Stern have favorably reviewed his work. Finding the Words, Dan Maguire’s second collection of poetry, is suffused with atmosphere – hazy summer, smokey dusk, traffic-lit night. The poems, full of vivid imagery, evoke emotion, time, scents, and most importantly sound. Moments in time without language Maguire describes, somehow finding the words.

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