Wednesday May 22, 2013, 7pm
Poets & Prophets Alumni Night With Peggy Carrigan, Scott Norman, Elijah Pringle & Bob SmallPeggy Carrigan, Philadelphia area poet, has been writing and performing since 1981. In 1985 she released the chapbook Beat Girls at the Funk-O-Mart. She will be reading poetry about House-wifing It, the lunacy and luxury of a stay at home wife and mom. Scott Norman (Rosenthal) is an activist and Literary & Performing artist. He has read at Bacchanal, the Middle East Restaurant, the Philadelphia Ethical Society, Voices and Visions, Zone One Gallery, and other places. His activism is especially focused on the victimization, often lethal, of people with Hidden Disabilities. In the Fall of 1977, he studied by invitation, sans tutition, with Stephen Dunn. Refusing to ignore discrimination based on disability, he agitated politically and in 1998 was granted a venue at the Painted Bride. In 1987 he formed the formed Phantom Rose Express, an Alternative Volunteer Service project. Elijah B. Pringle, III is the former on-air host of Panoramic Poetry at October Gallery.com. He is the author of At the Cornerstone, Feeding the Sparrow, and Second Saturday at Serenity. His work has been in Edison Poetry Review, Fox Chase Review, The God’s Must Be Bored, and The River Poets Journal and he has read at Bread and Cup, Cornerstone Coffeehouse, Gloria’s Cafe, Jose Sebourne Gallery, The Painted Bride Arts Center, and Moonstone. He has been on broadcast and internet radio; Blog Radio with Lynn Blue, Po-Edify with Nia Ebo, and WRTI-FM, among others. Bob Small is author El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On Watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. He has been published in The Bucks County Writer, Dot Dot Dot, Heat Magazine, Philadelphia Poets Magazine, among many and is a Founder and President of Poets and Prophets,(www.poetsandprophets.com). Bob has presented Readings and has read at many places including Bacchanal, The Clark Park Festivals, Highwire Gallery, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus Gallery, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, The Painted Bride Arts Center, Robin’s Bookstore, The University of Pennsylvania, and The Mad Poets Food Festival Readings.
Open Reading follows, Suzan Jivan Host