20th Annual Poetry Ink:

100 Poets Reading-

Sunday, April 17 2016 @ Noon

Brandywine Workshop, 728 S. Broad St.

Academic Poets, Famous Poets, Free Form Poets, Street Poets, Unknown Poets, Spoken Word Poets, Published Poets,
Unpublished Poets, and more

Each reader gets 3 minutes – that’s a full day of poetry!

We supply the coffee, you bring the desserts.

For 2015, the readings will be in alphabetical order,
Z to A  – by Last name


Poetry Ink is an open, festive, participatory community event. Please invite your friends and feel free to pass this information along to any other poets & writers that you think might be interested in participating.

Nowhere else in Philly do we get such a wonderful mix of people, voices, and generations. It is an experience in the varieties of personalities as much as in poetry and poetics – everything from uplift to satire, from political protest to personal sorrow, love poems and tirades, transgression and decorum, the outrageous and the outraged, ranters and restrained formalists, street and academy, performance poets and shy ladies barely audible – pretty much the human spectrum.

– Poet Eleanor Wilner

For questions about submissions, please contact Brandon at poetryink@moonstoneartscenter.org

Other inquiries, contact larry@moonstoneartscenter.org


The 20th Annual Poetry Ink Book

A perfect bound (square-edge) book of well over 100 pages

Fill out the form below and return it with your poem and $20.00 (pre-payment for one book).

Please submit one poem only, limited to one page in length, with standard one inch margins, and a font no smaller than 12 point Times New Roman.

Please also submit a short biography or artist statement of one to two sentences in length.

– You must send the poem by email to poetryink@moonstoneartscenter.org with Poetry Ink as the subject line.

– All poems and payments must be received by March 18, 2016.

– We will distribute the book at Poetry Ink on Sunday, April 17, 2016. If you want the book mailed to you, please add $5.00 for postage and handling.

(Note: You do not have to be in the book in order to read.)

Click the link below to download your Poetry Ink 2016 Book Registration Form:

Poetry Ink 2016 Registration Form

6 Comments » for POETRY INK
  1. I’m greatly looking forward to the event. I’ll be submitting my poem shortly, but I wanted to let you know that as a teacher and artist, (ink, acrylic, and oils) I’m looking forward to rejoining the Philadelphia art scene.

    Please feel free to call, 202-286-8893, if I can assist/promote or otherwise be an asset to your organization.

  2. rocky wilson says:

    would like to be part of poetry ink. thank you

  3. Natalia Maria Tomassini says:

    I would like to read a poem at this festival. Please add me to the list.
    Thank you, Ms. Tomassini

  4. I love Poetry ink, it’s been a great platform for regional poets.

  5. Looking forward to celebrating and being part of the great community of poets here in Philly.

  6. lisa says:

    Poetry INK brings together a diverse group of poets from all walks of life!

    Thank you so much LARRY ROBIN for
    keeping poetry alive in Philly!!!

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