Monday Poets / Leonard Gontarek & Michele Belluomini
Monday, October 3, 2016 6:30 PM
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
LEONARD GONTAREK & MICHELE BELLUOMINI
Leonard Gontarek is the author of six books of poetry including Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket, Shiva (2016) and He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw My Needs (2013), both published by Hanging Loose Press, with work appearing in American Poetry Review, Spinning Jenny, Fence, Exquisite Corpse, Verse, Poetry Lore, Poetry Northwest, and The Best American Poetry, among others. He coordinates Peace/Works, Philly Poetry Day, The Philadelphia Poetry Festival, and hosts The Green Line Reading & Interview Series. His poem, 37 Photos From The Bridge, was a Poetry winner for the Big Bridges MotionPoems project and the basis for the award-winning film by Lori Ersolmaz.
Michele Belluomini is the author of two chapbooks published by Plan B Press, Crazy Mary & Others, and Sign Posts for Sleepwalkers. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry, The Mad Poets Review, Poetry Motel, Philadelphia Poets, Beltway, The Fox Chase Review, and Apiary, among others. She recently won first place in the Hidden River poetry competition.
Poets is presented in Room 108 at Parkway Central on the first Monday of every month, except in January when it is on the 9th. It is moderated by Lamont Dixon.
The Free Library is pleased to present The Poets on the first of every month, October through April. Now in its 21st year, the Poets Reading Series showcases a variety of talented local and regional poets.
Readings are moderated by Lamont Dixon and take place from in Room 108 of the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street.
Copies of the featured poets books may be available for cash purchase after the reading.
Time permitting, at the end there may be a short open-mic session.
For additional information, please call the Free Library of Philadelphia's Literature Department at 215-686-5402.