Moonstone Poetry, 2/25: SCANLON, McQUAIN, JUEDS


Wed., Feb. 25, 2015 – 7:00-9:00 pm – Fergie’s Pub, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia. Moonstone Reading with Kasey Jueds, Kelly McQuain & Eizabeth Scanlon. Hosted by Suzan Jivan.

Elizabeth Scanlon is the Editor of The American Poetry Review. Her most recent chapbook is Odd Regard (ixnay press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in many magazines, including Boston Review, Colorado Review, and Ploughshares.

Kelly McQuain is the author of Velvet Rodeo, winner of Bloom Books’ poetry chapbook prize. He has twice held fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and his work has been published most recently in The Pinch, Painted Bride Quarterly and Kestrel as well as the anthologies Rabbit Ears: TV Poems, Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books, The Queer South and Best American Erotica. His criticism appears in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Good Men Project and A&U (Art & Understanding).

Kasey Jueds’ first book of poems, Keeper, won the 2012 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Prairie Schooner, Manhattan Review, Salamander, Crab Orchard Review, Women’s Review of Books, and 5AM; it has also been featured on Public Radio International’s “The Writer’s Almanac.” Jueds has been awarded residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Soapstone, and the Ucross Foundation. She has new work forthcoming in The American Poetry Review.


Photos from Philly Poetry Day

A big thanks to Leonard, Lillian, Joey, Elizabeth, Nancy H. and everybody else who had a hand in the first #PhillyPoetryDay. Here are some photos! #215Festival @AmPoetryReview @PhillyPoetryDay

From the Brickbat Books Reading… that would not dare be canceled!!  The first batchh of photos feature Chris McCreary, Kelly McQuain, Pattie McCarthy and Jenn McCreary.





This photo is from Charlie O’Hay:


Around 3 pm I moseyed over to the Sketch Club where I read with Wendy Fulton Steginsky, Juditha Dowd, and Helen Mirkil,  the ladies in these photos. The Sketch Club! What a beautiful spot! The walls had eyes thanks to the small oil portraits on display.