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

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Poetry with JUEDS, SCANLON & MCQUAIN
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). http://www.KellyMcQuain.wordpress.com

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.

Moonstone Poetry Holiday Party, Dec. 14th

Get into the holiday spirit with poetry! Moonstone is hosting a holiday potluck and reading to celebrate the release of their new anthology of poets who have read over the past year. I plan to read some holiday-themed work.

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Moonstone writes:
Book Launch and Holiday Party – Sunday December 14, 2014
The party will be at Brandywine Workshop (728 S. Broad Street) December 14, 2014 starting at 1PM.
· This will be a book release, mass reading party – similar to Poetry Ink but limited to poets who have been featured at Moonstone readings
· Holiday Party – Bring something good to eat to share
· This will be a terrific holiday gift for poetry lovers
· A terrific anthology for creative writing and poetry classes since most of the poets are from the Philadelphia area and they can be heard at readings around the city.

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For more about the Moonstone Reading Series, which happens each Wednesday in Philadelphia, contact here:
Moonstone Arts Center
110A S. 13th Street, Philadelphia PA 19107
http://www.moonstoneartscenter.org, 215-735-9600
larry [at] moonstoneartscenter.org

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Fergie’s Reading 1/22/14 will also feature music!

#TheDivers #Poetry #Moonstone
After our poetry reading Wednesday 1/22, The Divers will play at Fergie’s Pub.
http://www.diversband.com/index

For details on the reading, check out the last blog post or this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/210714715774206/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

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New poem in Painted Bride Quarterly

Fall is a good season for poems. I have the first of three upcoming ones in coming issues of Painted Bride Quarterly, out now at http://pbq.drexel.edu/pbq/archives/2895. Other recent poems have been featured online in Kin. A few others are coming soon in Mead, Paper Nautilus, Bloom and Blue Lyra Review. Time to get busy and send more out! I’ll be reading some of this new work Nov. 11 at Moonstone at 7 pm with a banjo player and poet James Arthur, whose credits include The New Yorker and APR. Details are at http://www.facebook.com/events/447574501947229/. Come if you can. Moonstone is closing soon, so come celebrate its impact on Philly with me.

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