The Medford Arts Center at 18 North Main Street in the Center of Medford, New Jersey will present Dianne Sahms Guarnieri and G. Emil Reutter as the featured poets on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm.
Widely published, both Sahms Guarnieri and Reutter live and work in Philadelphia. Editors of The Fox Chase Review, an online literary magazine, they also host readings at The Ryerss Museum and have initiated The Poets at Pennypack
In addition to Sahms Guarnieri and Reutter’s presentation, Dr. Sharlene DeMartini will conduct a free mini poetry workshop that will begin the evening at 7 pm and an open MIC will conclude the event. An award will be given to the best open MIC presentation chosen by the audience. Light refreshments will be served. The MAC has been presenting poets and open Mics at the center for seven years inviting poets to come and listen as well as present their own original work. The event is free but donations are welcome.
Sahms Guarnieri, a Philadelphia Poet and Poetry Editor of The Fox Chase Review, also co-curates The Fox Chase Reading Series. Her first collection Images of Being was released in October of 2011. She was awarded a grant in poetry from the AEV Foundation in May of 2013 and currently serves as Poet in Residence at Ryerss Museum and Library in Philadelphia. . Sahms-Guarneri’s poetry has been published widely in the small and electronic press. You can visit her at http://dianesahmsguarnieri.wordpress.com/ and http://www.dianesahms-guarnieri.com/ On YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9oJuy6i2gw
Reutter lives and writes in the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia where he founded The Fox Chase Review and The Fox Chase Reading Series. Eight collections of his poetry and prose have been published by Stonegarden.net, Blazevox Books and Persistenica Press. His most recent collection, Carvings. was published in November 2010. You can visit him at http://gereutter.wordpress.com/ and www.gemilreutter-author.com on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYeH7ihUbKQ.
For more information on the poetry reading and other events at the MAC, visit www.medfordartscenter,org.