Upcoming, December 1, 2018

Tomorrow, December 2, I will attend the show Traveling Wares, a market where craftspeople sell their hand-crafted products, like jewelry and soaps, from 2-7:00 PM, at Dirty Frank’s on 13th and Pine streets in Philadelphia. There I will have for sale copies of my anthology, All Of The Above, and the two poetry volumes Mutterings and Out Of The Box.

On Monday, December 3, I will read my poetry at the open mic program Community Drafts, held at Lucky 13 Pub, 1820 South 13th Street in South Philadelphia, starting at 8:00 PM.  I will have my books for sale there also, and others will perform stand-up comedy and music.

On Wednesday, December 5, I will be at Tattooed Mom, 5th and South streets in Philadelphia, for the meeting of the progressive group Philly for Change.

A New Bookstore Is Born

Today I attended the grand opening of a new bookstore in South Philadelphia, A Novel Idea On Passyunk, located at 1726 E. Passyunk Avenue. It’s part of a movement back to small independent bookstores, locally owned and operated, away from the big box chains and Amazon and the other online systems. This is more personal, more neighborhood oriented.


Christina HR Schneider and Alexander Schneider, owners of the new store.


Patrons enjoying the new bookstore, which will hold author events and will feature local authors and publishers.


The outside of the store, at 1726 E Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia

Their e-mail is books@anovelideaphilly.com.



I have worked for the longest time with Larry Robin and his Moonstone Arts Center, which has been a wonderful forum for poets in the Philadelphia region.

Tomorrow, I shall join over a hundred of the region’s finest poets for Poetry Ink, a celebration of National Poetry Month. It will take place at 12 Noon at District 1199C AFSCME, on 13th and Locust streets. The poets will have copies of their volumes available for sale; please purchase the volumes and support them. The food will be potluck, so please bring something to share.

On Sunday, May 7, will be a reading of poems of protest and resistance, held at the Grass Plaza of Brandywine Workshop, 728 South Broad Street. There will be readings of poems on such themes as women’s issues,  war, immigration, and freedom. Book sales will start at 12 Noon, and the readings will start at 2:00 PM.

Poetry Ink 2017

I will be with other  fine Philadelphia area poets to participate in Poetry Ink, a celebration of National Poetry Month, to be held at Hospital Workers Union 1199C building, 1319 Locust Street, at 12:00 noon, on Sunday, April 30, 2017. There will be a potluck meal, so please bring something to share. YO will enjoy the company and the readings of some of the area’s best poets.

For further information, please contact http://www.moonstoneartscenter.org, e-mail larry@moonstoneartscenter.org.


I will be joining other poets at the Poets for Peace program, held at the Brandywine Workshop this Saturday, sponsored by the Moonstone Arts Center. Hope to see you there!