Authors - May 18 2018
Becker (Penance) was Bucks County,
Pennsylvania Poet Laureate, 2014, selected
by Kim Addonizio. Her published books:
Dread Islands by Kelsay Books in 2015,
Imperfect Matter by WordTech in 2013,
At the Well of Flowers by Virtual Artists'
Collective in 2011, and Foreign Bodies
by Carolina Wren Press in 2004. On September
27, 2014, Becker's poem, "A City
Girl Feeds Country Cows," was read
on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac.
Becker loves artistic collaborations and
Cohen (Whoseits and Watchamacallits)
hosts Poetry Aloud and Alive at Philadelphia's
Big Blue Marble Book Store. His articles
on sculpture appear in the Schuylkill
Valley Journal. His wry writing has appeared
in Mad Poets Review, Apiary Magazine,
Fox Chase Review, and other journals.
Mike has performed in venues including
Princeton's Café Improv, the Pen
and Pen Club, the Hedgerow Theatre, Fergie's
Pub, Harlem's Apollo Theater, and neither
least nor last, Philadelphia's Laurel
Delia (Road kill) has been writing
poetry for 41 years. He has read in many
bookstores, libraries and coffee houses.
He has read on WXPN. He has read at Cafe
Improv as part of the "Dueling Poets"
with Mike Cohen. Steve and Mike are currently
conducting interviews with poets which
can be viewed on youtube. Steve won first
prize at the 2015 Philadelphia Writers
Conference. He currently has a new chapbook
called "The Alphabet Concerto."
Greenblatt (Under the sink) is an
editor on the Schuylkill Valley Journal
and teaches a poetry course at Temple
University. His work-Twenty Years on Graysheep
Bay-is an experimental novel, half poetry
and half prose (Sunstone Press, 2017).
His newest book of poetry is Nocturnes
& Aubades (Parnilis Pub, 2018).
Isen (The Prison Visitation Room) recently
retired from a long career as a videographer.
He photographed, edited and produced documentaries,
feature stories, entertainment and comedy
pieces. He has also covered the often
sensationalist fodder of daily TV news.
Roy has won three Emmy Awards for his
work behind the lens. He is a member of
the Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio
in Havertown, PA.
Ethan Lee (Color schemes) Lee's novel:
The Autobiography of Somebody Else (White
Pine Press, 2016). His dramatic poem:
identity papers (Colorado Book Award finalist,
2006). identity papers (Drimala Records
CD, a 2006 Grammy Award nominee). His
poetry book: invisible sister (2004).
Color Schemes (2015 Moonstone's poetry
chapbook prize finalist). Towards Euphoria
(2012 co-winner of the Seven Kitchens
Press editor's poetry chapbook prize).
The Sylf (2003, Sow's Ear Poetry Chapbook
prize-winner.) Strangers in a Homeland
(Ashland Poetry Press chapbook, 2001).
McInerney (Invisible) loves to tell
stories as a writer and lawyer. She is
the Legal Director at the Education Law
Center, a non-profit legal organization
that advocates for educationally at-risk
children. A former stutterer, Maura loves
to do community theater and karaoke. She
is mom to two terrific adult kids.
L. Smith (Grace's Grip - for Collette
Suicer) is a percussionist, playwright,
director, producer and poet. She is leader
of two musical groups: Weez The Peeple
and Sistahs Laying Down Hands. Karen has
played with many groups and performing
artists and was lead percussionist for
the Mann Center for Performing Arts Artist
in Residence Program. Karen has written
several plays- most recently: Legacy the
play and Legacy II, and Where are the
Tubmans? Karen is currently the Program
Manager for the Philadelphia Jazz Project.