Monday Poets

The Free Library is pleased to present The Monday Poets on the first Monday of every month, October through April. Now in its 21st year, the Monday Poets Reading Series showcases a variety of talented local and regional poets. Readings are moderated by Lamont Dixon and take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Room 108 of the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street. Copies of the featured poets books may be available for cash purchase after the reading. Time permitting, at the end there may be a short open-mic session. For additional information, please call the Free Library of Philadelphia's Literature Department at 215-686-5402.

Upcoming Events

Showing 1 to 7 of 7

Filters On: Series: Monday Poets Reading Series

Monday Poets / Leonard Gontarek & Michele Belluomini

Mon, October 3, 2016 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

LEONARD GONTAREK & MICHELE BELLUOMINI Leonard Gontarek is the author of six books of poetry including Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket, Shiva (2016) and He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw My Needs (2013), both published by Hanging Loose Press, with work appearing in American Poetry Review,…

Adult Young Adult Author Events Monday Poets Reading Series Author Events Poetry Literature

Monday Poets / Alissa Quart & Catherine Staples

Mon, November 7, 2016 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

ALISSA QUART & CATHERINE STAPLES Alissa Quart is a poet, journalist, nonfiction author, and executive editor of the nonprofit Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Her recent first poetry book, Monetized, has been widely acclaimed for poems The New Yorker called "dense, playful,…

Adult Young Adult Author Events Monday Poets Reading Series Author Events Literature Poetry

Monday Poets / Yolanda Wisher & Alfred Encarnacion

Mon, December 5, 2016 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

YOLANDA WISHER & ALBERT ENCARNACION Yolanda Wisher is the current Philadelphia Poet Laureate. She is the author of Monk Eats an Afro (2014) and the co-editor of Peace is a Haiku Song. She is also a Pew Fellow. Her work is concerned with weaving together poetry and family history, and she…

Adult Young Adult Author Events Monday Poets Reading Series Author Events Literature Poetry

Monday Poets / Jeffrey Ethan Lee & Al Tacconelli

Mon, January 9, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

JEFFREY ETHAN LEE & AL TACCONELLI Jeffrey Ethan Lee’s first novel The Autobiography of Somebody Else (2016) was published by White Pine Press. Lee’s dramatic poetry book identity papers (Ghost Road Press, 2006) was a Colorado Book Award finalist and invisible sister (Many…

Adult Young Adult Author Events Monday Poets Reading Series Author Events Literature Poetry

Monday Poets / Janice A. Lowe & Dr. Herman Beavers

Mon, February 6, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

JANICE A. LOWE & DR. HERMAN BEAVERS Janice A. Lowe is a composer and poet. Her collection, Leaving CLE, poems of nomadic dispersal (Miami University Press, 2016) moves from Cleveland to New York City to Tuscaloosa’s "schoolhouse door" and back. A Jonathan Larson Dramatists…

Adult Young Adult Author Events Monday Poets Reading Series Author Events Literature Poetry

Monday Poets / Harriet Levin Millan & Jill Bialosky

Mon, March 6, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

HARRIET LEVIN MILLAN & JILL BIALOSKY Harriet Levin Millan’s debut novel, How Fast Can You Run, based on the life of Michael Majok Kuch, is a 2017 Charter for Compassion Global Read. She is also the author of the poetry books The Christmas Show, winner of the Barnard New Women Poets…

Adult Young Adult Author Events Monday Poets Reading Series Author Events Literature Poetry

Monday Poets / Lamont Dixon, Nina Schafer & Autumn McClintock

Mon, April 3, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

LAMONT DIXON, NINA SCHAFER & AUTUMN McCLINTOCK Lamont Dixon is a poet, teacher and performing artist. He has been published in African Voices, Phylaxis, New Poet’s Revolution, and Essence Magazine. He has received the Phylaxis Society’s Award and the John G. Lewis Medal. He is…

Adult Young Adult Author Events Monday Poets Reading Series Author Events Literature Poetry