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 22nd 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.

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Monday Poets | Eugenia Leigh, Andrew Nurkin, and Nicole Steinberg

Mon, December 4, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Eugenia Leigh  is the author of  Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows (Four Way Books), winner of the 2015 Debut-litzer Prize in Poetry and finalist for both the National Poetry Series and the Yale Series of Younger Poets. The recipient of…

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Monday Poets Addendum: Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

Mon, December 11, 2017 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

The Parkway Central Library is thrilled to host a screening of the Sundance documentary Look & See : a cinematic portrait of farmer and writer Wendell Berry . The first documentary about Wendell Berry, Look & See captures the rolling hills and close-knit community of Berry's his home…

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Monday Poets | Philadelphia Poet Laureate

Mon, January 8, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. An evening of poetry from the 2018-19 Philadelphia Poet Laureate, to be announced in December 2017 , and Husnaa Hashim, the 2017-18 Youth Poet Laureate . Now housed at the Free Library, the Philadelphia Poet Laureate program celebrates poetry’s vital…

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Monday Poets | Yolanda Wisher & Lamont Dixon

Mon, February 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:30-8:30 p.m.   Yolanda Wisher is the Poet Laureate of Philadelphia. The author of Monk Eats an Afro , Wisher performs a unique blend of poetry and song with her band The Afroeaters. She is currently working on her second book of poems, a recording of original songs,…

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Monday Poets | Catherine Staples & Ernest Hilbert

Mon, March 5, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Catherine Staples is the author of The Rattling Window and Never a Note Forfeit . Her poems and reviews have appeared in Poetry , Kenyon Review, Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, and The Massachusetts Review . Honors include the McGovern Prize, a…

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Monday Poets | Olga Dugan & Amy Barone

Mon, April 9, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Room 108, 1st Floor, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Olga Dugan is a Cave Canem poet and Lindback Professor of English at Community College of Philadelphia. Her award-winning poems appear or are forthcoming in Typehouse Literary Magazine , Kweli , The Southern Quarterly , Pirene’s Fountain , Tipton Poetry…

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