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It’s Poetry Sunday again Aug. 13 at P&P

August 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| Free

Poetry@P&P will take place Sunday evening, August 13 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. It features Brendan “Wildcard” Zaleski and Lester Mobley followed by an open mic hosted by P&P Poetry boss Robert Zell.

Currently stationed at a graveyard somewhere on the Canadian border, Brendan Zaleskihas wandered to many places but his true heart lies in the city of Philadelphia which fostered not only his family but his love for the art of poetry. “Pens use my hands like a hospital uses heart-attacks”, is an apt description (as well as a line in the poem On Not Taking Things Too Seriously) of his ability to bring the written word to life on the page and on the stage. He hopes that his words can extend beyond mere ink and paper to reach the soul of the world, reminding it to “give its heartbeat a listen”.

And what is every breathy word but a tick of the heart? 

Lester Mobley is a poet/publisher who was born and raised on Long Island, not far from the birth place of Walt Whitman. Lived most his life in Philadelphia where he resides in Center City, just over a bridge not far from the final resting place of Walt Whitman, whose background is that of a blue-collar tradesman, as was Walt Whitman.

He writes short stories and poems of God, nature, love, jazz, and the socio-political aspects of humanity. His latest offering is called The Stand Pipe ConnectionHe is self-published by way of his Forty Leaf Press. He’s published a few other poets initial chapbooks, and plans to expand this production in the future.

He has been a featured reader throughout the Philadelphia region area and participates in open mics whenever the opportunity presents itself. Mobley is also a proud “core” member of the Dead Bards of Philadelphia.


August 13
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Pen & Pencil Club
1522 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, 19102 United States