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Poetry Night returns July 23 with trio of published poets

July 23, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| Free

July’s Poetry@P&P reading will be held Sunday, July 23rd, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. It features Stu O’Connor, Anthony Palma, and Brooke Palma followed by an open mic hosted by Bob Zell.

Brooke Palma grew up in Philadelphia and moved to West Chester 10 years ago. A legal office manager by day and poet by night, she studied English and Italian with a concentration in Ceramics at Saint Joseph’s University. She has been published in The Mad Poet’s Review and has been reading her poems in and around the city. As the child of an immigrant, many of her poems focus on the connections between culture and identity and finding beauty in the everyday. In her free time, she enjoys reading and cooking.

Stu O’Connor is an educator, musician, and poet who has spent his life dedicated to the power of the word, the necessity of precision in language, and the human need for story as a method of transmitting culture, ideas, and understanding. He has been published in The Mad Poets Review, New Voices in American Poetry, and the Poetry Ink 20th Anniversary Anthology. He has an undergraduate degree from West Chester University, a Master’s degree from Gratz College, and teaches English in the West Chester Area School District. He has held an Advisory Board seat for West Chester University’s Writing Zones program and currently is an Advisory Board member for The Mad Poets Society, one of the Philadelphia Region’s largest poetry groups. He performs music on a regular basis with two bands and hosts a poetry series in West Chester called “Living on Luck” for The Mad Poets Society.

Anthony Palma teaches writing at Rowan University and Saint Joseph’s University. His poems have appeared in several places, including The Mad Poets’ Review, Harbinger Asylum, Italian Americana, and soon to appear in Whirlwind Magazine. He holds a degree in English from Saint Joe’s, and a Masters from Arcadia University. His poems attempt to capture the hardships, despair, and isolation of modern life while showing that at the end of it all, there is always hope for a better world. In addition to poetry, his creative interests include the blending of poetry with other genres, including performance, visual art, and music.


July 23, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Pen & Pencil Club
1522 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, 19102 United States