The next poetry reading at the Pen and Pencil Club will take place Sunday, March 26th at 8 p.m. and feature Hanoch Guy, Jim Brennan, and Jeffrey Ethan Lee.
After the featured poets, there will be an open mic hosted by Robert Zell.
Hanoch Guy Ph.D, Ed.D spent his childhood and youth in Israel He is a bilingual poet in Hebrew and English, and an emeritus professor of Jewish and Hebrew literature in Temple University. He has taught poetry and mentored at the Musehouse center, and has published his poetry in Genre Poetry Newsletter, Voices Israel, the International Journal of Genocide Studies, Poetry Motel, and Visions International, his work appearing in the US, England, Wales, and Israel. He has won awards from both Poetica and the Mad Poets Society. Hanoch is the author of: The Road to Timbuktu-Travel Poems, Terra Treblinka-Poems of the Holocaust, We Pass Each Other on the Stairs: 120 Imaginary and Real Encounters, andSirocco and Scorpions: Poems of Israel and Palestine. In his latest, A Hawk in Midflight, he reveals: “…some poems are dark. Most are filled with vivid imagery. It will definitely offer readers different genres of poetry created by the author. Some are whimsical others funny.” His website can be found at www.hanochguy-kaner.com.
Jim Brennan was a street corner vendor, carwash grunt, and a warehouseman before he turned eighteen and went to work on the Philadelphia waterfront. Today this blue-collar heritage filters into his work as author, poet and Cityscape editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal. Jim’s poetry has appeared in Rasputin, Poetry Inc., Philadelphia Poet, Moonstone Anthologies, and Haikuniverse. His fiction has shown up in such places as Prime Number Magazine, Everyday Fiction, Fringe, Salon.com and other print and online media outlets. Jim reads at the Philadelphia Poetry Festival, Moonstone Art Center, Manayunk Roxborough Art Center, the Green Line Café and Fergie’s Poetry Series, and is organizing “Poetry in the Park” on Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park. Jim is the author of the memoirTwenty-four Years to Boston.
Jeffrey Ethan Lee’s poetry books include invisible sister (MMM Press) and identity papers(Ghost Road Press), which was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. His first novel, The Autobiography of Somebody Else, was published by White Pine Press in 2016. He won the Seven Kitchen’s Press Editor’s Prize for towards euphoria and the Sow’s Ear Prize for The Sylf (poetry chapbook). He teaches in the Humanities at Temple University and Creative Writing at various places.