Notable Philadelphia: 3/6–3/12

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Wednesday 3/7: Moonstone Poetry will present readings by Cole Bryson, Courtney Gambrell, and Melissa Rothman, followed by an open mic! Hosted by Sean Lynch. 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

Friday 3/9: The Fuze Philly Poetry Slam presents a competition between Team Fuze and a group of slam poets out of DC, Baltimore, and Virginia! Sign-ups for the open mic portion begin at 8 p.m.! The show will begin at 8:30 p.m. at 4522 Baltimore Avenue.

Saturday 3/10: The Wooden Shoe will host Philly poet ociele hawkins, who will read from her new collection From the Dust We Rose. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records. 

Sunday 3/11: The Random Name Poetry Series will present readings by local poets Kai Davis and Trapeta Mayson. Hosted by David Hancock. 7:30 p.m. at Dahlak Paradise.

Monday 3/12: Painted Bride Quarterly presents poetry readings by Eleanor Wilner, Margaree Little, Cynthia Dewi Oka, and Emari DiGiorgio. Hosted by Paul Siegell. 7:30 p.m. at Black Sheep Pub and Restaurant.

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Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Because I Come from a Lack of Knowledge” by Cynthia Dewi Oka (American Poetry Review, Vol. 46/No. 6). Enjoy!

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Amy Saul-Zerby is the author of two poetry collections, Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds (Be About It Press, 2017) and Deep Camouflage (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Rumpus, The Chicago Review of Books, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She is the editor of Voicemail Poems and Literary Philly. Find her on Twitter at @amyszzz. More from this author →