Notable Philadelphia: 3/20–3/26


Wednesday 3/21: Moonstone Poetry presents readings by Jacob Russell, Paul Siegell, and Anne-Adele Wight, followed by an open mic! 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub.

Shy Watson is returning to Philadelphia to read from her new collection Cheap Yellow, alongside Prairie M. Faul, Zach Blackwood, Ash Strange, D. Ted Tarnovski, and Amy Saul-Zerby. 7 p.m. at Tattooed Mom.

Thursday 3/22: The final edition of the Oxford Coma series will feature readings by Kassidi Jones, Kevin Travers, Josh Bohnsack, Heather Dooley, Warren Longmire, and Savannah Cooper-Ramsey. The event will also include a musical performance by Terrence Walsh. Hosted by Angelo Colavita of Empty Set Press. 7 p.m. at Wooden Shoe Books and Records.

The Charmed Instruments series will present readings by Anna Maria Hong, Nabil Kashyap, and Kim Gek Lin Short! Hosted by Christy Davids and Sean Collins. 7:30 p.m. at L’Etage. 

Friday 3/23: Minnesotan slam poet and author of Our Numbered Days and The Future Neil Hilborn be coming through Philadelphia on his second book tour! 9 p.m. at World Café Live.

Saturday 3/24: Join Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera, along with Kourtney Fullard, Lorraine Rice, and Maleka Fruean, for “A Language of Philadelphia,” an evening of readings, art, and conversation. 7 p.m. at iMPeRFeCT Gallery.

Tiger Strikes Asteroid will host a reading featuring Caren Beilen, Jessica Alexander, and Jenn McCreary. Come listen and check out “Individual Gravities” in the gallery! 7 p.m. at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “El Animal Celeste e Imaginario” by Raquel Salas Rivera (Cosmonauts Avenue). 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 →