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 a Philadelphia-based poet. She is Editor-in-Chief of Voicemail Poems, Communications Manager at Apiary Magazine, and a contributing writer at Fields Magazine. Her first collection Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds was published by Be About It Press in 2017. More from this author →