Notable Philadelphia: 8/7–8/13

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Friday 8/10: The Fuze Philly Poetry Slam presents a Philly vs. Jersey City slam. Come watch the Fuze team battle in preparation for the National Poetry Slam. 8:30 p.m. at 4522 Baltimore Ave.

Saturday 8/11: We (Too) Are Philly presents “Whose Parks? Our Parks!,” the closing reading of their summer festival. Readers will include Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Cynthia Dewi Oka, Ana Portnoy, Raquel Salas Rivera, Kirwyn Sutherland, Ashley Davis, Raena Shirali, and featured poet Yolanda Wisher. 7 p.m. at Norris Square.

Monday 8/13: Poems Night returns for its twenty-eighth monthly installment at Little Berlin gallery in Kensington. Featured readers to be announced, open mic to follow. Bring some words to read! 7 p.m. at Little Berlin.

Painted Bride Quarterly will present an evening of poetry featuring readings by Amber Renee, John Wall Barger, Jonathan Todd, and Cris Iacoponi. 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 “Taunts to the Klan” by Kirwyn Sutherland (Voicemail Poems, 2018). 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 →