Notable Philadelphia: 12/18–12/24


Tuesday 12/18: The Green Line Poetry Series will present readings by Raena Shirali, Steven Kleinman, Elizabeth Scanlon, and Alexander Coco! Hosted by Jen Anolik. 6 p.m. at Green Line on Locust.

The Dead Bards Poetry Series will present readings by Cynthia Jones and Catherine LaBella, followed by an open mic! 8 p.m. at Venice Island Performing Arts Recreation Center.

Pecola Breedlove and the Freedom Party will present an evening of poetry featuring Alyesha Wise and Defining Justice! Hosted by Jovan McKoy. 7 p.m. at APoetArtGallery.

Thursday 12/20: The Random Tea Room will host an evening of music and poetry featuring performances by Lindo Yes, Ma Ja Ka, Marshall James Kavanaugh, Pajent, Amber Renee, and Stephanie Wirth! 7 p.m. at The Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop.

Saturday 12/22: A-Space Community Center will host a celebration and marathon reading of Bernadette Mayer’s “Midwinter Day”! 2 p.m. at A-Space Community Center.


Philly Recommended Reading: Each week we’ll recommend work by a local writer featured in Notable. This week, it’s “Irregular Heartbeat” by Lindo Yes. 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 →