A POETRY READING WITH GREG DJANIKIAN
AT THE SWARTHMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY
On Thursday, April 7, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., in celebration of National
the Swarthmore Public Library and the Mad Poets Society will offer an
poetry featuring nationally acclaimed poet, Greg Djanikian, hosted by
The Swarthmore Public Library is located at 121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore,
His work explores, among other things, the private and public legacies of
history and culture, often through meditations on his own Armenian
childhood emigration to the United States. His poems can be sad, revealing
all at once; poet Stephen Dunn calls him “a gardener of the human spirit”
poems “replenish” while offering reader’s “a wonderful variety of tones.”
the winner of numerous awards including a fellowship from the National
for the Arts, the Eunice Tietjens prize, the Friends of Literature Award
magazine and the Anahid Literary Award from the Armenian Center of
The Swarthmore Public Library phone number is 610-543-0436 or go online at
Mad Poets events are graciously supported by PA Partners in the Arts, PA
on the Arts, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Five County Arts Fund.
Tuesday April 12 @ 6pm
Suppose An Eyes Live Poetry Reading @ Penn Bookstore- 3601 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.
PAT GREEN, GEORGE MCDERMOTT, JACOB RUSSELL, HELEN SEWELL JOHNSON AND LAURA SPAGNOLI
Free Library of Philadelphia on Sat, April 23
– 5:00 PM to experience a unique sampling of the greatest poetry on earth
most awesome poetry community under the sun ! (And it’s also
What a way to celebrate!) Don’t miss
SPECIAL GUESTS: Nathalie Anderson, Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno and Thomas
YOUNG POETS FEATURED AT REDWOOD COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE
On Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., the winners of the recent Young
will read their winning poems at the Redwood Community Playhouse on 6th
Upland, Delaware County. The recent contest was held throughout the
school and library system.
Thirty-six student poets, 1st through 12th grade, will be honored from
districts including Wallingford Swarthmore, Ridley, Haverford,
Tree Media and Interboro. The readings will begin promptly at 1:00 pm. The
second and third place winners will read their award winning poems.
Admission is free. Come out and support these talented, fine young poets!
on this special event, please contact Eileen D’Angelo at
are directions online at www.madpoetssociety.com
Several organizations sponsor this event including the Delaware County
Mad Poets Society, Delaware County Literacy Council, Rose Tree Optimists
Poets Society events are also graciously supported by PA Partners in the
Council on the Arts, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Five County