Philadelphia Poets 2015, Launch Party


Dear Poets and Friends,

I’m happy to say that Philadelphia Poets’ 2015 issue, Volume 21, is now available. A celebratory Book Launch will take place on Wednesday, May 20th, when many poets featured in the issue will be present to participate in the reading and autograph the new issue.

Volume 21 contains 176 pages of the poetry of 54 poets, including a special section of Italian/American poets. The front cover features the work of Julian R. Fama, entitled “Self-portrait Collage: Reincarnated,” which ties in with the special section, as do two inside illustrations by John Costanza, noted artist and sculptor.



Date: Wednesday, May 20th

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Place: Fumo Family Library, Broad & Porter

For more information, see the attached flyer.



Date: Wednesday, June 10th

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Place: Fumo Family Library


Judge ML Polak has made her selections for the 9th Annual John and Rose Petracca and Family Award, and the winners will be announced soon. The votes for the 10th Annual Amy Tritsch Needle Award, selected by readers, will also soon be announced. The winning poems were in the 2014, Volume 20 issue of Philadelphia Poets. More about the June 10th reading after the winners have been notified.


Cost per issue is as follows: $20, $15 for senior citizens, and $10 for those whose work appears in the book (after they’ve received their complimentary copy). If mailing is necessary, add $4 postage and handling in the U.S.A.  Checks should be made payable to Rosemary Cappello.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Fumo on May 20th