Annual poetry reading at Fumo set for Aug. 15


The showcase features local award-winning poets.

On Wednesday, Aug. 15, “Philadelphia Poets: Annual Presentation and Reading” will be held at 6 p.m. at Fumo Family Library.

The evening will feature a host of poets, including winners of the 12th Annual Amy award — 2016 issue, such as Saul Zachary for “Bedlam in Heaven,” Hanoch Guy for “Donkey’s Dung” and Amy Barone for “Lessons Learned from Moths.”

Artists also include winners of the 11th Annual John and Rose Petracca and Family Award — 2017 issue, including as Elliott Levin for “. . .like when we were young,” Norma West Linder for “Lovely Limelight” and Dennis Saleh for “Array.”

Petracca Awards will be presented by Rosemary Petracca Cappello.

Francesca Costanzo and Emiliano Martin will read for winning poets who cannot attend.

Special guest poet includes Aschak performing with Elliott Levin.