Poet-tree En Motion
This ongoing seasonal event series features a variety of dance/movement/theater mediums, live electronic/acoustic music, vocalists & poetry/spoken-word presentations, circus/fire performances, community art creations VJ projections & open stage/open mics!
(Sign up begins @ 7pm SHARP)
Poet-tree en Motion Winter-Spring Performance Series
Featured acts include…
April 18th: Paying Homage to National Poetry Month
* Mel Brake - awarding-winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, The Philadelphia Bulletin, Westmoreland Times, The Swarthmorean, Delaware County Magazine, Entertainment News Express, and World Book and News. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink. He was interviewed or appeared on several broadcasters such as CNN, WURD-AM, WHAT-AM, WHYY-TV12, WCBD-TV 2, WLIU-FM, WPEB-FM, Nexus Radio, BSS Radio, and Umuvme-Gtownradio.com to discuss his views and opinions on family, life and home. Mel Brake is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. Recently, he appeared in a one-act play, “The Body Artist” at the Old Academy Players, a non-profit community theater located in the East Fall section of Philadelphia. His first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available on Amazon.com
* Rosemary Cappello -Poet & Editor of Philadelphia Poets, will read some of her latest material; Rosemary Cappello’s poetry has appeared in Voices in Italian Americana, Poet Lore, Iconoclast, Avanti Popolo, Sweet Lemons 2, Bloc Notes 59, and many others. She is the founder, editor, and publisher of the annual literary journal, Philadelphia Poets. Besides regularly giving readings of her work, she organizes Philadelphia Poets’ readings. The most recent of her seven chapbooks is San Paride.
* Elijah B.Pringle, III - Philadelphia based poet, editor & publisher
* Greg Sirfir - Local poet presenting his savvy comedic pieces of word-power for the people
Plus Resident Artist Gabrielle de Burke & the band…
* Plum Dragoness & the Elements - where lyrical performance poetry meets in a dance w/ the spoken word & the dynamic of live instrumentation (Elliott Levin, Jon Esposito, Larry Connelly & guest musician Anthony Curry)
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And next month...
May 16th: Fire Rite Celebration & Spring Fundraiser Festivities