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Philly Loves Poetry presents The Spiritual in Poetry with Leonard Gontarek

Moonstone Arts Presents Philly Loves Poetry, Leonard Gontarek April 6, 6:30 pm
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 6:30pm

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The Spiritual in Poetry with Leonard Gontarek

From Moonstone Art Center, " In many ways, writing poems and the reading of poems are spiritual acts. The poem resembles a prayer. It can be an invocation or a plea. Its origin is a sacred memory and its source, an illumination. Leonard Gontarek will discuss this through examples of his own poetry, in conversation with Charles Carr."


 Leonard Gontarek has authored seven books including Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket, Shiva. His poems have appeared in Field, Poet Lore, Verse Daily, Fence, Poetry Northwest, American Poetry Review, Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry, and The Best American Poetry. He coordinates Peace/Works, Poetry In Common, Philly Poetry Day. He hosts The Green Line Reading & Interview Series, he conducts the poetry workshop: Making Poems That Last. His poem, 37 Photos From The Bridge, selected by Alice Quinn, was a Poetry winner for the Big Bridges MotionPoems project and the basis for the award-winning film sponsored by the Weisman Art Museum.

Host: Charles S. Carr 

logo-Philly Loves Poetry Philly Loves Poetry Interview and Readings Series on PhillyCAM

There are over 50 organizations that promote poetry in the Philadelphia area. They represent every poetry form, ethnic background, age, gender, and community. This series consists of a panel of guest poets and artists discussing the opportunities which their group or organization provides for poets in Philly as well as the themes that influence them. The program is broadcast live on the first Tuesday of each month. The program is free and open to everyone.


Co-Produced by

PhillyCAM and Moonstone Poetry Center

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