Poetry in the Park

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” –  Plutarch

Philadelphia Poetry Day festivities planned for April 9th in Wissahickon Park was a whiteout – Spring, Philly style. So the poets reschedule an event they named Poetry in the Park held on May 14th in the Wissahickon on Forbidden Drive outside the historic Valley Green Inn.


Poets representing the Muse HouseManayunk-Roxborough Art Center and the Mad Poets Society read their original work in an open air reading as runners, cyclist, strollers and equestrians passed by. More than forty original poems were read, as well as work by other favorite poets.

Join local Philly poets next year for the Second Annual Poetry in the Park, tentatively planned for May 2017. More to come.



About Jim Brennan

Jim is a Philadelphia-based writer, author, poet and editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal.
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2 Responses to Poetry in the Park

  1. LB says:

    Lovely images and good info about the poetry reading. Love the idea of poetry in the park.
    You read yours, I assume?


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