Rosemary Petracca Cappello
Philadelphia Poets is an annual literary publication with roots going back to 1980. The publication is not exclusive to poets from this city but publishes the works of those from other areas as well. Original artwork is an important part of each issue. Four reviews of poetry books are also included. All poets published in Philadelphia Poets have opportunities to read at the programs organized and presented by the editor throughout the year, such as our long-established Ethnic Voices readings and our book launches in various sections of the city. Poets are also eligible for the two awards bestowed annually at presentation/readings, the John and Rose Petracca & Family Award and the Amy Tritsch Needle Award. We had the Petracca Presentation/Reading at the Fumo Family Library on March 15th, and on April 14th, we held the Amy Award event. Earlier, in January, there was one of our annual Ethnic Voices Readings, at the Manayunk/Roxborough Art Center. The 2011 issue of Philadelphia Poets, Volume 17, will be published during the spring.