Six Poets of Philadelphia

Sunday, October 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm


The Manayunk Roxborough Art Center located at 419 Green Lane (rear) in Philadelphia is offering a special humanities program, “Six Poets of Philadelphia Poets: Joseph Cilluffo, Peter Krok, Andy Macera, Dave Moore, Nancy Parks and Kay Peters, on Sunday, October 8, from 3:00 to 5:30 PM. $5 Donation requested. Refreshments will be provided. Open Reading afterwards. Phone: 215-482-3363. 

Joseph Cilluffo has had over 100 poems published.  In addition to Philadelphia Poets, his poems have appeared in journals such as The Schuylkill Valley Journal, Apiary, and Philadelphia Stories. He was the Featured Poet for the Fall 2014 Edition of the SVJ, which nominated his poem, “Light,” for the Pushcart Prize. Joe's first book of poetry, Always in the Wrong Season, was recently published by Kelsay Books and is available on

Peter Krok is the Humanities director of the Manayunk Roxborough Art Center in Philadelphia where he has been coordinating literary programs since 1990. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Schuylkill Valley Journal (SVJ) Print and the SVJ Online at His poem, “10 PM at a Philadelphia Recreation Center,” was included in Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania. He is known as the “red brick poet” because of his connection with the city. His book, Looking For an Eye, was published by Foothills Press.

Andy Macera is the recipient of awards from Plainsongs, Mad Poets Review and Philadelphia Poets. His work has also appeared in Mudfish, Pearl, California Quarterly, Straight Forward, and other journals. His manuscript, The Museum of Happy Endings, was a finalist for The Joie De Vivre Book Award sponsored by The Mad Poets Society. A graduate of Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, he now lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Dave Moore is the afternoon DJ for New York's Star 99.1, South Jersey's LIFT FM, and often heard across the Delmarva Peninsula on 88.7’s The Bridge. His poetry has been featured in Philadelphia Poets, Frogpond, Ambrosia: Journal of Fine Haiku, Shamrock Haiku Journal, Prune Juice, and others. He lives in Bucks County, PA.

Nancy Parks is a fine artist, poet, gardener, and natural diverse cook with published recipes. She has presented her poems in center city Philadelphia venues, suburban areas, and several of her poems were aired in rotation on Philadelphia AM 1340. Her poems are expressions of her experiences with people, places, and things, which inspire her to write about the beauty and aliveness of thought, feeling, and language.

Kay Peters’ work has appeared in Philadelphia Poets, Apiary, Schuylkill Valley Journal, U.S. 1 Worksheets, and Philadelphia Stories.  She is a recipient of the Petracca Family Award and the Amy Tritsch Needle Award.  She is a registered nurse, a former oncology clinical nurse specialist who now practices as a parish nurse. She loves the city of Philadelphia but has lived in the burbs on both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey sides of the Delaware.

Rosemary Cappello is coordinating the event and she has been an activist on the poetry scene since 1974 Her poetry, as well as her essays and reviews of film and poetry have been widely published in places such as Poet Lore, Pearl, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Mad Poets Review, Ptolemy, Paper Air, and others. A water colorist, she recently was honored with a month-long solo exhibition at Philadelphia’s Legend Galleries. Editor of Philadelphia Poets.

For information about the program contact Rosemary at or Peter at  One can also contact the MRAC at 215-482-3363.