Poetry Reading w/ the Suppose An Eyes Poetry Workshop

Please join us for "Nostalgia: It Isn't What It Used To Be"
a POETRY READING by the members
of the Suppose An Eyes Poetry Workshop!
**Come by early (at 6:00 pm) to enjoy light refreshments & lively conversations with the group!**

Suppose An Eyes is a poetry workshop based at the Kelly Writers House of the University of Pennsylvania. It takes its name from a portrait in Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons. Suppose An Eyes has two main goals: to provide a supportive place for poets to share and improve their writing and to organize readings where poets can present their work to the public.

The group was founded in 1999 and is one of the longest running poetry groups in the Philadelphia area. We have read at bookstores, the Writers House, coffee houses, art galleries, and even cemeteries. Many of our members have published poems and books of poetry.

We have a diverse membership and welcome poets of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds. For more information, please visit http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/involved/groups/


VIRGINIA "GINNY" BADLER was born and raised mostly on Long Island. Wrote first poem at age 8. Has not yet written about snakes.

ROSS BENDER was born in the shadow of the Hindu Kush, the illegitimate son of a British Major in the Horse Guards and a Punjabi nursemaid. He received the Ph.D. in Love at Columbia University in the City of New York. Bender served in the Queen's African Rifles during the Mau Mau uprising and retired with the rank of Lieutenant. He resides in West Philadelphia, Guadeloupe, Vancouver, and the Maldive Islands, where his hobbies include dice, vice, crazy women and the Epistle to the Romans.

CAROLE BERNSTEIN’s poetry collection BURIED ALIVE: A TO-DO LIST just came out from Hanging Loose Press. Previous books include Familiar (Hanging Loose Press)—which J. D. McClatchy called “an exhilarating book”—and And Stepped Away From the Circle (chapbook, Sow’s Ear Press.) Her poems have appeared in magazines such as Antioch Review, Chelsea, Paterson Literary Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, and Yale Review, and in the anthologies American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon University Press) and Unsettling America (Viking). Carole is a Penn alum, C’81.

NAVNEET BHULLAR is a Penn Medicine physician and disability activist who spends part of the year in India running an NGO for adults with autism. She is still plucking greedily from the candy shop that is life and dabbles in writing and taking kids to the great outdoors to save the planet. She is exploring different genres to write in.

SHARON BLACK’s poetry appears in a variety of journals, including The South Carolina Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Mantis, Poet Lore, Mudfish, Rhino, GW Review, Verse Daily, and Painted Bride Quarterly. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize (2005, 2007), she is currently working on a play about the uses and gratifications of popular culture, especially fandom, in a post-religious America. She is the librarian at Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication and lives in Wallingford, PA with her husband and dog when they cannot otherwise be in the Adirondacks.

TOM D'EGIDIO is a native of West Philadelphia. Director-At-Large, New York Browning Society, nybrowning.org . 2019 Chapbook: "The Enigma of Arrival": (UNDERGROUNDBOOKS.ORG)

PAT GREEN is a poet living in Delaware County. She has been the leader of Suppose An Eyes poetry group for nearly 19 years. She is one of the poetry editors for Philadelphia Stories.

LUCIA HERMANN is a Miami-born, Cuba-raised, Philly-based artist and performer. She is constantly scribbling away in one of her notebooks. She can most likely be found in the nearest patch of green space.

VALERIE LOVELAND is a Poet and Software Developer who enjoys silent movies, video games, and audio poetry.

JONATHON TODD is a poet and musician, living in South Philadelphia. His work deals with observations mainly written between breaks, trying to find humanity outside of and within labor. His work has been featured in Philadelphia Stories, The Lower East Side Review, and Shakefist Magazine among others. His first chapbook Over/time is forthcoming from moonstone press. 

JANINE VAN PATTEN lives in West Philly and has poems published in the Mickle Street Review, Friend’s Journal and Camden County Women’s Collection.

DIANE WILDER is a college administrator and writer. She has read her work in Philadelphia, and has organized poetry readings as well. She recently completed her first collection of poems Field (not yet published) and is working on her second.  Originally from New England, she is a graduate of Swarthmore College, and is a former competitive ice skater.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Event address: 
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Buried Alive: A To-Do List Cover Image
ISBN: 9781934909607
Availability: Available to Ship
Published: Hanging Loose Press - June 10th, 2019