Framing Strawberry Mansion — April 20 to June 23, 2024

Historic Strawberry Mansion and the Committee of 1926 are pleased to announce a new special exhibit, opening April 20. “Framing Strawberry Mansion: A Philadelphia Landmark Through Artists’ Eyes, 1842-2024” aims to compile an overview of artistic depictions of the mansion featuring both new works and pieces pulled from the HSM archives. These depictions provide a lens through which to explore the evolution of aesthetic trends over the last two centuries of the mansion’s existence; the visible changes to the mansion itself; and the overlap between women’s artistic production and social organizing in Philadelphia history.


Framing Strawberry Mansion: A Philadelphia Landmark Through Artists’ Eyes, 1842-2024

On view from April 20 until June 23. Access to this exhibit is included with standard admission to the mansion. More Info→


Historic Strawberry Mansion

215-228-8364 
strawberrymansion@me.com 
2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19132


Hours

Walk-in tours: The mansion is open for walk-in tours Thursday through Sunday. Tours depart at: 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM. No reservations necessary for parties of fewer that 10 people. Forms of payment accepted include cash, check, and PayPal.

Other tours: If you wish to schedule a tour outside of walk in hours, or reserve a tour for a group of 10 or more guests, call or email for scheduling.


Closed on some holidays (check calendar for details) and during emergency weather conditions. Free parking!

To schedule a tour or private event, please call 215-228-8364.


Souls Shot Portrait Project at Beth Am Israel — March 26 to May 1, 2024

Featuring 2024 Souls Shot Portrait Project participants Cathleen Cohen — a poet, painter and teacher and Patricia A. Griffin, MHS, Ed.D — a mother, therapist and Violence Prevention Facilitator with Mothers in Charge.

Souls Shot Portrait Project Exhibition

Beth Am Israel Gallery: March 26, 2024 – May 1, 2024

Program & Reception: April 4, 2024, 7:00 PM ET


Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9 AM - 5 PM ET, Friday 9 AM - 3 PM ET. Sunday and Monday by appointment only. *Gallery will be closed April 22 - 24 and April 29 - 30.


More Info→


Beth Am Israel

1301 Hagys Ford Road
Penn Valley, PA, 19072
Phone: 610-667-1651

Email: office@bethamisrael.org


Presented by Beth Am Israel and Souls Shot Portrait Project


Moonstone Chapbook Contest Reading – Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET

Chapbook Contest Reading with Guy D’Annolfo, Sheleen McElhinney, Cathleen Cohen, John DiMenna, Tyler Dunston, Alexandra McIntosh, Phillip Sterling, and Lyndsey Kelly Weiner


Tuesday, April 30, 2024

7:00 PM ET
Registration Required (Zoom)


Register→


First Prize | Guy D’Annolfo- Late Winter & Early Spring in the Arboretum

Guy D’Annolfo (M.A.), after writing four novels and countless poems, started reading evolutionary biology to keep up with his son’s interest in natural history; mixing in loads of Eastern poetry & thought he found a distinct voice and is now looking to share his poetry with a wider audience. Guy’s had poems published by the Cape Cod Times, and now Chestnut Review, and expects to keep submitting until the list grows.



Runner-Up | Sheleen McElhinney - What Gets Left Behind

Sheleen McElhinney is the author of Every Little Vanishing, the winner of the 2021 Write Bloody Publishing book award. Her work has also appeared or is forthcoming in Lily Poetry Review, Bayou Magazine, Slant, Free State Review, and elsewhere. She currently teaches Poetry to adults in recovery from substance abuse. She lives in Bucks County, Pa, where she was born and raised.


Chapbook Contest Finalists

Left to right: Cathleen Cohen, John DiMenna, Tyler Dunston, Alexandra McIntosh, Phillip Sterling, Lyndsey Kelly Weiner

Cathleen Cohen, author of Murmuration, was the 2019 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, PA. A painter and teacher, she founded the We the Poets program at ArtWell, an arts education non-profit in Philadelphia. Her writing appears in journals, anthologies and three collections of poetry. Her paintings are on view at Cerulean Arts Gallery (ceruleanarts.com) and online at cathleencohenart.com.


John DiMenna, author of A Different Kind of Hell, has written a hybrid form of memoir, In Search of Myself and is currently writing a long-form memoir titled White Collar Elege. Selections from the above have been published in Minutes Before Six, Rain Shadow Review, Unbroken, Evening Street Press and Electric Literature. He resides on the east coast of Florida with his wife of fifty-two years and writes full-time.


Tyler Dunston, author of Octaves, criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Treblezine, and elsewhere, and his poems have appeared in Red Wheelbarrow, Nimrod International, and other journals. He received his MFA in poetry from Boston University and is currently a PhD student in English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Alexandra McIntosh, author of Pet Sounds and also author of Bowlfuls of Blue writes in Kentucky, her favorite place on Earth. She explores memory, both personal and communal, and its connection to the natural world. She is currently teaching college English and working on her next book: a memoir about family stories and the mental landscapes they inhabit. Her debut book of poetry, Bowlfuls of Blue, was published by Assure Press in 2021.


Phillip Sterling, author of The Other December is also the author of Amateur Husbandry, In Which Brief Stories Are Told, and eight collections of poetry: Local Congregation: Poems Uncollected 1985-2015, Short on Days, And Then Snow, And for All This: Poems from Isle Royale, Abeyance, Quatrains, Significant Others, and Mutual Shores.


Lyndsey Kelly Weiner, author of Occupy Frogs, is a graduate of Stonecoast MFA and teaches writing at Syracuse University. She blogs at haikuveg.com.


Contest Judge

Lynn Levin, 2023 contest judge, is a poet, writer and teaches writing at Drexel University. She is the author of nine books, most recently House Parties. Novelist Megan Angelo calls Lynn Levin, “my favorite kind of writer—honest, specific, real, funny, but never cynical.” Levin’s poems, short stories, and essays appear widely. “I had the privilege of reading many high-quality manuscripts for the Moonstone Chapbook Contest 2023. I regarded judging this contest as a sacred task. The entries ranged from the wild and wooly to the formal and precise, and it was clear that the poets were well read in poetry, played close attention to craft, and put their hearts into their poems. Bravo to all who submitted to the contest.”


Hosted by Moonstone Arts Center


Ekphrastic Poetry at Gallery Saint Asaph – December 8 to January 7, 2024

Ekphrastic Poetry

Poems written about Art

Christina E. Johnson, Quilting

Cathleen Cohen, Watercolors


December 8, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Opening Reception: Friday, December 8, 2023, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM


Gallery Saint Asaph

27 Conshohocken State Road

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


Gallery Hours 

M-F, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM or by appointment

610-664-0966

art@saintasaphs.org


Main Line School Night: Jump Into Poetry – October 4 to November 1, 2023

Jump into Poetry

Join us to enjoy the pleasures of reading and writing poems. Whether you are a first-time poet or have a writing practice, this class offers the chance to learn more. With mutual support, we will explore the work of different poets and experiment with a few techniques. This is a chance to express your individual styles and interests, to listen to your inner voices. Taught by Montgomery County's 2019 Poet Laureate Cathleen Cohen.


Dates: October 4 - November 1, 2023

Meets: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sessions: 5
Course Fee: $85.00


More Info/Register→


Main Line School Night

260 Gulph Creek Road
Radnor, PA 19087

610.687.0460
info@mainlineschoolnight.org


Cerulean Arts’ 11th Annual Juried Exhibition June 21 – July 23, 2023

Cerulean Arts' 11th Annual Juried Exhibition June 21 – July 23, 2023

In-Person Reception: Saturday, June 24, 2023, 2 – 5 PM


Featuring Artists: Bianca Bernier · Kenneth Blahut · Cathleen Cohen · Virginia Conover · Kathy Davis · Jennifer Domal · Tracy Finn · Sarah Granett · Gary Grissom · Nicholas Harris · Melissa Husted-Sherman · Jane Jacobson · Sandra Koberlein · Marlis Kraft · Andie Olson · Catherine Passante · Paul Plumadore · Fidelina Potosnak · Elayne Prince · Kyle Ramseur · James Rapone · Robert Reinhardt · Sherry Rossini · Sheryl Southwick · Judy Terrivel · David Tothero · Janine Dunn Wade · Cindy Winnick · Lauren Yandell · Robert Zurer


Exhibition Jurors: Bill Perthes, The Bernard C. Watson Director of Adult Education at the Barnes Foundation


More Info/View Artist Submissions→

View Cerulean Arts Cathleen Cohen Collection


Cerulean Arts Gallery Hours:

Wednesday - Friday 10 AM - 6 PM

Saturday & Sunday 12 PM - 6 PM


1355 Ridge Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19123
267-514-8647



Tongues Shaped Like Hearts: Experimenting with Poetry and Visual Art – June 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2023

“Pray in the tongues / that are shaped like harps”

—From “Versöhnung” (Reconciliation), by Else Lasker-Schüler


Tongues Shaped Like Harps: Experimenting with Poetry and Visual Art – Zoom

Recurring Event

June 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2023 

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET

$180


More Info/Tickets→


Poetry and visual art have a long history of inspiring each other. The German-Jewish poet Else Lasker-Schüler, quoted above, was influenced by Franz Marc and other Expressionist painters, and her work, in turn, influenced other artists. In this immersion, we’ll look at connections between a variety of Jewish poets and artists, like Marc Chagall and Alexander Mazin, and John O’Hara and Mike Goldberg. We’ll also look at creatives who work across different media, like Jean Arp, Tristan Tzara, Marcia Falk, and Maya Pindyck. These works will inspire our own experiments in writing ekphrastic poetry (poetry that responds to other art forms). We will also deepen our writing through simple exercises in drawing, watercolor painting, and collage. By playing with different media, we will see how writing and art can open up new avenues of creativity in conversation with each other. All are welcome, regardless of experience in writing poetry or artmaking.


Hosted by Ritualwell


Cerulean Arts Collective Members' Exhibitions May 10 – June 4, 2023

Cerulean Arts Collective Members' Exhibitions May 10 – June 4, 2023

Featuring: Cathleen Cohen, Susan K. D'Alessio, Ginny Perry, Mary Powers-Holt and Ian Wagner


In-Person Reception: Saturday, May 13, 2023, 2 – 5 PM


Virtual Artists' Tour and Talk: Wednesday, May 24 at 6 PM Zoom Registration→



Cerulean Arts Gallery Hours:

Wednesday - Friday 10 AM - 6 PM

Saturday & Sunday 12 PM - 6 PM


1355 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
267-514-8647



Let The Record Show (Reception) — Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET

Let The Record Show - Reception

Thursday, April 20, 2023

6:00 PM ET - 8:00 PM ET

The Yard Philadelphia 21 S 11th St Philadelphia, PA 19107


More Info/Free Tickets→


Join us at The Yard on April 20, from 6 - 8 PM, for the public reception of InLiquid's latest satellite exhibition, Let the Record Show.


From March 25 - July 20, 2023, InLiquid is proud to present Let the Record Show, highlighting the work of 4 artists across various disciplines. Learn more about the show HERE.


Let The Record Show what we saw, what we saved, what we found important. Let The Record Show that we were here. Records can come in all shapes and sizes, from renowned places like the Library of Congress, to our personal archives of mementos and memories accumulated over time. These can reveal patterns, allow for reflection, or serve as bittersweet reminders of days past. In Let The Record Show, through unique processes artists Cathleen Cohen, Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Donna Quinn, and Candace Karch reflect on what we as humans choose to commemorate.


Hosted by InLiquid


Moonstone Arts Center Virtual Poetry Reading — Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET

Moonstone Arts Center Virtual Poetry Reading

Thursday, March 30, 2023

7:00 PM ET
Registration Required (Zoom)


Register→


About the Poets

Betti E. Kahn, a Pushcart Prize Nominee, is a recipient of both the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts and CBE grant, (the latter, Pew Trust Funded) among other awards. Her poems have appeared in Harrisburg Review, Philadelphia Poets, Bridges a Jewish Feminist Journal, Philadelphia Stories, Mad Poets Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, and Tupelo Press Online Poetry Project and many other journals.


Cathleen Cohen was the 2019 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, PA. Her poems appear in journals such as: Apiary, Baltimore Review, Bindweed, Cagibi, East Coast Ink, 6ix, North of Oxford, One Art Journal, Passager, Philadelphia Stories, Poetica, Rockvale Review and Rogue Agent. Her books are Camera Obscura (Moonstone Press, 2017), Etching the Ghost (Atmosphere Press, 2021) and Sparks and Disperses (Cornerstone Press, 2021). Her paintings are on view at Cerulean Arts Gallery (www.ceruleanarts.com) and www.cathleencohenart.com

Hiram Larew's poems have appeared recently in Poetry South, Iowa Review, The Short of It, San Antonio Review and Honest Ulsterman. His most recent collection, Patchy Ways, was released in 2023 from CyberWit Press. And, he founded Poetry X Hunger as well as The Voices of Woodlawn. www.HiramLarewPoetry.com and www.PoetryXHunger.com


Open Reading Follows


Hosted by Moonstone Arts Center


Conversations in Art with Cathleen Cohen (Online) — Fridays, February 10-24, 2023

Join this online workshop series on ekphrasis – responding to art through spontaneous writing. Learn some quick techniques to deepen your connection to artworks on view at Cerulean Arts Gallery, as well as your own artwork. We’ll explore and share observations, questions and personal meaning, following this time-honored practice. This workshop will take place online, live via Zoom.


3 weeks, Fridays, February 10 – 24

12 PM – 1 PM ET

$50  

Register by: February 3

**Sign-up with a friend and receive a 10% discount! Use the promo code F23Class8 at checkout


More Info/Register→


Hosted by Cerulean Arts

Souls Shot Portrait Project at Beth Am Israel — on view through January 31, 2023

Returning to Beth Am Israel featuring portraits created by artists who were paired with families and friends of victims of gun violence.

He Shows You He Loves You Before He Tells You, Portrait of Kaylin Johnson by Cathleen Cohen

The exhibition will open for visitors beginning Monday, December 19 during normal business hours (9:00am until 5:00pm Monday through Thursday; 9:00am until 3:00pm on Fridays) or by appointment.


Beth Am Israel

1301 Hagys Ford Road
Penn Valley, PA, 19072
Phone: 610-667-1651

Email: office@bethamisrael.org


More Info→


Presented by Beth Am Israel and Souls Shot Portrait Project


Healing Verse Poetry Line — Week of December 26, 2022

My Grandchild and I Dream on the Couch by Cathleen Cohen

Healing Verse Poetry Line 1-855-POEMRX2 (1-855-763-6792)


Instagram: @philadelphiacontemporary

Twitter: @phlcontemporary

Facebook: @philacontemporary


Painting and Poetry Course (Online) w/ Cathleen Cohen — November 29, 2022 to December 20, 2022

Penn Studio School of Art Fall Online Classes & Workshops 2022 | Painting and Poetry Course (Online) w/ Cathleen Cohen

Course Description:

Do you jot down ideas while painting … only to leave them in your journal? Or put off writing an artist statement until the last minute? Do you search for titles for your work? Even if you’ve never written a poem before, this class will expand your artmaking process...


November 29 to December 20 (Tuesdays), 10 AM to 1 PM, EST

$225.00


More Info/Register→


Hosted by Penn Studio School of Art


Women — Burning Bright Podcast S.3 E.2

Presented by Passager. Burning Bright Podcast hosted by Jon Shorr.

Four poems about women, featuring Laurie Barton, Cathleen Cohen, Dianne Woods Ashley and Laura Secord.


Burning Bright is a weekly podcast, presenting poetry and prose by writers over 50. Hosted by Jon Shorr.


Sisters in the Name of Poetry — QLPOR Podcast S.5 E.205

Presented by Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio

Noted poets Alyson Shore Adler, Kathy Barham, Cathleen Cohen, and Christina E. Johnson read poems that touch on topics such as the "now," social concerns, the power of nature, influences, and mortality. They also share poetry focusing on life's "lighter" side since resilience is also important. To read the poets' bios


If you would like to be a guest on QL: POR, please contact the host, Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram, at maingram@gmx.com. You can also visit the website at qlpor.com to learn more about the podcast.


Where Art Meets the Line (Take 2) — Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET

Hear from poets who integrate poetry with arts, who write poems inspired by the own art, who create art inspired by their own poetry, or who use the same energy to create poetry and art. Cathleen Cohen, Carole Falk, Alexandra "Zan" Delaine Hailey (presented by Cathy Hailey), Luisa A. Igloria, Terry Cox Joseph, and Jenna Veazey will share and discuss their work.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

7 PM – 8:30 PM on Zoom


Email Cathy Hailey, Vice President of PSV's Norther Region, at haileycp@gmail.com for link and to sign up for the open mic featuring poetry connected to the arts.


Sponsored by The Poetry Society of Virginia's Northern Region


Artists Honoring Victims of Gun Violence — The Souls Shot Portrait Project April 28, 2022 – July 15, 2022

He Shows You He Loves You Before He Tells You, Portrait of Kaylin Johnson by Cathleen Cohen

The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) presents Artists Honoring Victims of Gun Violence – The Souls Shot Portrait Project, a multi-media exhibition organized by The Souls Shot Portrait Project (SSPP), an effort linking artists with victim’s families to create portraits that memorialize the lives lost and tragically altered due to gun violence. The exhibit features 36 portraits by 28 artists from the Philadelphia region, and is presented on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Floors of City Hall. Visitors are asked to sign in at the Northeast corner entrance.


April 28, 2022 - July 15, 2022 

Philadelphia City Hall

2nd, 3rd, and 4th Floors


More Info→


Presented by OACCE and The Souls Shot Portrait Project


Poetry: Caring for Self and Community with Cathleen Cohen — Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET

During these pandemic years, many of us have had a steady diet of worry and isolation amid a concern for ourselves and loved ones, for safety and justice in the world. Deeply observing our daily moments and listening within can give rise to moving and authentic poetry. Together we will experiment in this workshop with writing activities that can help sustain us and strengthen connections. By noting the sacred in daily moments, we can move to write about hopes and concerns for the world. We will build community in a safe environment.


Please join us in this workshop, whether you have a regular writing practice or never wrote a poem before! We will find inspiration in reading others’ poetry and writing our own.


Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:00 AM ET

$50.00 – Program Price, includes lunch




Painting and Poetry with Cathleen Cohen — Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET


Do you jot down writings as you paint? Or maybe you have an ongoing writing practice. Join poet and artist Cathleen Cohen and explore the link between painting and poetry. Deepen and expand your creative process even if you've never written a poem before! Make your artist statement more engaging! Draw and paint with watercolor and write in response to helpful prompts in a supportive environment. Examine how artists like Jean Arp, Kenneth Patchen and Wassily Kandinsky linked the written word and visual art. All levels welcome. view/download materials list


Note: this workshop will be held outside in the Cerulean Arts private parking lot, under a tent. Masks will be required. 


Saturday, April 23, 10:00 AM ET (Rain date: Sunday, April 24)

Painting and Poetry with Cathleen Cohen (In-Person/Outdoors) $80



Hosted by Cerulean Arts

Cerulean Arts Collective April 6, 2022 – May 1, 2022

Featuring Exhibitions by Collective Members:

Cathleen Cohen, Pia De Girolamo, Fran Lightman Gibson, Carol Taylor-Kearney & Denise Sedor

Reception: Saturday, April 9, 2022 2 – 5 PM


Virtual Artists' Tour and Talk: Wednesday, April 20 at 6 PM Zoom Registration→



Gallery Hours:

Wednesday - Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm.
(Closed Monday & Tuesday)


Cerulean Arts Gallery
1355 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
267-514-8647

New Poems with Cathleen Cohen & Faith Paulsen — Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 7:00 PM EST

Celebrate new poetry collections from Cathleen Cohen and Faith Paulsen. Cathleen's "Sparks and Disperses," came out in December. Faith's "Cyanometer," with a cover designed by Cathleen, also came out last fall. Both explore life through fragments and kaleidoscopes, a breaking apart and exploration of language, experience, and meaning. The event will be online with registration (free) required through Eventbrite. 


Hosted by Main Point Books


Painting and Poetry with Cathleen Cohen (ONLINE) — Saturday and Sunday, January 29 & 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET


Do you jot down writings as you paint? Or maybe you have a ongoing writing practice. Join poet and artist Cathleen Cohen in this live Zoom workshop and explore the link between painting and poetry. Deepen and expand your creative process, even if you've never written a poem before! Paint and write in response to helpful prompts in a supportive environment. Examine how artists like Jean Arp, Kenneth Patchen and Wassily Kandinsky linked the written word and visual art. Some experience with drawing and painting recommended.


Painting and Poetry with Cathleen Cohen (ONLINE) $95

Registration Deadline: January 23, 2022



Hosted by Cerulean Arts 


Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Proudly Presents Cathleen Cohen — Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET


Join host Michael Anthony Ingram for an interview with Sparks and Disperses author Cathleen Cohen. 


Listen to it live/replay→


Cathleen Cohen was the 2019 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, PA. A painter and teacher, she founded the We the Poets program at ArtWell, an arts education non-profit in Philadelphia (theartwell.org). Her poems appear in journals such as Apiary, Baltimore Review, Cagibi, East Coast Ink, 6ix, North of Oxford, One Art, Passager, Philadelphia Stories, Rockvale Review and Rogue Agent. Camera Obscura (chapbook, Moonstone Press), appeared in 2017 and Etching the Ghost (Atmosphere Press), 2021. She received the Interfaith Relations Award from the Montgomery County PA Human Rights Commission and the Public Service Award from the National Association of Poetry Therapy. Her paintings are on view at Cerulean Arts Gallery (ceruleanarts.com).


Hosted by Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio


Official Poetry Book Launch for "Sparks and Disperses" by Cathleen Cohen, "Broken on The Wheel" by Barbara Costas-Biggs, and "Careful Cartography" by Devon Bohm — Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM CT

Cornerstone Press 2021

This free virtual event will be hosted by select Cornerstone Press staff members and feature all three authors. There will be three separate readings by each author of their poetry collection. The readings will be followed by a questions/answer section where each author will be asked questions about their poetry, their writing processes, and their experience with Cornerstone Press. This launch will take the form of a Zoom Webinar and will be held Thursday, November 18th, at 6 PM CST.


Register and/or submit author questions here, a link will be sent out via email to join the webinar before the launch.


Hosted by Cornerstone Press


Gathering Sparks: A Poetry Reading with Cathleen Cohen & Hila Ratzabi — Monday, November 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET

Gathering Sparks: A Poetry Reading with Cathleen Cohen & Hila Ratzabi

This virtual event is free and open to all. To register, click here.


Join Ritualwell to celebrate the release of Cathleen Cohen’s new book of poetry, Sparks and Disperses. This book explores issues of fracture, healing, and creation; the challenges of poverty, isolation, and the pandemic; and how we can find meaning and joy through artmaking. She will be joined by poet Hila Ratzabi. After the reading, they will have a conversation on the artistic process, a Q&A, and an interactive writing prompt for attendees.


Cathleen Cohen was the 2019 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. A painter and teacher, she founded the We the Poets program at ArtWell, an arts education nonprofit in Philadelphia (theartwell.org). Camera Obscura (chapbook, Moonstone Press), appeared in 2017, and Etching the Ghost (Atmosphere Press), was published in 2021.


Hila Ratzabi’s poetry has been published in Narrative, Linebreak, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Adroit Journal, The Normal School, and other journals, and in The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry and Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology. She is the former editor-in-chief and poetry editor of Storyscape and holds an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the Director of Virtual Content & Programs at Ritualwell.org, and lives in Oak Park, Illinois, with her husband and two children.


Hosted by Ritualwell


Virtual Poetry Reading featuring Charles Carr, Cathleen Cohen and Faith Paulsen — Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET

Virtual Poetry Reading with Charles Carr, Cathleen Cohen and Faith Paulsen

Join with Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84308329737?pwd=RjJUdCtJVXRySjlvMHdXakJRRzVmUT09

Meeting ID: 843 0832 9737 – Passcode: 678146


Charles Carr is author of paradise, pennsylvania, and Haitian Mudpies & Other Poems (Moonstone Arts 2012). A Philadelphian, he was educated at LaSalle and Bryn Mawr College and worked in social and community development services for 45 years. Charles has been active in raising funds for various missions and organizations serving the poorest of the poor In Haiti. In 2007, Charles was The Mad Poets Review First Prize Winner for his poem “Waiting To Come North.” For five years Charles was the host of the Moonstone Poetry series at Fergie’s Pub. Since 2016 he has been the host of Philly Loves Poetry a monthly broadcast on Philly Cam. He has read poems in the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin Ireland as part of international 100,000 Poets For Peace.


Cathleen Cohen, author of Camera Obscura (Moonstone Press, 2017) and Etching the Ghost (forthcoming). She was the 2019 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, PA. A painter and teacher, she founded the We the Poets program at ArtWell, an arts education non-profit in Philadelphia. Her poems appear in Apiary, Baltimore Review, Cagibi, East Coast Ink, 6ix, North of Oxford, Passager, Philadelphia Stories, Rockvale Review, Rogue Agent, She received the Interfaith Relations Award from the Montgomery County PA Human Rights Commission and the Public Service Award from National Association of Poetry Therapy. Her artwork is on view at Cerulean Arts Gallery.


Faith Paulsen is author of A Color Called Harvest, We Marry, We Bury, We Sing or We Weep (runner-up in Moonstone’s 2020 chapbook contest), and forthcoming, Cyanometer. Her poetry and prose have appeared in many venues including One Art, Ghost City Press, Seaborne, Book of Matches, Thimble Literary Magazine, Evansville Review, Mantis, Psaltery and Lyre, and Terra Preta. Her work has also been anthologized in collections such as 50/50: Poems & Translations by Womxn over 50 (QuillsEdge). She has been nominated for a Pushcart. For more information, please check her website at https://www.faithpaulsenpoet.com/.


Hosted by Moonstone Arts Center


Virtual Reading featuring Kathy Barham and Cathleen Cohen — November 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET

Mad Poets 1st Wednesdays - Barham and Cohen on 11/3

An open mic will follow. Hosted by Sibelan Forrester.


To register for this Zoom event, click HERE.


Katherine Barham received an MFA from Warren Wilson Program for Writers, and her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Drunken Boat, Spillway, Mad Poets Review, Hubbub, North of Oxford (January, 2021). Katherine’s chapbook, From the Familiar, was published by Moonstone Press in 2015, and her book How It Shone appeared in 2020 from Atmosphere Press. Katherine is a retired high school English teacher and currently resides in Rose Valley, PA, birdwatching with her cat Elliott.


Cathleen Cohen was the 2019 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, PA. A poet, painter and teacher, she created the We the Poets program for children (theartwell.org.) Her poems appear in journals such as Apiary, Baltimore Review, Cagibi, East Coast Ink, North of Oxford, One Art Journal, Passager, Philadelphia Stories, Rockvale Review, Rogue Agent and Toho Journal. She authored Camera Obscura (Moonstone Press, 2017), Etching the Ghost (Atmosphere Press, 2021) and Sparks and Disperses (Cornerstone Press, forthcoming 2021.) Her artwork is on view at Cerulean Arts Gallery (ceruleanarts.com) and cathleencohenart.com.


Hosted by Mad Poets Society


New Poems — Coffin Bell Volume 4 Issue 3

Coffin Bell Volume 4 Issue 3 Simplify and Portrait of My Father by Cathleen Cohen

Etching the Ghost: A Poetry Reading and Gathering — Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET

Etching the Ghost: A Poetry Reading and Gathering with Cathleen Cohen

Cathleen Cohen will read from her new book, Etching the Ghost, followed by readings from Anjana Deshpande, Anne Schulman, Amy Steingart and Rabbi Gila Ruskin.


Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM (ET)


Registration required.


Hosted by Ritualwell Philadelphia, PA


Replay Etching the Ghost: A Poetry Reading and Gathering with Cathleen Cohen on Vimeo


Virtual Poetry Reading — Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET


Featuring Readings By:

Alyson Shore Adler

Katherine Barham

Cathleen Cohen

with host Larry Robin


Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM (ET)


Join with Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84308329737?pwd=RjJUdCtJVXRySjlvMHdXakJRRzVmUT09


Meeting ID: 843 0832 9737 Passcode: 678146 Phone: 1 646 876 9923 US (New York)


Hosted by Moonstone Arts Center

110A South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

215-735-9600


Cerulean Arts Collective December 9, 2020 – January 10, 2021

Featuring Exhibitions By:

Andrea Beizer

Cathleen Cohen

Fran Lightman Gibson

Carol Taylor-Kearney

Ian Wagner


Virtual Reception & Artists' Talk:

Saturday, December 12th at 2:00 PM


Registration required.


Cerulean Arts

1355 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
267-514-8647

Recent Exhibitions

2022 Eclipse Gallery, Lansdale, PA

2019 Caesura Festival, Camphill Soltane, Glenmoore, PA

2019 St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, N. Wales, PA

2017-Current Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Ladies Night: Connecting Women Through Art and Dialogue, InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA


Collections

Adler Silber Associates

2010-2016 Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY

Children’s Village, New York, NY, permanent collection


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