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PHILADELPHIA POETRY: BY LEONARD GONTAREK

In  PHILADELPHIA POETRY, Leonard Gontarek selects and introduces some of our city’s most praiseworthy poets. For April, Gontarek discusses the work of Katie Ford.  Katie Ford lives in Philadelphia and drives 80 miles, three times a week, to teach in Lancaster. She has a three-year old daughter, Maggie. She was uprooted by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, as […]


EVENT PREVIEW: LASER LIFE @ A-SPACE

“THEIR LIFE WAS LIVED IN LASER” On Friday, April 11, 7 pm West Philly collective, Metropolarity, will be hosting a fresh installment of the Laser Life reading series at the A-Space Anarchist Community Center. Laser Life is a space where members of the LGBT community can “express their visions, projections, wars, romances, speculations, fears, battles, and dreams in […]


OUTLOUD: LOUDER THAN A BOMB DROPS IN CAMDEN

Outloud is a monthly column on spoken word, Philly lit, and the nature of the universe spit one stanza at a time. Views here are not necessarily held by APIARY and its staff. Talk is cheap. Thirst is everything. Steve Burns “I thought it was nursery rhymes n’ stuff, but when I went into my […]


LOCAL LIT: BREAKING INTO THE SCENE

How does a local literary publication work? What opportunities are available for emerging writers? Editorial and publishing processes seem complex — where to begin? Answer these questions and more on Tuesday, April 8th at 6 p.m when Widener University’s English Department hosts a round table discussion with three local lit-mags! Featured speakers are APIARY’s executive […]


DISTRIBUTION DAY 2014: VOLUNTEERS, THANK YOU!

DISTRIBUTION DAY 2014: VOLUNTEERS, THANK YOU!

OUTLOUD: THE PRACTICE OF SLAM

Outloud is a monthly column on spoken word, Philly lit, and the nature of the universe spit one stanza at a time. Views here are not necessarily held by APIARY and its staff. Talk is cheap. Thirst is everything. Longmire. In an interview on the newly reconstituted Arsenio Hall Show, Donald Glover was asked about […]


SMALL PRESS SPOTLIGHT: FACT-SIMILE

Fact-Simile Press, run by Travis and JenMarie Macdonald, have published the likes of Frank Sherlock and Brian Teare — but have done so by reconstructing the way we interact with (and appreciate) the text itself. Fact-Simile also produces a wonderful bi-annnual literary journal. Did we mention their Poetry Trading Cards? Travis and JenMarie met over Guinness and […]


“I’M HERE NOW”: ANNA BADKHEN & THE PRAXIS OF LETTING GO

Last week, local poet Carlos Soto Roman shared an item on social media that caught my eye. His friend, freelance journalist Anna Badkhen, was crowdfunding her newest project: a book chronicling the year she spent walking with nomadic Fulani cowboys in Mali, to be entitled Walking With Abel. After a little research I learned that […]


OUTLOUD: PHILADELPHIA REMEMBERS AMIRI BARAKA

Outloud is a monthly column covering spoken word, Philly lit, and the nature of the universe, spit one stanza at a time. Views here are not necessarily held by APIARY and its staff. Talk is cheap. Thirst is everything. Longmire My first real encounter with Baraka’s work was in an intro to directing class as […]


SPECIAL EVENT: POE-FILM TUESDAYS

PHILADELPHIA’S ONLY PERFORMANCE, POETRY & FILM EVENT


MAKING PAPER’ WITH NICOLE DONNELLY

  After earning an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Iowa, Nicole Donnelly moved to Philadelphia and (many years later) bumped into me at a reading. I’m calling it destiny. Besides her wonderful paintings and drawings, Nicole is one amazing papermaker. She hosts papermaking workshops regularly, and I decided to attended one. […]


Near You! Find Issue 7 or bring it to your ‘hood

Near You! Find Issue 7 or bring it to your 'hood

TL;DR: – You can find issues of APIARY at these locations in the city! – If you want to help us distribute mags, hit us up! How does APIARY get from the brains of authors to your bedside table? Well, first APIARY elves make the magazine with magical scissors in their secret room beneath the feet of William […]


Philly Poet, White House: An Interview with Sojourner Ahebee, National Student Poet

Sojourner Ahebee left Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa, when she was 7, moved to Philadelphia, and matured into a fantastic poet. In fact, she was not only published in APIARY 7, but was declared a National Student Poet by the President’s Committee on the Arts and their collaboration with the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences […]


Inspired by Penn MLA: A writer finds her voice

Inspired by Penn MLA: A writer finds her voice

                  This post is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Liberal Arts program.  Katherine Kalavritinos didn’t fit the stereotypical image of a writer: rather than scribbling for hours in coffee shops, staring off into space in bouts of creative melancholy, she’d completed her undergraduate degree […]


7 Launch Party Video!

7 Launch Party Video!

This is the beauty that was the APIARY 7 Launch Party. Love, APIARY APIARY 7 Launch Party : thanks to our videographer Aidan Un!


Writers vs. Prison: On the Importance of Working with the Incarcerated

Writers vs. Prison: On the Importance of Working with the Incarcerated

An essay by our APIARY 7 Power Issue collaborator Aja Beech. Aja is an activist, poet and board member of Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and helped us gather writing by incarcerated authors for APIARY 7. On a cold day in February 2008, my younger brother arrived in Philadelphia wearing a white t-shirt, […]


APIARY SEVEN LAUNCHES in Partnership with Decarcerate PA

APIARY SEVEN LAUNCHES  in Partnership with Decarcerate PA

  APIARY 7 Press Release   PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (November 18, 2013)   APIARY Magazine, Philadelphia’s premiere literary arts magazine, launches its 7th collection of the best new local writing on Saturday, December 7th at Underground Arts. APIARY’s tagline, “Written by Humans,” sums up the magazine’s belief that great writing reveals universal commonalities among humans — […]


The Pigeon Presents: Seth Simons vs. Kirwyn Sutherland

The Pigeon Presents: Seth Simons vs. Kirwyn Sutherland

Philly favorite The Pigeon Presents hosted another amazing one on one street slam battle featuring Seth Simons going head to head with Kirwyn Sutherland.  Check it out below:     See more the The Pigeon Presents on their Youtube Channel.


Book Review: All of You on the Good Earth by Ernest Hilbert

Book Review:  All of You on the Good Earth by Ernest Hilbert

“We fall apart like ancient stars, sparks—/Gold like pollen blown across all this dark.” – Ernest Hilbert Ernest Hilbert’s newest collection of poems, All of You on the Good Earth, gets its name from an outer-space transmission sent during the Apollo 8 mission. Captivated by the Earth’s movement over the moon’s horizon, Frank Borman said, […]


Mad House Magazine’s Philip Mittereder and David E. Morton Say Print Media is Alive and Well

Mad House Magazine's Philip Mittereder and David E. Morton Say Print Media is Alive and Well

Executive Editor Lillian Dunn interviews Mad House Magazine’s Philip Mittereder and David E. Morton.  Read on to learn more about the team, their editorial process and their favorite local literary projects.   A:  If Mad House Magazine were an actual house, what would it look like? What would be cooking in the kitchen?  P: A […]


Poagraphy

Poagraphy

Keith Vosseller is a Philadelphia writer/artist.  He creates videos using his own photography and poetry, that when set to music become collages that play to your eyes and ears.  He calls his work “poagraphy.”  See his piece “infant introductions” below.   Also check out this “urban apiary” he snapped on 15th St. last summer.   […]


The HIVE

The HIVE

Poetry Jawns

Poetry Jawns

Captain Steve’s Indy Bookstore Adventure

Captain Steve's Indy Bookstore Adventure