The Green Line Monthly Poetry Series

The Green Line Cafe’s monthly poetry series takes place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, September through May, at The Green Line | Locust, 4426 Locust Street.

The series is curated by noted local poet Leonard Gontarek.


Gontarek is the author of four books of poems: St. Genevieve Watching Over Paris, Van Morrison Can’t Find His Feet, Zen For Beginners, and Déjà Vu Diner (Autumn House Press, 2006). His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Fence, Field, Pool, Volt, The Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, Hanging Loose, Poetry Northwest, Blackbird and The Best American Poetry (Paul Muldoon, editor). His poems also appear in the anthologies Joyful Noise! American Spiritual Poetry and The Working Poet. He has been nominated five times for the Pushcart Prize, and has twice received poetry fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

He conducts poetry workshops at The University City Arts League, Moonstone Art Center, The Kelly Writers House and in the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership.
Click here for our archive of poetry events.

For more info, please contact Leonard Gontarek: gontarekl [at] earthlink [dot] net