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Author: Leonard Gontarek

Leonard Gontarek is the author of seven books of poems, including TAKE YOUR HANDS OUT OF MY POCKET, SHIVA (Hanging Loose Press, 2016), St. Genevieve Watching over Paris, Van Morrison Can't Find His Feet, Zen for Beginners and Déjà Vu Diner. His poems have appeared in the anthologies The Best American Poetry, The Working Poet and Joyful Noise: American Spiritual Poetry. A mainstay of the Philadelphia poetry scene, he coordinates that city's Poetry Festival and poetry workshops in the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership. He twice received poetry fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and was the 2011 Philadelphia Literary Death Match Champion. He hosts the Green Line Café Reading and Interview Series.

He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw My Needs
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He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw My Needs

Hanging Loose Press

Poetry. "Someone walks around town, sees things and writes them down. He remembers what people say to him: 'The planes kept going / transporting a strange cargo, bodies packed in ice and oranges.' He might be furtive: 'Try not to look at the others,...

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Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket, Shiva
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Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket, Shiva

Hanging Loose Press

Poetry. "A large masterpiece consisting of small poems... keeps reverberating like a percussion player who still hears the beat."—Hal Sirowitz."So very, and beautifully, human."—Katie Ford"Spare language, dry wit, and unnerving honesty."—Ada Li...

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