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~Eileen M. D’Angelo, Director, Mad Poets Society
~Kathleen Volk Miller, Co-editor, Painted Bride Quarterly
The Mad Poets have done a beautiful thing: they have created a culture of poetry for our region, a microclimate of writing, reading, and performance, a home-made ecosystem of sensitivity, craft, and fellowship in exploring the universe through language. If this is what it means to be mad, please, God, let us all be Mad Poets.
~Jon Timpane, Philadelphia Inquirer, Author of Poetry for Dummies
I can think of no other poetry organization that has managed to muster the energy, enthusiasm, and consistency that the Mad Poets Society has demonstrated over the past two decades. From regular reading series at multiple venues all over the Delaware Valley to their annual Mad Poets Review, the Mad Poets are an inspiration and a delight.
~Joe Farley, Cynic Press
The Mad Poets are a vital source of energy for poetry in Philadelphia. Eileen D’Angelo and the Mad Poets are everywhere, turning up the volume and fueling poetry unceasingly. Without them, the region would be sadder and way too quiet.
~Bill Wunder, former Bucks County Poet Laureate
God bless the Mad Poets! From the moment I walked into one of their readings a dozen years ago I grew the courage to take my voice into the world.
~Kelley Jean White, former Poetry Editor of Schuylkill Valley Journal
~Joanne Sutton-Smith, Director, Swarthmore Writers Room
The Mad Poets have raised awareness of poetry and gotten young poets involved over the last 25 years in suburban Philadelphia! The gathering of poets at the annual Mad Poets Festival—over fifty of them each year– can you imagine the fireworks in one spot– is an invaluable event for local poets to renew and network! It’s just a hell of a lot of fun to go to a Mad Poets reading, if “Mad” means “dynamic, inspirational, comradely!”
Mad Poets Society is one of the best things about living and writing poems in and around Philadelphia. It doesn’t take anyone who writes or cares about good writing to learn that this group is responsible for hundreds of readings in dozens of venues around the area, and it only takes attendance at one such event to realize these folks know how to pull in fun and lively audiences… The region would be considerably poorer without Mad Poets.
~Alison Hicks, Philadelphia Wordshop
~Amy E. Laub
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