Virtual Event: Anthony Carelli at Free Library of PhiladelphiaThe New World


The second Monday Poets event of the fall 2021 season.


Monday Poets: Lisa Baron Alexander & Anthony Carelli

by Literature Department Free Library of Philadelphia


About this event

One of the longest continuously running FLP programs, now in its 27th year, the Monday Poets Reading Series showcases a variety of talented poets with local and national reputations.

Lisa Alexander Baron

Lisa Alexander Baron is the author of 4 collections of poetry including, While She Poses (Aldrich Press, 2014), Reading the Alphabet of Trees (Finishing Line, 2007) and Sting and Tell: 31 tanka (Black Cat Press, 2011). She most enjoys writing in response to visual art and archaeology. Her ekphrastic poems have recently appeared in Chautauqua Literary Review, Confrontation, U.S. 1 Worksheets, The Milo Review, and the Maier Museum of Art website. She is an MFA in Poetry graduate from Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches English and speech at Philadelphia-area colleges.

Anthony Carelli

Anthony Carelli’s first book of poems, Carnations (Princeton), was a finalist for the Levis Reading Prize. His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Commonweal, and many other publications. The recipient of a Hodder Fellowship and a Whiting Award, he teaches at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.