Lawndale poet celebrates her book release

Lawndale poet Diane Sahms-Guarnieri celebrated the release of her latest collection, Images of Being, with a book launch at Ryerss Museum and Library this past Saturday.

Sahms-Guarnieri, a native of Roxborough has lived in Lawndale for more than two decades. She said the common thread in the book is Philadelphia: “Images of Being is a reflection of my life, triumphs and defeats and those Philadelphians who have woven themselves into who I have become.”

She read from the book to an appreciative crowd of local residents, friends and poets who gathered in the second-floor gallery to support the new release. The reading was followed by a book signing and a reception in the library.

Sahms-Guarnieri begins a three-month tour of the tri-state area in support of Images of Being in November.

G.E. Reutter resides in the Fox Chase. You can visit him at his website.You can read his Fox Chase articles for NEast Philly here.

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