Stephen Delia has been writing poetry for 29 years. His
original inspiration was through music. He was inspired
by The Beatles, in particular John Lennon. Bob Dylan and
Donovan were also major influences.
has read all over the Philadelphia area in various book
stores, coffee houses, libraries, ETC. He has also been
published but personally prefers performing his poetry.
Obviously he likes alliteration!
while he enjoys reading poems on the page he also likes
the direct communication between poet and audience.
averages 10 readings & workshops a month and spends
the rest of his time writing and listening to music when
he's not writing.
loves the local poetry scene and marvels at the amount of
talent that is out there. But it also frustrates him because
poets and poetry do not receive the amount of attention
still holds on to the hope that one day poets will be recognized
on a greater scale for their contributions to art, entertainment
and their courage to question the world in which they live.