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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.

He 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!

But while he enjoys reading poems on the page he also likes the direct communication between poet and audience.

He averages 10 readings & workshops a month and spends the rest of his time writing and listening to music when he's not writing.

He 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 deserved.

He 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.



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