Dial now: 215 746-7636, or: 215 746-POEM.

Happy ’09 from all of us at 3805 Locust Walk in Philadelphia. With the new year we launch another new project. Call the phone number above any day, at any time, and hear

1) what’s happening tonight or very soon at the Writers House
2) highlights of upcoming events
3) a featured poem read at the Writers House, from our archives
4) a featured recording of Writers House-affiliated students

We urge all friends and fans of the Writers House to add this number — which we call “6-POEM” — to their contacts list, speed dial, and address book.

“What’s happening” will be updated almost every day. The other features will be updated frequently.

- - -

The responses I’ve received so far typically say: “Geez, this is so retro it’s cool,” and “Everything seems to be converging on the phone,” and “Telephony rocks.”