Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 12, 2011 (Edwards, Collins, Carter-Jones, Kane, Bauer)

Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
July 12, 2011

Ziggy Edwards grew up in Pittsburgh and earned a BA in Fiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh.  Her poems and short stories have appeared in publications including Confluence, Paper Street, Pittsburgh City Paper, Nexus, Main Street Rag, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Ship of Fools.  She has also been a guest on WYEP radio's Prosody.  Ziggy's first chapbook, Hope's White Shoes. was published in 2006. 

Kristofer Collins is publisher and editor-in-chief of Low Ghost Press, former co-director of the TNY Presents Performance Series, managing editor of The New Yinzer 2005-2009.  He is the book reviewer for Pittsburgh Magazine.  He is the manager of Caliban Bookshop and owner of Desolation row Records & CDs.  A book of his poems, King Everything, was published in 2007 by Six Gallery Press, The Book of Names was published by Low Ghost Press in 2008, and The Liturgy of Streets was published by Six Gallery Press in 1009.  His latest collection, Last Call, was published by Speed & Briscoe in 2010.

Sheila Carter-Jones has spent many years in the field of education and is currently an education consultant and a full-time poet. She is a fellow of both the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project and Cave Canem. Her work has appeared in several anthologies and journals, including Crossing Limits, Pennsylvania Review, Tri-State Anthology, River Speak and Coal. Her chapbook, Blackberry Cobbler Song, was recently released by Publish Today. Her book of poetry, Three Birds Deep, selected by Elizabeth Alexander, is forthcoming from Lotus Press.

Kelli Stevens Kane's poetry is featured or forthcoming in Spider Magazine, Denvery Syntax, The Poetry Super Highway, Little Red Leaves and Maintenant.  Her poetry manuscript, Hallelujah Science, is currently making the rounds. She is the recipient of a Serpent Source Foundation grant for her second manuscript, an oral history about the Hill District of Pittsburgh. Kelli was a regular in the San Francisco poetry scene in the late nineties. She returned to the stage in December 2009, and since has read widely, including performances at the Cornelia Street Cafe and Bowery Poetry Club in New York, NY, the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Joan E. Bauer is the author of The Almost Sound of Drowning, published by Main Street Rag (2008).  Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals ranging from 5 AM, New Renaissance, Slipstream to Quarterly West, and nearly a dozen anthologies, including Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press), Along These Rivers: Poetry and Photography from Pittsburgh (Quadrant), and Voices from the Attic (Carlow University Press), among others. Her poetry has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and she recently completed work on a new poetry manuscript, Dreaming of Prague

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