Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
July 17, 2012
Robert Gibb was born and still lives in
. He is the author of nine books
of poetry including Sheet Music (2012) and What the Heart Can Bear
(2009) published by Autumn House Press. Among his awards are the National
Poetry Series, two Poetry Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts,
a Pushcart Prize, seven Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants, The Wildwood
Poetry Prize, and the Devil’s Millhopper Chapbook Prize. Robert Gibb won the
1997 National Poetry Series Competition for The Origins of Evening.
It, along with his next two books, The Burning World and World over
Water, comprise what Gibb calls The Homestead Trilogy, a nearly
100-poem cycle focusing on the fading industrial history and culture of
America's Steel City. As Tar River Poetry Review has noted, "
Robert Gibb's poetry will give readers an idea of what Wordsworth might have
been had he lived in the late twentieth century." Homestead, Pennsylvania
Michael Simms is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Autumn House Press, a non-profit press based in
. He is the author of five
collections of poetry: Black Stone,
The Happiness of Animals, The Fire-Eater,
Migration, and Notes on
Continuing Light, as well as the co-author of The Longman Dictionary and Handbook of Poetry.
He has taught at The University of Iowa, Southern Methodist University, The
Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh Carnegie
and . He lives with his wife Eva
and their two children in the historic Mount Washington neighborhood
overlooking downtown Duquesne University Pittsburgh and the Monongahela River.
Joan E. Bauer is the author of The Almost Sound of Drowning (Main Street Rag). Her poetry has appeared in the journals, 5 AM, New Renaissance, Quarterly West, and the anthologies Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press), Along These Rivers: Poetry and Photography from Pittsburgh (Quadrant), Blue Arc West: An Anthology of California Poets (Tebot Bach), among others. In 2007, she won the Earl Birney Poetry Prize from Prism International, and her poetry has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. With Jimmy Cvetic, she curates the Hemingway's Summer Poetry Series.