Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June 19, 2012 (Roffman, Terman, Daniels)

Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
June 19, 2012

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman, facilitator of the Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop, taught creative writing, myth and literature and started a Myth/Folklore Studies Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She co-edited the prize-winning anthology Life on the Line and is author of Going to Bed Whole, Tottering Palaces and The Approximate Message. She has read her poems in Ireland, Greece, Mexico, Israel, Spain and the Czech Republic and was a featured writer on the BBC's "Writer from Abroad" series. Her work has been published in Centennial Review, Riverrun, MacGuffin, Main Street Rag and the Pittsburgh Quarterly and she is the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award in the Arts at IUP. In 2008 her 16th collaborative piece, "Furoshiki" (languages that speak without words at the center) had its premier in Valley Forge before an audience of arts educators.  Her book of poetry, I Want to Thank My Eyes, was published by Tebot Bach in spring 2012.

Philip Terman’s most book of poetry is In the Torah Garden, published by Autumn House Press in 2011.  His earlier books include The House of Sages, Book of the Unbroken Days and Rabbis of the Air. His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Georgia Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The Gettysburg Review, Tikkun, and Blood to Remember: American Poets Respond to the Holocaust. He is the recipient of the Sow’s Ear Chapbook Award, The Kenneth Patchen Prize, and the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for Poems on the Jewish Experience. He teaches creative writing and literature at Clarion University and co-directs the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival at the Chautauqua Institute. With his wife Christine and their daughters Mimi and Bella, he resides in a red-brick schoolhouse outside of Grove City, Pennsylvania.

Jim Daniels has taught creative writing at Carnegie Mellon since 1981. Recent books include Having a Little Talk with Capital P Poetry and From Milltown to Malltown. His fourth collection of short stories, Trigger Man, was published in 2011. In 2007, he was awarded the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize for Revolt of the Crash-Test Dummies. Street, a book of his poems accompanying the photographs of Charlee Brodsky, won the Tillie Olsen Prize from the Working-Class Studies Association in 2006. He has edited or co-edited four anthologies, including Letters to America: Contemporary American Poetry on Race, and American Poetry: The Next Generation. His poems have been featured on Garrison Keillor's "Writer's Almanac," in Billy Collins' Poetry 180 anthologies, and Ted Kooser's "American Life in Poetry" series. Daniels received the Brittingham Prize for Poetry, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and his poems have appeared in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies.

Jimmy Cvetic reads Happy Little Lambs Nursery School

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