Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
July 3, 2012
Jill Khoury's poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Sentence, la fovea, and Harpur Palate. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice by Breath and Shadow: A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature. Her most recent publications include a contribution to Open Thread, a regional review that features writers from
and a chapbook, Borrowed Bodies (Pudding House). West Virginia
Joseph Karasek performed as an actor and violinist with The Theater Within, an improvisational theater group in
A former violist with the National Orchestral Association, he created school
orchestras on the elementary and secondary levels., and taught music
composition and music theory at New York City .
Living in Long
Island University Pittsburgh, Pa
since, 1991, he has taught philosophy at the Academy for Lifelong Learning at .
Several years ago, he led a study group on James Joyce's Ulysses
there. His poetry has been published in Only the Sea Keeps:
Poetry of the Tsunami (Bayeux Arts), and Blue Arc West: An Anthology of Carnegie Mellon University Poets.
His two books of poetry, Beyond Waking and Love and the Ten Thousand
Things, were published by Tebot Bach in 2009. California
Richard St. John's book of poems, The Pure Inconstancy of Grace, was published in 2005 by Truman State University Press, as first runner up for the 2004 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. His long poem, Shrine, was released as a chapbook from Finishing Line Press in 2011. His work has also appeared in Sewanee Review, Poet Lore, and Carolina Quarterly as well as many other periodicals and anthologies.
St. John received degrees in English from Princeton University
and the . In 2002, he
completed a mid-career Loeb Fellowship at University
of Virginia .
He lives in Harvard University
with his wife Kate. Both thoughtful and nearsighted, he has walked or run
into numerous objects, including trees, doors, mailboxes and utility poles. Pittsburgh
Roberta Hatcher teaches French at
and her research has involved French-language literatures from the world beyond
France, in particular
post-independence literatures of sub-Saharan Africa.
She is also interested in African cinema, postcolonial studies, and the
emerging field of French Atlantic studies. She has read in a number of poetry
venues in Pittsburgh, and recently participated
in a session of "Border Crossing Poetry" at the Northeast Modern
Language Association Conference held in .
She was a 2009 finalist for the Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, and is currently
working on a manuscript titled Boundary Waters. Montreal
Timons Esaias lives in
, in the Squirrel Hill
neighborhood, with his wife who is a physician. He writes satire, speculative
fiction, poetry, and the occasional essay. His work has appeared in over a
dozen different countries, and fifteen languages. He has been a finalist for
the British Science Fiction Award (1998) and the Rhysling Award (5 nominations,
Third Place 1997), and he won the Asimov's Readers' Award for Poetry (2005). He
is a member of the Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange; Demeritus of the
Worldwrights; a certified Rogue in Lair #1 of the Rascals, Rogues &
Rapscallions. He is Adjunct Faculty at Pittsburgh , primarily in the Masters
Program for Writing Popular Fiction. Seton Hill University