Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
July 5, 2011
Jay Carson teaches creative writing, literature, and rhetoric at
, where he is
also a faculty advisor to the student literary journal, Rune.
Active professionally, he regularly presents and participates in readings, both
locally, nationally, and occasionally, internationally. Jay has published
more than 60 poems which have appeared in local and national literary and
professional journals, magazines, and anthologies. He has just finished
a book of his poems, entitled The Cinnamon of Desire. Robert Morris
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 poem “Shrine” was released as a chapbook from Finishing Line Press in March 2011. His work has also appeared in Sewanee Review, Poet Lore, and Carolina Quarterly as well as many other periodicals and anthologies. He received degrees in English from
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. Pittsburgh
Romella Kitchens is a graduate of the
with three masters degrees in education. She has been published in University of Pittsburgh Main
Street Rag, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Rune
Literary Magazine, Essence Magazine, The
Quarterly, 5 AM, Mud Fish and many more. Her poetry
lesson plan is included in Autumn House's
The Working Poet: 75 Writing Exercises and a Poetry Anthology, edited
by Scott Minor. Her published chapbooks include: Hip Hop Warrior, The Immortals, The Heaven Of
Elephants and her latest The
Red Covered Bridge through Pudding House Press. Currently, she is
dividing her time between writing plays, seeking publication of a book of short
stories and seeking publication of a full-length book of poetry. California
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 California
Poets. His first two books of poetry, Beyond Waking and Love
and the Ten Thousand Things, were published IN 2009 by Tebot
Bach. Carnegie Mellon University
Jimmy Cvetic reads Rude Awakening