Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014 (Battiste, Katz, Mcilroy, Shapiro)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
May 27, 2014

Michele Battiste's first full-length collection, Ink for an Odd Cartography, a finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award, was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2009. Her second collection Uprising will be released in 2014, also from Black Lawrence. She was a finalist for the 2013 National Poetry Series and is the author of four chapbooks, the most recent of which is Lineage (Binge Press, 2012). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Anti-, The Awl, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Mid-American Review, among others. Michele has taught poetry writing for Wichita State University (WSU), the Prison Arts Program in Hutchinson, KS, Gotham Writers' Workshops, and the national writing program Teen Ink.  She lives in Colorado where she raises funds for organizations undoing corporate evil.

Leslie Anne Mcilroy won the 2001 Word Press Poetry Prize for her full-length collection Rare Space and the 1997 Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Prize for her chapbook Gravel. She also took first place in the 1997 Chicago Literary Awards Competition judged by Gerald Stern. Her second full-length book, Liquid Like This, was published by Word Press in 2008. Leslie’s poetry appears in numerous publications including Dogwood, The Mississippi Review, New Ohio Review, Nimrod International Journal of Prose & Poetry, Pearl and forthcoming in Barely South Review. Leslie works as a copywriter in Pittsburgh, PA, where she lives with her daughter Silas.

Lauren Shapiro holds degrees from Brown University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of the poetry collection Easy Math (Sarabande Books, 2013) and a chapbook of poetry, Yo-Yo Logic (DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press, 2012), and she served as co-editor of The New Census: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry(Rescue Press, 2013). She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Carnegie Mellon University

Joy Katz is the author, most recently, of All You Do is Perceive, a Stalecher Selection at Four Way Books and a National Poetry Series finalist. Her other collections are The Garden Room (Tupelo) and Fabulae (Southern Illinois). Her honors include an NEA fellowship, a Stegner fellowship, and a Pushcart residency at Jentel. She teaches in the graduate writing programs at Carlow University and Chatham University and lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and young son. 

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