Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014 (Madwomen in the Attic)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
May 6, 2014

Lisa Alexander holds an MFA in Poetry from Drew University and is a member of the Madwomen in the Attic workshop. Her work has appeared in various journals including 5 AMBLOOM and The Burnside Review. She's a sound engineer for Prosody, NPR-affiliate WESA's weekly show featuring the work of national writers.

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Kayla Berkey spends her time in Pittsburgh writing, bicycling, and working to improve people’s access to healthcare with Consumer Health Coalition. She is a member of the Madwomen in the Attic poetry workshops, and she holds an M.A. in English from Duquesne University. Her poetry has appeared in :Lexicon, the student-led journal of arts and literature at Duquesne University.

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Jennifer Jackson Berry lives in Pittsburgh, PA and works as a claims adjuster for a mass transit bus line. She has taught high school English, as well creative writing and composition at the post-secondary level. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Harpur Palate, Stone Highway Review, 5AM, Main Street Rag, Jet Fuel Review, Amethyst Arsenic, and Mead, among others. She is the author of the chapbooks When I Was a Girl (Sundress Publications, 2013) and Nothing But Candy (Liquid Paper Press, 2003). She holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Indiana University’s MFA program.

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Doralee Brooks is a Cave Canem fellow and a teacher-consultant with the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project. Doralee is a reading specialist with a Master’s degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh. She has taught in the public and Catholic elementary schools in Pittsburgh and now chairs the Developmental Studies Program at CCAC Allegheny Campus. She is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Junior and Two-Year Colleges Her poems have appeared in the Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Voices from the Attic, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Chapter and Verse, Dos Passos Review, and Callaloo Doralee is an MFA candidate in poetry in the low-residency creative writing program at Carlow University. Her poem, “Researching the Alma-Mater,” is forthcoming in 10:  A Carlow Anthology, which celebrates the ten-year anniversary of the Carlow MFA program.

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Barbara Dahlberg has been a fine artist and craftsman her whole life. For nine years, she taught art to socially and emotionally disturbed children, and art in the Pittsburgh Public Schools for eleven.  In 2001, she was a Fellow with the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, and has been a poet ever since. She has been a Madwoman for the past five years, and her work has been published in Riverspeak, Threads, and Voices from the Attic.

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Teresa Narey's poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Misfit Magazine, No Tokens, Wicked Alice, and Pittsburgh City Paper, among others. In April, she will present her poetry at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association national conference. She has an MFA in creative writing from Chatham University.

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Bonita Lee Penn earned her BA in Creative Writing at Carlow University where she was the recipient of several writing awards including the Ellie Wymard Award in Creative Nonfiction. She is currently part of the Low-Residency MFA program at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Her works have been published in Blackberry: a magazine andLinden Avenue Journal online, as well as Voices from the Attic, Three Rivers Run Deep-Pittsburgh Poets, The Critical Point, Crossing Limits Anthology of African American and American Jews Poetry. Bonita is a member of the Madwomen in the Attic and facilitator of the Umbra/Pittsburgh Writers Workshop. She also a contributor and managing editor of the Soul Pitt Quarterly Magazine.

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Sarah Williams-Devereux is a poet, transformative language artist, and educator. She lives in Pittsburgh and has read her work locally at various venues, including Prosody, the Choice Cuts Reading Series, The New Yinzer Reading Series, Incredibly Thin, She Said, The Sprout Fund's Hothouse, and the Hungry Sphinx Reading Series. Her work has been published in multiple volumes of Voices from the Attic (Carlow University), Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh Love Stories (The New Yinzer), and the online journal SubtleTea. She is the co-author of the research monograph Our Stories, Our Selves: A3P: The African American Arts Project: A Study of African American Young Adult Arts Participation (PITT ARTS, University of Pittsburgh, 2006). She received her BFA in Painting from Seton Hill College.

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Laurin B. Wolf has an MFA from Kent State University and BA from the University of Pittsburgh in poetry writing.  Her poems have appeared in Scholars & Rogues, PMS, Pittsburgh’s City Paper, Two Review, and Madwomen in the Attic an Anthology.  Her book reviews have appeared in Whiskey Island. She is a guest host on the WESA’s weekly radio show Prosody featuring interviews with poets, she and co-hosts the monthly reading series Mad Fridays. She teaches writing at Duquesne University and Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA.

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