Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014 (Davis, Kerr, Scott, Walicki)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
June 17, 2014

Todd Davis is the author of four full-length collections of poetry—In the Kingdom of the Ditch, The Least of These,Some Heaven, and Ripe—as well as of a limited edition chapbook, Household of Water, Moon, and Snow: The Thoreau Poems He edited the nonfiction collection, Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball, and co-edited Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets His poetry has been featured on the radio by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac and by Ted Kooser in his syndicated newspaper column American Life in Poetry His poems have won the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, have been nominated several times for the Pushcart Prize, and have appeared in such journals as American Poetry Review, Iowa Review, Indiana Review, Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, West Branch, River Styx, Poetry Daily, Quarterly West, Green Mountains Review, Sou’wester,Verse Daily, and Poetry East He teaches creative writing, American literature, and environmental studies at Penn State, Altoona.

Diane Kerr has been a member of the Madwomen in the Attic workshops for many years and holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. Her chapbook ONE was published by Parallel Press. A full length book,Butterfly, has just come out from WordTech Press in March 2014. Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly, Pearl, Kalliope, Zone 3, and Poetry East, among others.  She lives in Regent Square and teaches at the University of Pittsburgh Writing Center.

Wendy Scott, the author of Soon I Will Build an Ark (Main Street Rag, 2014),  has taught composition and creative writing at a variety of colleges and other institutions, including a women’s halfway house. She has also worked as a social worker and a communications writer. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Paterson Literary Review, Fourth River, Oakland Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Voices from the Attic, Pittsburgh City Paper, and Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, among others. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

Robert Walicki's debut chapbook is: A Room Full Of Trees (Redbird Press). His work has appeared  in The Stone Highway Review, The Pittsburgh City Paper, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Grasslimb, and others.Most recently he was awarded third place in Finishing Line Press' Open Chapbook Competition in 2013. He lives in Verona PA with his wife Lynne and curates the monthly reading series, VERSIFY.

Jimmy Cvetic reads Building a Sunny Dome in a Dream Called Guantanemo

Jimmy Cvetic reads Twanger With a Deaf Ear

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