Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015 (Barry, Sargeson, Gainey, Beatty)

Hemingway's Poetry Series

June 16, 2015

Tess Barry (MA in English, University of Pittsburgh; and MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry, Carlow University) was a finalist for North American Review’s 2012 and 2013 James Hearst Poetry Prize. A finalist for Aesthetica Magazine’s (England/UK) 2014 Poetry Award, Barry was also a 2013 finalist for the Aesthetica prize. She was shortlisted for the 2014 Bridport Poetry Prize (England/UK) and her poems have most recently appeared or are forthcoming in Aesthetica Magazine’s Creative Writing 2015 Annual and North American Review. Barry is a Fellow of the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project and longtime member of Carlow University ’s Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops. She teaches English, literature, and creative writing at Robert Morris University .  Her manuscript, Spring Barrel, is being submitted for publication.
Kayla Sargeson is the author of the chapbooks BLAZE (Main Street Rag, 2015) and  Mini Love Gun (Main Street Rag, 2013). Her work has been anthologized in the national anthology, Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye as well as Voices from the Attic Volumes XIV and XIX, and Dionne’s Story. Her poems also appear or are forthcoming in 5 AMColumbia Poetry ReviewChiron ReviewThe Main Street Rag, and Prosody: NPR-affiliate WESA's weekly show featuring the work of national writers. She co-curates the MadFridays reading series and is the poetry editor for Pittsburgh City Paper’s online feature Chapter & Verse. She lives in Pittsburgh where she teaches at the Community College of Allegheny County.
Celeste Gainey ’s full-length collection, the gaffer, chosen by Dorianne Laux as runner-up for the 2012 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, has been selected by Eloise Klein Healy for publication in 2015 by Arktoi Books, her imprint at Red Hen Press. Gainey’s chapbook, In the land of speculation & seismography, runner-up for the 2010 Robin Becker Prize, was published by Seven Kitchens Press in their 2011 Summer Kitchen Series; it is due to be re-issued in their Re-Bound Series in 2013. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, BLOOM, 5AM , Adanna, Wild Apples , and Madroad: The Breadline Press West Coast Anthology. A gaffer in the film industry and an architectural lighting designer, she holds a BFA in film and television from New York Universityand an MFA in creative writing/poetry from Carlow University . A native Californian, she now resides in Pittsburgh .  
Jan Beatty’s fourth full-length book, The Switching/Yard, was named one of ...30 New Books That Will Help You Rediscover Poetry by Library Journal. The Huffington Post named her as one of ten women writers for “required reading.” Other books include Red SugarBoneshaker, and Mad River, winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, all published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Beatty is host and producer of Prosody, a public radio show on NPR affiliate WESA-FM featuring the work of national writers. Beatty worked as a waitress for fifteen years, and as a welfare caseworker, an abortion counselor, and a social worker and teacher in maximum-security prisons. She is the managing editor of MadBooks, a small press that has published a series of books and chapbooks by women writers. She directs the creative writing program at Carlow University, where she runs the Madwomen in the Attic writing  program.

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