Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015 (Shaw, Clarke, Bogen, Gibb)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
June 30, 2015

Fred Shaw is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, and Carlow University, where he received his MFA. He teaches writing and literature at Point Park University and Carlow University. He is the author of the chapbook, Argot (Finishing Line Press). His poems have been published in 5AM, Poet Lore, Permafrost, SLAB, Spry Literary Magazine, Floodwall, Nerve Cowboy, Mason’s Road, Shaking Like A Mountain, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Pittsburgh City Paper, where he currently reviews books. In a parallel life, he has also worked in the service industry for the past twenty-five years.

Fred Shaw - Click to Play (Right-Click to Download)

Robin Clarke is a poet, activist and teacher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a non-tenure-track faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers. She is the author of Lines the Quarry (Omnidawn, 2013), winner of the Omnidawn 1st/2nd book prize for poetry, and Lives of the Czars (nonpolygon, 2011), a chapbook co-authored with the poet Sten Carlson.

Robin Clarke - Click to Play (Right-Click to Download)

Deborah Bogen is a poet and a novelist. Her poetry books, Landscape with Silos; Let Me Open You a Swan; and Living by the Children's Cemetery are all prize winners.  Her two novels are set in 13th century England and France.  The second novel, The Hounds of God, is newly available on Amazon and at Caliban Books in Oakland.  She spent this year avoiding housework by teaching poetry to 5th and 6th graders and playing ukelele in the Highland Park Mini-band. 

Deborah Bogen - Click to Play (Right-Click to Download)

Robert Gibb was born and still lives in HomesteadPennsylvania. He is the author of ten books of poetry including Sheet Music (2012) and What the Heart Can Bear (2009) published by Autumn House Press. Among his awards are the National Poetry Series, two Poetry Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Pushcart Prize, seven Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants, The Wildwood Poetry Prize, and the Devil’s Millhopper Chapbook Prize. Robert Gibb won the 1997 National Poetry Series Competition for The Origins of Evening.  It, along with his next two books, The Burning World and World over Water, comprise what Gibb calls The Homestead Works, a nearly 100-poem cycle focusing on the fading industrial history and culture of America's Steel City.  As Tar River Poetry Review has noted, " Robert Gibb's poetry will give readers an idea of what Wordsworth might have been had he lived in the late twentieth century."

Robert Gibb - Click to Play (Right-Click to Download)

Open Mic

Open Mic - Click to Play (Right-Click to Download)

Jimmy Cvetic Reads Two Incomplete Poems

Jimmy Cvetic - Click to Play (Right-Click to Download)

Mac users who lack a 2-button mouse may press Control-Click on the appropriate links to enable downloads.

No comments:

Post a Comment