Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015 (Khoury, Hirsch, Adès, Karasek, Carter-Jones, Bauer)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
July 14, 2015

Jill Khoury is interested in the intersection of poetry, visual art, representations of gender, and disability. She holds an MFA from The Ohio State University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Arsenic LobsterCopper Nickel, Inter|rupture, and Portland Review. She edits Rogue Agent, a journal of embodied poetry and art. Her chapbook Borrowed Bodies was released from Pudding House Press in 2009. Her first full-length collection, Suites for the Modern Dancer, is forthcoming from Sundress Publications in 2016. You can find her at jillkhoury.com.
Gene Hirsch  is a retired academic and activist who has taught human values and the emotional care of sick and dying people, to doctors and medical students for many years, and conducted poetry workshops widely for health professionals.  He volunteered (20 years) at Cleveland Medical Free Clinic and founded the Cleveland chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.  He initiated a writing program at the John C. Campbell Folk School ,Brasstown , NC where he has taught for 22 years. His poetry has appeared in medical and non-medical journals such as Pharos (Medical Honor Society), Hiram Poetry Review, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Journal of the American Medical Association . Numerous anthologies include the Kenyon Review Workshop Anthology (2 vols), Tyranny of the Normal and Crossing Limits (African Americans and American Jews). He produced Freeing Jonah, poets of western North Carolina (5 volumes) and has written two books.  His third and fourth books will appear later this year: Listening with the Third Ear and With Courage, With Care.
David Adès  is an Australian poet living in Pittsburgh since 2011.  He has been a member of Friendly Street Poets since 1979.  His collection Mapping the World was commended for the Anne Elder Award 2008His poetry is widely published and has recently been anthologized in Australian Love Poems, The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry,  Australian Poetry Members’ Anthology Volumes 2 (2013) and 3 (2014) and Moonstone Poetry Series 2014 Anthology of Featured Poets.  David was awarded the inauguralUniversity of Canberra Vice-Chancellor ’s International Poetry Prize 2014 for his poem ‘Dazzled’ and was also shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize 2014.
Joseph Karasek performed as an actor and violinist with The Theater Within, an improvisational theater group inNew York City .  A former violist with the National Orchestral Association, he created school orchestras on the elementary and secondary levels., and taught music composition and music theory at Long Island University .  Living in Pittsburgh , Pa since, 1991, he has taught philosophy at the Academy for Lifelong Learning at Carnegie Mellon University .  He also led a study group on James Joyce's Ulysses there.  His poetry has been published inOnly the Sea Keeps:  Poetry of the Tsunami (Bayeux Arts), and Blue Arc West: An Anthology of California Poets(Tebot Bach), and Signatures (Osher, Carnegie Mellon).  His two books of poetry, Beyond Waking and Love and the Ten Thousand Things, were published by Tebot Bach in 2009.
Sheila Carter-Jones has been described by Herbert Woodward Martin as one who writes with "immediacy of tone, voice and language." Much of her work to date charts in images and music the lived experiences of a small-town girl brought up in a house across from the boney dump of Republic Steel Coal Mines outside of Pittsburgh ,Pennsylvania . She has been published in Pennsylvania Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Tri-State Anthology, Blair Mountain Press and Flights. Grace Cavalieri, producer and host of "The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress" says that Sheila's recent book Blackberry Cobbler Song premiers a narrative poet in the greatest tradition of American storytellers. 
Joan E. Bauer is the author of The Almost Sound of Drowning (Main Street Rag, 2008). Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Chiron Review, Cider Press Review, Confrontation, The Paterson Literary Review, Slipstream, Uppagus , US 1 Worksheets, The Brentwood Anthology (Lummox Press) and Voices from the Attic ( Carlow University ). In 2007, her poem, "Sleepers," won the Earle Birney Poetry Prize from Prism International.  Joan worked for some years as an English teacher and educational counselor and now divides her time between Venice, CA, and Pittsburgh, PA where she co-hosts and curates the Hemingway Summer Poetry Series with Jimmy Cvetic.

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