Tuesday, May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016 (Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
May 17, 2016

Ziggy Edwards is friendly. She knocks herself out as editor/co-founder of Uppagus and as a poetry editor and co-founder of Pittsburgh Poetry Review. Her chapbook, Hope’s White Shoes, was published by Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange in 2006. Her poems and short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in publications such as 5 AMAfter Happy Hour ReviewDreams and Nightmares, IllumenMain Street Rag, and Paper Street.

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Barry Govenor was born and raised in the steel town of Charleroi, PA, and now resides with his wife and two dogs in Brentwood. He earned his B.A. in biology at California University (PA) and split his healthcare career between Nuclear Medicine and Infection Control & Sterilization Technology. His subject material draws from his mill town roots and outdoor experiences and has appeared in The Pittsburgh Post Gazette,The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Flip Side, The Loyalhanna Review, The Pittsburgh Quarterly and Avocet.  He is a longtime member of Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange and has led poetry workshops at Brentwood Public Library, where he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees.

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Karla Lamb earned a B.A. in poetry from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where she served as a copy-editor for Fishladder and as a contributor for INwriting newsletter. Her poetry has appeared in Pittsburgh City Paper, Voices from the Attic Vol. XIX, Runaway Hotel, Brooklyn-based A Women’s Thing Magazine, and Pittsburgh Poetry Review. She is a current MFA candidate in Carlow University’s Creative Writing program. Lamb edits for After Happy Hour Review and curates DOUBLE MIRЯOR EXHIBIT.
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Aaron Novick writes poetry on the model of the youthful Pope, who brashly proclaimed his solitude, and perhaps won it thereby. Otherwise, he is a graduate student in the History and Philosophy of Science department at the University of Pittsburgh, studying the relationship between contemporary developmental genetics and evolutionary theory.
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Nick Romeo is self taught, and always tries to absorb and learn from his environment. He then incorporates the multitudes of subject matter into his creative work. His main forms of expression are 3D digital renderings, fractal generation, photography, sculpture, audio/visual installations, and poetry. His poems have been published in The Brentwood Anthology (Lummox Press) and the upcoming Uppagus Issue #11. He also read his poetry on “Thoughts from the Top of a Ferris Wheel” podcast.
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Squirrel Hill native Stuart Sheppard graduated from Kenyon College, and has worked on Wall Street, Madison Avenue, and as a management consultant.  In 2003 he published a well-reviewed novel, Spindrift.  Stuart writes theatre, art, and book reviews for the Pittsburgh City Paper, and serves on the board of the Animal Care and Assistance Fund.  His most recent work can be seen in U.S. 1 Worksheets, the Pittsburgh Poetry Review, and other publications.

Jenny Smith has been writing poetry and flash nonfiction since 2013, when she returned from a six-month solo trek on the Appalachian Trail. She is a member of Pittsburgh Writers Studio, Madwomen in the Attic, and Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange. Her writing has appeared in Voices from the Attic. She grew up in Alaska and Pennsylvania, has an education in mathematics and many years of experience in software development, and is now uncaged.

David Joez Villaverde is an editor for the After Happy Hour Review in Pittsburgh. His writing has been featured in Cheap Pop, After the Pause, the Belle Rêve Literary Journal and the Jewish Literary Journal among others. He has forthcoming work in the Great American Wiseass Poetry Anthology. He lives in Mount Washington with his cat Yoshimi. His writing can occasionally be found at schadenfreudeanslip.com

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