Tuesday, June 28, 2016

June 28, 2016 (Hatcher, Krygowski, Stupp, Wray, Wurster)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
June 21, 2016


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Post-Reading Photo (Nobody Snuck Out Early!)
Standing: Joan Bauer, Jimmy Cvetic, John Stupp, Roberta Hatcher & Lawrence Wray
Seated: Nancy Krygowski & Michael Wurster

Roberta Hatcher’s poetry has appeared in The Comstock Review, Main Street Rag, St. Petersburg Review, Storm Cellar, Rune, Pittsburgh’s City Paper, and the Post-Gazette, among others. She has been a finalist for the Patricia Dobler Award, was runner-up for the Arkadii Dragomoshchenko Prize for Innovative Use of Language in Poetry, and her poem French Lesson #3 was nominated for Best American Poets 2014. She holds a Ph.D. in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently tutors candidates for citizenship at the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. Her chapbook French Lessons (Finishing Line Press) will be published this summer.

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Nancy Krygowski‘s book of poems, Velocity, won the 2006 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. She’s received grants from the PA Council on the Arts and from the Pittsburgh Foundation, plus residencies at the Jentel Foundation and The Kimmel Nelson Harding Center for the Arts. She works as an adult literacy instructor.


John Stupp is the author of the 2007 chapbook The Blue Pacific and the 2015 full-length collection Advice from the Bed of a Friend both by Main Street Rag. His new book How Tuesday Began will be published by Finishing Line Press. Recent poetry has appeared or will be appearing in SHARKPACK Poetry Review, The White Whale Review, The Rising Phoenix Review, The Pittsburgh Poetry Review, SHARK REEF Literary Magazine, By&By Poetry and on the radio show Prosody. He lives in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.


Lawrence Wray’s poems have appeared in Poetry Salzburg Review, Heart, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Crab Orchard Review, and Cider Press Review, among others. His poem “At the Moment of Passing, Clocks” is included in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette anthology of art and poetry called Verse Envisioned. Lawrence studied Comparative Literature at Binghamton University, English at Duquesne University, and is a member of an annual meeting of poets which grew out of the Frost Place. Conte and Weave nominated his work for a Pushcart Prize. His collection of poems, The Night People Imagine, was a finalist for the Patricia Bibby Memorial Prize at Tebot Bach Press, and for the Brighthorse Poetry Prize, as well as the Antivenom Prize at Elixir Press.


Michael Wurster has lived in Pittsburgh since 1964 and is a founding member of Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange. For 17 years, 1993-2010, he taught at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts School. In 2009, his book, The British Detective, was published by Main Street Rag. His two previous poetry collections are The Cruelty of the Desert (Cottage Wordsmiths, 1989) and The Snake Charmer's Daughter (ELEMENOPE, 2000). He is co-editor, with Judith R. Robinson, of the anthology, Along These Rivers: Poetry & Photography from Pittsburgh (Quadrant Press, 2008), and The Brentwood Anthology (Lummox Press, 2014). In 1996, Wurster was an inaugural recipient of a Pittsburgh Magazine Harry Schwalb Excellence in the Arts Award for his contributions to poetry and the community.


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