Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July 12, 2016 (Andrews, Bashaar, Berry, Khoury, Smith)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
July 12, 2016

Featured Readers
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Standing: Jimmy Cvetic, Jennifer Jackson Berry, Margaret Bashaar, Kelly Andrews & Joan Bauer
Seated: Erin Elizabeth Smith & Jill Khoury

Kelly Andrews' poems have appeared or are forthcoming in PANK, Prick of the Spindle, Pittsburgh Poetry Review Menacing Hedge, Lime Hawk, Rogue Agent, IDK Magazine, and Weave Magazine, among others.  Her chapbook, "Mule Skinner," is available from Dancing Girl Press (2014).  She is a poetry co-editor for the online journals Pretty Owl Poetry and Hot Metal Bridge and has a hand in creating B.E. Quarterly, a community-based Pittsburgh xine. She also curates the Pretty Owl Spotlight reading series held at Classic Lines bookstore. For more, go to her website: kellyandrewspoetry.com 

Margaret Bashaar's first book, Stationed Near the Gateway, was released by Sundress Publications in 2015. She also has three chapbooks, Barefoot and Listening (Tilt, 2009), Letters from Room 27 of the Grand Midway Hotel (Blood Pudding Press, 2011), and Rungs written with Lauren Eggert-Crowe (Grey Book Press, 2015). Her work has appeared in journals such as Caketrain, New South, Rhino, PANK, Copper Nickel, and Arsenic Lobster, among others. She edits Hyacinth Girl Press and co-runs FREE POEMS with Rachael Deacon.

Jennifer Jackson Berry’s first full length collection of poetry The Feeder is forthcoming from YesYes Books in 2016. She is also the author of the chapbooks When I Was a Girl (Sundress Publications) and Nothing But Candy (Liquid Paper Press). Her poems have appeared in journals such as Booth, The Emerson Review, Harpur Palate, Moon City Review, Stirring, and Whiskey Island, among others. Poems also appeared in various anthologies, including New Poetry from the Midwest (New American Press, 2015), We Will Be Shelter (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014), and By the Slice (Spooky Girlfriend Press, 2014). She has been featured on Prosody on WESA-FM. She holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Indiana University’s MFA program. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Pittsburgh Poetry Review and an Assistant Editor for WomenArts Quarterly Journal. She lives in the Braddock Hills neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Jill Khoury is the author of Suites for the Modern Dancer (Sundress Press, 2016). Jill is interested in the intersection of poetry, visual art, representations of gender, and disability. She is a Western Pennsylvania Writing Project fellow and has taught writing and literature in high school, university, and enrichment environments. She holds an MFA from The Ohio State University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Arsenic Lobster, Copper Nickel, Inter|rupture, and Portland Review. She has also been anthologized in Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence, Pudding House Press released her chapbook, Borrowed Bodies, in 2009. For more, go to www.jillkhoury.com 

Erin Elizabeth Smith, originally from Lexington, South Carolina, holds a B.A. in English from Binghamton University, an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Illinois,and a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern Mississippi. She currently teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Tennessee. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections as well as a chapbook. Smith lives in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where she coordinates weekend workshops for writers in the Knoxville area. In 1999, Smith founded Stirring: A Literary Collection, now one of the oldest continually-published literary journals on the internet. A year later, she founded Sundress Publications, a literary organization that publishes several online journals as well as chapbooks and full-length poetry collections in both print and electronic formats. Since 2006, Smith has edited the Best of the Net Anthology, also published by Sundress.

Open Mic

Jimmy Cvetic Reads Too Tall Tommy

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