Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July 5, 2016 (Matcho, McNaugher, Jakiela, Newman)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
July 5, 2016

Exhibit A:
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 Exhibit B:
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Post-Reading Photos (You Decide)
Standing: Dave Newman, Adam Matcho, Heather McNaugher & Jimmy Cvetic
Seated: Lori Jakiela & Joan Bauer

Adam Matcho is an obituary writer and contributor to The New Yinzer. He is a former technical writer, novelty shop clerk, basketball coach and gas station attendant. His chapbook, Six Dollars an Hour: Confessions of a Gemini Writer, was published by Liquid Paper Press and his essay collection, The Novelty Essays, was published by WPA Press. When not writing death notices, Adam tries to write about life. He lives in a former craft shop with his wife, two sons and too many animals. As Dave Newman has said, "Adam Matcho has more talent than most corporations have profits, and his vision of America is tragic and brilliant and hilarious.”

Heather McNaugher is the author of System of Hideouts (Main Street Rag, 2012). She teaches poetry, nonfiction, and literature at her alma mater, Chatham University, and is poetry editor of Fourth River. Her work has appeared in 5 A.M., The Bellevue Literary Review, New Ohio Review, The Gay & Lesbian Review, Leveler, and The Cortland Review, and on the radio show, Prosody. Her chapbook, Panic & Joy, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2008. She worked as a house cleaner and barista in Seattle, as a dog walker in Brooklyn, and then got her Ph.D. in English from The State University of New York at Binghamton. While working for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, she almost became a librarian. She's tried living elsewhere, but keeps coming back to Pittsburgh.

Lori Jakiela is the author of the memoirs Miss New York Has Everything (Hatchette, 2006); The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious (C&R Press, 2013 and WPA Press, 2015); and Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe (Atticus Books, 2015). She is also the author of Spot the Terrorist (Turning Point, 2012), a collection of mostly narrative poems about her years as a flight attendant. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and more. She is the recipient of the 2015 City of Asylum/Pittsburgh Prize, a Golden Quill Award for column writing, and many Pushcart Prize nominations. She co-directs the summer writers festival at Chautauqua Institution and teaches in the writing programs at Pitt-Greensburg and Chatham University. She lives in Trafford with her husband, the author Dave Newman, and their children. Her author website is http://lorijakiela.net

Dave Newman is the author of five books, including The Poem Factory (White Gorilla Press, 2015), the novel Two Small Birds (Writers Tribe Books, 2014), and the collection The Slaughterhouse Poems (White Gorilla Press, 2013), named one of the best books of the year by L Magazine. He works in chronic pain research, serving elders, and lives in Trafford, PA, the last town in the Electric Valley, with his wife, the writer Lori Jakiela, and their two children.

Open Mic

Jimmy Cvetic Reads A Poem For Shine

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