Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017 (Pittsburgh Poetry Society)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
May 9, 2017

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Standing L-R: Jimmy Cvetic, Jeen-Shang Lin, Sally (Sara) Davis & Joan Bauer
Seated L-R: Beth Voltz, Judy Yogman, Christine Aikens Wolfe & Nancy Esther James

Sally (Sara) Davis’s chapbook, Spent, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2014. Her work has been anthologized in LavandariaA Mixed Load of Women, Wash, and Words, published by City Works Press, Voices from the Attic, Riverspeak, Threads, Broad River Review, Evening Street Review, and in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and is forthcoming in Blueline Magazine.

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Jeen-Shang Lin currently teaches civil engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He wrote poems in his youthful days during college. Only in the past few years did he start writing again, an indisputable living proof that inhaling enough Pittsburgh air is a sufficient condition for becoming a poet. However, he only has a small repertoire; it could be that his professional writing is smothering the poetry in him, or more plausibly, he simply writes at the pace of a snail crawling.

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Beth Voltz is a recently retired English teacher. She has always enjoyed reading poetry but attributes her interest in the writing of it to two distinct events that helped her develop her skills in this genre. The first event was becoming a Fellow of the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project in 1995. This experience helped her shed some of her inhibitions about constructing poems. The second event was taking poetry writing classes at Carlow University's Madwomen in the Attic Writing Program. At Madwomen she gained the confidence to share her poetry aloud. 

Christine Aikens Wolfe is a reading specialist with the Pittsburgh Public Schools. Christine has published poems in Sonnetto Poesia, a bi-lingual quarterly out of Ottawa since fall 2006.  Her poetry, fiction, and articles have appeared in the publications of the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, including Parachute, the WPWP Bulletin, Riverspeak, and Threads, and in the Pittsburgh Poetry Society's  bi-annual magazine, The Potter's Wheel.  Her poetry has also been published in Woman Becoming and Poetry Magazine, and the multi-media book, Fission and Form. She is the co-editor of The Poetic Classroom (Autumn House Press) and currently serves as president of the Pittsburgh Poetry Society. 
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Judy Yogman is a retired ESL teacher. She enjoys trying new poetic forms, misses Anita Byerly's little workshop and recently became a member of the Pittsburgh Poetry Society. Though lazy about submitting poems, she has submitted work that has appeared in the Post-Gazette and in various anthologies, including Out of the Rough: Women's Poems of Survival and Celebration, Along These Rivers, and Written on Water: Writings about the Allegheny River. She is married, with three sons and three granddaughters.

Open Mic

Jimmy Cvetic Reads Monkey House

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