Tuesday, July 9, 2019

July 9, 2019 (Krygowski, St. John & Hazo)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
July 9, 2019

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Standing: Joan Bauer
Seated L-R: Richard St. John, Nancy Krygowski, Samuel Hazo & Kristofer Collins

Opening (Entertaining) Remarks by Kristofer Collins

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Kayla Sargeson Reads a Poem by Jimmy Cvetic

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Nancy Krygowski’s first book of poems, Velocity, won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press. She is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, a Pittsburgh Foundation Grant, and several residencies. Krygowski teaches poetry workshops in Carlow University’s Madwomen in the Attic program in addition to her work as an adult ESL instructor at Literacy Pittsburgh (formerly the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council).

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Richard St. John is the author of Each Perfected Name (Truman State University Press, 2015), The Pure Inconstancy of Grace (published in 2005 by Truman State University Press, as first runner-up for the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry), and Shrine (a long poem released as a chapbook in 2011). For more information, please visit his website: www.richardstjohnpoet.com.

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Samuel Hazo is the author of poetry, fiction, essays, various works of translation and four plays. Governor Robert Casey named him Pennsylvania’s first State Poet 1993. He served until 2003. From his first book, through the National Book Award finalist Once for the Last Bandit, to his newest poems, he explores themes of mortality and love, passion and art, courage and grace in a style that is unmistakably his own. As the founder and Director/President of the International Poetry Forum, Dr. Hazo brought more than 800 poets and performers to Pittsburgh. Dr. Hazo is a former captain in the Marine Corps and the McAnulty Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Duquesne University. He has received twelve honorary degrees, is an honorary Phi Beta Kappa member, and has been awarded the Hazlett Award for Excellence in Literature from the Governor of Pennsylvania, the Forbes Medal, the Elizabeth Kray Award for Outstanding Service to Poetry from New York University, and the Griffin Award from the University of Notre Dame. His book, Just Once, received the Maurice English Poetry Prize. His new collection, When Not Yet Is Now, is forthcoming from Franciscan University Press in 2019. 

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Open Mic (With Matt Ussia, Michelle Maher, Sawyer Braun & Paul Z) 

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

July 2, 2019 (Dil, Nikolov, Robinson & Wurster)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
July 2, 2019

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Standing L-R: Shaheen Dil, Joan Bauer, Judith Robinson & Jason Baldinger
Seated L-R: Geo Nikolov, Lyubomir Nikolov, Kristofer Collins & Michael Wurster

Jason Baldinger Opens With a Poem by Jimmy Cvetic

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Shaheen Dil was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, but has led a peripatetic life.  She has spent time in many parts of the United States and traveled throughout the world.  Shaheen has worked in both academia and business, but poetry has always been her avocation.  She currently resides in New York City and Pittsburgh. Her first book of poetry, Acts of Deference, was published recently by Fakel Publishing House in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

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The recipient of the third annual Settlement House American Poetry Prize, Lyubomir Nikolov was born in 1954 in Kireevo, Bulgaria. He worked for 10 years as an editor of Literary Forum, a weekly newspaper of the Bulgarian Writers Union. In 1991 Nikolov came to the United States and has lived in Montgomery County, Maryland since 1992. He is author of nine previous poetry collections in Bulgaria, the United States, Argentina and Austria. Idle Lava is the first of his books published in Bulgaria and translated in full into English.

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Judith R. Robinson is an editor, teacher, fiction writer, poet and visual artist. A 1980 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, she has published 75+ poems, five poetry collections, one fiction collection; one novel; edited or co-edited eleven poetry collections. Teacher: Osher at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Her newest collection, Carousel, was published in January, 2017, Lummox Press. Her newest gallery exhibit, The Numbers Keep Changing, has been on display at The Pittsburgh Holocaust Center, April through June, 2019. 

For publication info & credits, art exhibitions, awards, including Pushcart nomination, Best Chapbook-Dec, 2015, on request or at: www.judithrrobinson.com

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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. His new collection, Even Then: Poems, was published by University of Pittsburgh Press in 2019.

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Open Mic (With Dean Hazelton, Janette Schafer, Judy Brice, Charlie Brice, Mark Sepe, Paul Z, Stuart Sheppard, Alyssa Sineni and Geo Nikolov) 

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

June 25, 2019 (Stonewall Uprising 50th Anniversary Reading)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
June 25, 2019

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Standing L-R: Daniela Buccilli, Celeste Gainey, Dakota Garilli, Justin Vicari & Joan Bauer
Seated: L-R: Lisa Alexander, Kristofer Collins, Heather McNaugher & James Allen Hall


Daniela Buccilli Begins With a Poem by Jimmy Cvetic

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Celeste Gainey is the author of the poetry collection, the GAFFER, (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press), cited by O, The Oprah Magazine as one of “8 New Books of Poetry to Savor” in 2015. Her chapbook, In the land of speculation & seismography (Seven Kitchens Press), was runner-up for the 2010 Robin Becker Prize. She has been a Hedgebrook Writer in Residence as well as a presenting poet at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Graduating with a BFA in Film & Television from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, as well as earning an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from Carlow University, Gainey was the first woman to be admitted to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) as a gaffer and has spent many years working with light in film and architecture. www.celestegainey.com 

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Lisa Alexander’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals including Tupelo Quarterly, 2 Bridges Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, The Burnside Review, BLOOM, and 5 AM among others. She holds an MFA in poetry from Drew University, and is a member of the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been a sound engineer for Prosody, the long-running radio show and podcast that features the work of national writers, for many years. She also co-curates the Laser Cat reading series and the MadFridays reading series.

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Dakota R. Garilli (they/them) is a queer poet, essayist, editor, and educator living in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. They received an MFA in creative writing from Chatham University in 2014 and are currently pursuing a masters of social work and teaching certification through the University of Pittsburgh. Dakota's work has been published in Homology Lit, Pretty Owl Poetry, Coal Hill Review, Fodor's Online, and elsewhere. Their chapbook, Call It Something Different, was published by Seven Kitchens Press in 2016.

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James Allen Hall's first book of poems, Now You're the Enemy, won awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Fellowship of Southern Writers. His collection of personal lyric essays, I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well, was published by Cleveland State University Press after winning their Essay Collection Award, selected by Chris Kraus. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation of the Arts, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center. James's work has appeared recently in New England Review, A Public Space, Copper Nickel, and is forthcoming in Ploughshares. He directs the Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College, where and he teaches courses in creative writing and literature.

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Heather McNaugher is the author of System of Hideouts (Main Street Rag, 2012). She teaches, nonfiction and literature at her alma mater, Chatham University and is poetry editor of Fourth River. Her work has appeared in 5 AM, The Bellevue Literary Review, New Ohio 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 from the State University of New York at Binghampton. While working for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, she almost became a librarian. She's tried living elsewhere, but keeps coming back to Pittsburgh.

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Justin Vicari  has won awards from Third Coast, New Millennium Writings, and Plan B Press.  His first collection of poems, The Professional Weepers (Pavement Saw, 2011), received the Transcontinental Award. He has also authored several books of literary, film and philosophical theory, including Male Bisexuality in Current Cinema: Images of Growth, Rebellion and Survival (McFarland, 2001), Nicholas Winding Rfn and the Violence of Art (McFarland, 2014), and Japanese Film an the Floating Mind: Cinematic Contemplations of Being (McFarland, 2016)  He is also a translator of Paul Eluard, Jean Sénac, J.-K. Huysmans, Francoise Emmanuel and Octava Mirbeau.  His second full-length book of poetry, In Search of Lost Joy, was published by Main Street Rag in 2018. 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019 (Corso, Edelman, Schneider, Simms, Squillante & Weiner)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
June 18, 2019

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Standing L-R: Barbara Edelman, Sheila Squillante, Paola Corso, Joan Bauer & Bob Pajich
Seated L-R: Michael Simms, Michael Schneider, Kristofer Collins & Arlene Weiner


Bob Pajich Opens With a Poem by Jimmy Cvetic 

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Paola Corso’s books are set in the Pittsburgh area where her Southern Italian immigrant family found work in the steel mill. A New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellow and Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award Winner, she is the author of Catina’s Haircut: A Novel in Stories on Library Journal’s notable list of first novels in Fall 2010, Giovanna’s 86 Circles And Other Stories, a John Gardner Fiction Book Award Finalist, a book of poems, Death by Renaissance, and newly released poetry collections, The Laundress Catches Her Breath, winner of the Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing, and Once I Was Told the Air Was Not for Breathing about Pittsburgh steelworkers and garment workers in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. She also co-edited Politics of Water: A Confluence of Women’s Voices with Dr. Nandita Ghosh.  She is currently poetry editor at The Thomas Merton Center for Peace and Social Justice and a book columnist for Group Against Smog and Pollution 

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Barbara Edelman’s first full-length poetry collection, Dream of the Gone-From City, came out from Carnegie Mellon University Press in February, 2017. She’s the author of two poetry chapbooks, Exposure, Finishing Line Press, 2014 and A Girl in Water, Parallel Press, 2002 and has received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant in poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and is forthcoming this month in Spillway.  She’s a lecturer in English at the University of Pittsburgh , where she coordinates the Writers’ Café. 

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Mike Schneider began writing poetry in the early 1970s, when he published an anti-war “underground” newspaper at an air force base in Ohio . He has published poems in many literary journals, including New Ohio Review, Notre Dame Review and Poetry. He received the 2012 Editors Award in Poetry from The Florida Review, and won the 2016 Robert Phillips Prize from Texas Review Press, which in 2017 published his second chapbook, How Many Faces Do You Have? 

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Michael Simms, the founder and editor of Vox Populi, has been active in politics and poetry for over 40 years as a writer, teacher, editor, and community activist. He is the founder of Autumn House Press, a nonprofit publisher of books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He’s also the author of four collections of poetry and a college textbook about poetry — and the lead editor of over 100 published books. Simms has an MFA from the University of Iowa and a Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition from Cornell University . He lives with his wife, Eva, and their two children in the historic Mount Washington neighborhood overlooking the city of Pittsburgh . 

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Sheila Squillante is the author of the poetry collection, Beautiful Nerve (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016), and three chapbooks of poetry: In This Dream of My Father (Seven Kitchens, 2014), Women Who Pawn Their Jewelry (Finishing Line, 2012) and A Woman Traces the Shoreline (Dancing Girl, 2011). She is also co-author, along with Sandra L. Faulkner, of the writing craft book, Writing the Personal: Getting Your Stories Onto the Page (Sense Publishers, 2015). Recent work has appeared or will appear in places like Copper Nickel, North Dakota Quarterly, Indiana Review, Waxwing, Menacing Hedge and River Teeth. She  teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Chatham University , where she edits The Fourth River, a journal of nature and place-based writing. From her dining room table, she edits the blog at Barrelhouse. She lives in Pittsburgh , PA , with her husband, Paul Bilger, a philosopher and experimental photographer, and their children. 

Arlene Weiner is the author of two poetry collections: City Bird (Ragged Sky, 2016) and Escape Velocity (Ragged Sky, 2006), of which Poet Joy Katz wrote, “I want to keep my favorite of these beautifully alert, surprising poems with me as I grow old.” A MacDowell Colony fellow in 2008, Arlene has been a Shakespeare scholar, a cardiology technician, a college instructor, an editor, and a research associate in educational applications of cognitive science. Her poetry has been published in journals including Off the CoastPleiadesPoet Lore, and U.S. 1 Worksheets, anthologized, and read by Garrison Keillor on his Writer’s Almanac. She also writes plays. Her play Findings was produced by Pittsburgh Playwrights Company in March 2017.

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Open Mic (Featuring Janette Schafer, Matthew Ussia, Artie Solomon, Dean Hazelton, Mark Sepe & Hannah Nathanson)

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

June 4, 2019 (Battiste, Collins, Mcilroy, Mohn-Slate & Walicki)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
June 4, 2019

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 Standing L-R: Leslie Anne Mcilroy & Joan Bauer
Seated L-R: Kristofer Collins, Emily Mohn-Slate, Michele Battiste & Bob Walicki

But First, Scott Silsbe Reads a Poem by Jimmy Cvetic

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Michele Battiste is the author of three poetry collections, including Waiting for the Wreck to Burn, which received the 2018 Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press and will be published in Spring, 2019. Her other books are Uprising (2014) and Ink for an Odd Cartography (2009), both from Black Lawrence Press. She is also the author of several chapbooks, including Left: Letters to Strangers (Grey Book Press). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Rumpus, Memorious, and Mid-American Review, among others. Michele has taught poetry workshops for Wichita State University, the Prison Arts Program in Hutchinson , KS, Gotham Writers' Workshops, and the national writing program Teen Ink. A finalist for the National Poetry Series, she has received grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, AWP, the Center for the American West, the Jerome Foundation, and the NY State Senate. She lives in Colorado where she raises money to save the planet. 

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Kristofer Collins is the Books Editor at Pittsburgh Magazine, as well as being a frequent contributor to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is the publisher of Low Ghost Press and Coleridge Street Books. His latest poetry collection, Salsa Night at Hilo Town Tavern, was published by Hyacinth Girl Press in 2017. He lives in Stanton Heights with his wife Dr. Anna Johnson and their son Cassidy. 

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Leslie Anne Mcilroy won the 1997 Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Prize for Gravel, the  2001 Word Press Poetry Prize for Rare Space and the 1997 Chicago  Literary Awards.  Her second book, Liquid Like This, was published by Word Press in 2008 and Slag by  Main Street Rag Publishing Company in 2014. Leslie’s poems appear in Grist, Jubilat,  The Mississippi Review, PANK, Poetry Magazine, the New Ohio Review, The Chiron Review and more. Leslie works as a copywriter in  Pittsburgh where she lives with her son Silas.  

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Emily Mohn-Slate is the author of FEED, co-winner of the Keystone Chapbook Prize, forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press (2019). Her poems and essays can be found in New Ohio Review, At Length, The Adroit Journal, Indiana Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her manuscript, THE FALLS, was a finalist for the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize offered by Kent State University Press, and the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize offered by University of Pittsburgh Press.   

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Robert Walicki's work has appeared in over 40 publications including Fourth River, Stone Highway Review, Red River Review, and others. A Pushcart and a Best of The Net nominee, Robert currently has two chapbooks published: A Room Full of Trees (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and The Almost Sound of Snow Falling (Night Ballet Press), which was nominated to the 2016 Poet’s House List of Books in NYC. His first full length collection, Black Angels, is forthcoming from Six Gallery Press.

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Open Mic (With Dean Hazelton, Don Wentworth, Demetre Lardas & Ryan Reagan)

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019 (Memorial Day Reading)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
May 28, 2019

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Standing L-R: Shawn Jones, Bob Ziller & Joan Bauer
Seated L-R: Matthew Borczon, Romella Kitchens & Kristofer Collins

Matthew Borczon is a poet and Navy sailor from Erie, Pa. He served in the busiest combat hospital in Afghanistan from 2010-11. He writes about war and his struggles with PTSD. His book A Clock of Human Bones won the Yellow Chair Review chapbook contest in 2015. In 2016, his book Battle Lines was published by Epic Rites Press. His book Ghost Train was published by Weasel Press in 2017. He continues to publish widely in the small press. When he is not writing, Matthew is a nurse to adults with developmental disabilities. He has a wife and four children.

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Bob Ziller Reads the War Poetry of Jimmy Cvetic

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Kristofer Collins Reads the War Poetry of Jimmy Cvetic

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Shawn Jones grew up in Monroeville and joined the Army in 2001 as a combat engineer and paratrooper.  He was deployed in Kosovo 2001-2, Iraq 2003-4 and twice to Afghanistan 2006-7 and 2009-10.  While in Afghanistan, he looked and helped dispose  of bombs and unexploded ordnance.  He was awarded the Army Commendation w/ Valor in 2006 for actions during combat. He writes about his experience in combat and dealing with its long lasting effects. He is a full-time student at CCAC majoring in and hopes to become a therapist to help other veterans. 

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Romella Kitchens Reads the War Poetry of Yusef Komunyakaa 

Joan Bauer Reads the War Poetry of Bruce Weigl

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Open Mic (With Barry Govenor, Mark Sepe & Christine Telfer)

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019 (Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
May 21, 2019

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 Standing L-R: Timons Esaias, Christine Telfer, Roberta Hatcher, Stephen Genetti, Gene Hirsch & Joan Bauer
Seated L-R: Joe Kaldon, Stuart Sheppard, Barry Govenor & Kristofer Collins

Kristofer Collins Opens the reading with a poem by Jimmy Cvetic

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Stephen Genetti is a tween library assistant at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and a valet for the Ace Hotel living in Pittsburgh , PA. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh . His poetry has yet to be discovered but he has enjoyed the company of fellow poets in the Pittsburgh area. 

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Barry Govenor was born and raised in the steel town of  Charleroi , PA. 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 formerly served as a member of the Board of Trustees.  
 
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Roberta Hatcher’s poetry has appeared in Main Street Rag, St. Petersburg Review, Storm Cellar and  the Pittsburgh 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 is the training coordinator for Literacy Pittsburgh (formerly Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council), where she trains volunteer tutors. Her chapbook French Lessons was published in 2017. 

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As a youngster, Gene Hirsch studied “New” music with Stefan Wolpe. He received an MD degree with an academic career in Cardiology, Geriatrics, and Humanities in Medicine.  He has written poetry since medical school with poems appearing in medical journals, anthologies, Crossing Limits, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and others.  In 1992, Gene initiated a writing program at the John C. Campbell Folk School , Brasstown , NC , in which he teaches and has produced five anthologies featuring students and an active poetry community.  He has been resident poet at the folk school, Consortium Ethics Program (Univ. Pitt.), and Forbes Hospice.  He attends the Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange.

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Joe Kaldon  lives in Aliquippa , Pennsylvania and is the author of Rust Belt. He works as a product manager for a steel company and is a graduate of Penn State . He enjoys writing, ranging from letters-to-the-editor to essays to poetry, and this web site www.joekaldon.com is his latest effort. His poetry has appeared in Taproot Literary Review, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Brentwood Anthology edited by Judith Robinson and Michael Wurster. 

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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,  Pittsburgh Poetry Review, and other publications. 

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Christine Telfer served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria (1991-93), where she taught English as a foreign language, and has since made a living mostly by teaching ESL and Citizenship classes to immigrants. She has held part-time jobs in various bookstores, most recently at A.F. Booksellers, where she sometimes organizes events. In the late ‘80’s, she received an Elizabeth Jones scholarship (awarded for a manuscript) from the University of New Hampshire to study with Charles Simic. A member of PPE since the mid ‘90’s, she was founding Editor of The Exchange. Her poems have appeared in various publications, including Along These Rivers: Poetry & Photography from Pittsburgh , The Brentwood Anthology, Poetalk, Nasty Women and Bad Hombres, and Main Street Rag. Recently, she has been a guest artist for Steppin’ Stanzas and has had work accepted for The Boom Project anthology. 

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Timons Esaias is a poet, satirist, essayist, and writer of short fiction whose works have appeared in twenty languages. He has been a finalist for the British Science Fiction Aw.ard, and won the 2005 Asimov's Readers Award for poetry. Literary publications include 5AM, New Orleans Review, Connecticut Review, and Barbaric Yawp. His Louis Award-winning full-length collection, Why Elephants No Longer Communicate in Greek, was released by Concrete Wolf earlier this year. For more, go to www.timonsesaias.com 

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Open Mic (With Jeff Schneider, Ian Heiss, Jesca Leigh, Kevin Finn & Paul Z.)


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