Special thanks to White Whale Events Manager Anna Claire Weber for hosting and recording this Zoom event.
Note that a link for the entire reading is available at the bottom of this post.
Kristofer Collins is the longtime Books Editor for Pittsburgh Magazine. He is the co-curator of The Hemingway's Summer Poetry Series. His latest book The River Is Another Kind of Prayer: New & Selected Poems was published in 2020 by Kung Fu Treachery Press. His latest project, The Pittsburgh Book Review can be found at https://pittsburghbookreview.blogspot.com/. He lives in Stanton Heights with his wife and son.Opening Comments by Kristofer Collins - Click to Play (Right-Click to Download)
Bart Solarczyk grew up on the South Side of Pittsburgh, PA and now lives in the North Hills. Over the past four decades his poetry has appeared in a variety of publications. He is the author of nine chapbooks. Titled World (Low Ghost Press) is his first full length book of poems.
Cameron Barnett is a Pittsburgh poet and teacher, and an editor for Pittsburgh Poetry Journal. He’s the author of The Drowning Boy’s Guide to Water, winner of the Rising Writer contest, and Finalist for an NAACP Image Award. Cameron’s work explores the complexity of race and the body for a black man in today’s America.
Jamilla Rice dreams of when she can own her days and write. Until then, she squeezes out moments during her time as an athlete, educator, speaker, aunt, gardener, book nerd, baker, and British detective drama junkie. Her work has been published in previous volumes of Voices from the Attic and Pittsburgh Poetry Review, among other anthologies and periodicals. You may have heard her read at Hemingway’s, White Whale Books, Delanie’s Coffee House, on WESA’s Prosody, or that one open mic in Toronto.
Madeleine Barnes is a writer, visual artist, and Mellon Foundation Public Humanities Fellow. An English PhD candidate at The Graduate Center CUNY, she serves as Poetry Editor at Cordella Press, co-curates the Lunar Walk Poetry Series, and teaches at Brooklyn College. She is the author of Women’s Work, (Tolsun Books, 2021), You Do Not Have To Be Good (Trio House Press, 2020), Light Experiment (Porkbelly Press), and The Mark My Body Draws in Light (Finishing Line Press). She is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets Poetry Prizes, the Princeton Poetry Prize, and the Gertrude Gordon Journalism Prize, among others. Her work was featured in Frontier Poetry’s “Exceptional Poetry” series alongside poetry by former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith.
M. Soledad Caballero is Professor of English and co-chair of the Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Allegheny College. Her scholarship focuses on British Romanticism, travel writing, WGSS, and interdisciplinarity. She is a CantoMundo fellow and has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net award. She was winner of the 2019 Joy Harjo poetry contest sponsored by Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. Her poem “Before an MRI: a Questionnaire" won SWWIM’s SWWIM-For-the-Fun-of-It contest in 2020. Her poems have appeared in the Missouri Review, the Mississippi Review, the Iron Horse Literary Review, Memorius, the Crab Orchard Review, and other venues. Her first collection titled I Was a Bell won the 2019 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award and will be published by Red Hen Press in fall of 2021.
Joan E. Bauer is the author of The Almost Sound of Drowning (Main Street Rag, 2008). For some years, she was a teacher and counselor. In 2007, she won the Earle Birney Poetry Prize from Prism International and in 2018, she was a finalist for the John Ciardi Poetry Prize from BkMk Press. She curates the Hemingway's Summer Poetry Series with Kristofer Collins. Her second full-length book of poetry, The Camera Artist, was published by Turning Point in 2021.Closing Remarks by Joan E. Bauer - Click to Play (Right-Click to Download)
The Entire Reading
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