Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June 1, 2021 (Solarczyk, Barnett, Rice, Barnes & Caballero)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
June 1, 2021

 

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.

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Cameron Barnett is a Pittsburgh poet and teacher, and an editor for Pittsburgh Poetry JournalHe’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.

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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. 

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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.

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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 ReviewMemorius, 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.

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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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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

May 19, 2021 (Kerr, Friend, Rudolph, Kane & Suárez)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
May 19, 2021
 

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)
 

Diane Kerr’s second full-length collection, Perigee, won the 2020 Brittingham Prize from the University of Wisconsin Press .  Her first book, Butterfly, was published by WordTech Communications in 2014 and her chapbook One by Parallel Press in 2007. Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Mississippi Review, Pearl , and Poetry East, among others. She has been awarded fellowships to Ropewalk and Hedgebrook and holds a M.F.A. from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers.  Kerr has taught writing at the University of Pittsburgh and mentors in the Madwomen in the Attic creative writing program at Carlow University in Pittsburgh. She recently won first place for her poem, “The Distinguished Thing: A Colloquy,” in Palette Poetry’s 2021 Previously Published Prize. https://www.palettepoetry.com/2021/05/18/winners-and-finalists-of-the-2021-previously-published-prize/

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Malcolm Friend is a poet originally from the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle , Washington . He received his BA from Vanderbilt University , and his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh . He is the author of the chapbook mxd kd mixtape (Glass Poetry, 2017) and the full-length collection Our Bruises Kept Singing Purple (Inlandia Books, 2018), selected by Cynthia Arrieu-King as winner of the 2017 Hillary Gravendyk Prize. Together with JR Mahung he is a member of Black Plantains, an Afrocaribbean poetry collective.

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Cedric Rudolph first moved to Pittsburgh in 2016 to pursue teaching incarcerated populations under a Words Without Walls fellowship from Chatham University. For two years, he taught at Allegheny County Jail and the now-defunct SCI Pittsburgh. In 2018, he graduated from Chatham with an MFA in Poetry and in Pedagogy. He is currently in his third year of teaching fiction and poetry to middle and high school writers at the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts school (CAPA). He is one of the founding editors for Beautiful Cadaver, which publishes social justice-themed anthologies. His publications include The Laurel ReviewSanta Fe Literary ReviewCoal Hill Review and The Pittsburgh Neighborhood Guidebook.

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Kelli Stevens Kane is a poet, playwright, and oral historian.  In describing Hallelujah Science, her debut collection of poetry, author Willie Perdomo says, “Kane’s level of insight, revelation, and economy becomes a spiritual exodus to the lands of being Black, white, a poet, a woman, a shadow, and a human being.”  She’s a Cave Canem Fellow who has also studied at VONA, Hurston/Wright, and Callaloo.  She’s read, published and performed nationally. For more info:  kellistevenskane.com

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Virgil Suárez was born in Havana and left Cuba with his family when he was just 12. Eventually settling in the United States , he earned a BA from California State University , Long Beach , and an MFA from Louisiana State University and is currently an associate professor of creative writing at Florida State University in Tallahassee . His tenth volume of poetry is THE PAINTED BUNTING’S LAST MOLT ( University of Pittsburgh Press , 2020). In both his poetry and his prose, Suárez seeks to capture the experience of migration. His work has appeared in a multitude of magazines and journals internationally. He has also been taking photographs on the road for the last three decades. When he is not writing, he is out riding his motorcycle up and down the Blue Highways of the Southeast, photographing disappearing urban and rural landscapes.

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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.

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The Entire Reading

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021 (Ahmed, Carter-Jones, Oaks & Roffman)

 

Hemingway's Poetry Series
May 4, 2021
 

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)

Dilruba Ahmed is the author Bring Now the Angels (Pitt Poetry Series, 2020), with poems featured in New York Times Magazine, Best American Poetry 2019, and podcasts such as The Slowdown with Tracy K. Smith and Poetry Unbound with Pádraig Ó Tuama. Her debut book of poetry, Dhaka Dust (Graywolf Press, 2011), won the Bakeless Prize.  Ahmed’s poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, New England Review, and Ploughshares. Her poetry has also been anthologized in Literature: The Human Experience; Border Lines: Poems of Migration; The Orison Anthology 2020; and elsewhere. Ahmed is the recipient of The Florida Review’s Editors’ Award, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Prize, and the Katharine Bakeless Nason Fellowship in Poetry awarded by the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Ahmed has taught with the MFA programs at Chatham University and Warren Wilson College.  www.dilrubaahmed.com

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Sheila Carter-Jones has been described by Herbert Woodward Martin as one who writes with "immediacy of tone, voice and language." Much of her work to date charts in images and music the lived experiences of a small-town girl brought up in a house across from the boney dump of Republic Steel Coal Mines outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has been published in Pennsylvania Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Tri-State Anthology, Blair Mountain Press and Flights. Grace Cavalieri, producer and host of "The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress" says that Sheila's recent book Blackberry Cobbler Song premiers a narrative poet in the greatest tradition of American storytellers.

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Jeff Oaks' debut book of poetry, Little What, was published by Lily Poetry Review Books in September 2019. A recipient of three Pennsylvania Council of the Arts fellowships, Oaks has published poems in a number of literary magazines, most recently in Best New Poets, Field, Georgia Review, Missouri Review, Superstition Review, and Tupelo Quarterly. His prose has appeared in At Length, Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, Kenyon Review Online, and Water~Stone Review. Both his poems and prose have appeared in the anthologies Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction, and My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them. He teaches writing at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Rosaly DeMaios Roffman, a native New Yorker, taught creative writing, Classical Literature, World Mythology, and founded a Myth/Folklore Studies Center at IUP. She co-edited the prize-winning Life on the Line, and is the author of Going to Bed Whole, Tottering Palaces, The Approximate Message, and In the Fall of a Sparrow.  She has read her poems in Ireland, Greece, Mexico, Israel, Spain, and Bratislava and has collaborated on 20 pieces with composers and other artists. Her poems have been translated into Japanese, Slovak and Hebrew. She has received grants from the National Endowment and the Witter Bynner Foundations and was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award in the Arts. She is the facilitator of Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop.
www.squirrelhillpoets.org. In 2012 Tebot Bach published her latest book of poems, I Want to Thank My Eyes
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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.

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The Entire Reading

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