Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011 (Hatcher, Khoury, Murabito, Schneider)

Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
June 14, 2011

Roberta Hatcher teaches French at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She was a 2009 finalist for the Patricia Dobler Poetry Award, and her poetry has appeared in The Comstock Review, YAWP,  and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She has been a guest on WYEP’s Prosody and was a featured reader in a session devoted to Border-Crossing Poetry at the 2010 Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Montreal. Her recently completed poetry manuscript is titled Boundary Waters.  

Jill Khoury's poems have appeared in numerous journals including Sentence, Harpur Palate. and a feature issue of the journal mannequin envy, that showcased poets who were also visual artists.  She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice by Breath and Shadow: A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature.  Her most recent publications include a contribution to Open Thread, a regional review that features writers from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, and  Borrowed Bodies, a chapbook that was released in 2009 from Pudding House Press. Her work is forthcoming in an anthology of prose and poetry by Carnegie Mellon University creative writing alumni. She currently teaches writing at Duquesne University.

Stephen Murabito teaches composition, fiction, and poetry at University of Pittsburgh Greensburg. He was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.  His short stories have appeared in such places as North American Review, Antietam Review, Sou’wester, Brooklyn Review, and Paper Street. His poems have appeared in such places as Beloit Poetry Journal, Mississippi Review, Italian-Americana, and 5AM.  His books of poetry are The Oswego Fugues (2005), Communion of Asiago (2006), and Lowering the Body (2008), all from Star Cloud Press.

Mike Schneider has written widely in Pittsburgh publications, including award-winning articles in Pittsburgh Magazine. He organized the February 2003 reading in Market Square where 27 Pittsburgh-area poets expressed their opposition to impending war in Iraq.  He received a 2003-04 Creative Artists Stipend in Arts Commentary from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts.  His poems appear in several anthologies and many journals, including 5 AM, Atlanta Review, Atlanta Review, Shenandoah, Poet Lore and Poetry.  His chapbook, Rooster, came out in 2004.

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