Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 12, 2012 (Adès, Edelman, Collins, Smith)

Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
June 12, 2012

David Adès moved to Pittsburgh from Adelaide, Australia in April 2011.  His poems have appeared widely in Australia,in publications including over 20 of the Friendly Street Poetry Readers and numerous Australian literary magazines, such as Island, Blue Dog, Five Bells, Tirra, Wet Ink, Famous Reporter, Transnational Literature and others with some poems also appearing in translation in Vatra (Rumania).  He has appeared on the Australian radio program Poetica, and is one of 9 poets featured in a CD title 'Adelaide 9 The Poetry of the City.'  His collection, Mapping the World, was commended for the Fellowship of Australian Writers Anne Elder Award 2008.

Barbara Edelman is the author of a poetry chapbook, A Girl in Water, from Parallel Press. Her poems and prose have appeared in various journals, among them Prairie Schooner, Rattle, 5 AM, and Arts & Letters, and in several anthologies. She has received a PA Council on the Arts grant in poetry and residency fellowships from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. She teaches writing and literature at the University of Pittsburgh.

Kristopher Collins is the Books Editor of Pittsburgh Magazine.  He runs Low Ghost Press.  He also owns Desolation Row Records and manages Caliban Bookshop in Oakland.  His most recent chapbook is "Last Call" published by Speed & Briscoe in 2010.

Ellen McGrath Smith teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and in the Carlow University Madwomen in the Attic program. Poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Now Culture, The American Poetry Review, Cerise, The Same, Kestrel, Oranges & Sardines, Diner, 5 a.m., Oxford Magazine, The Prose Poem: An International Journal, Southern Poetry Review, Descant (Canada), and others. Anthology publications include Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos, 2011), Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-Po Listserv (Red Hen Press, 2008),and others. Flash fiction in Weave, Switchback, Thick Jam, and The Shadyside Review; forthcoming in Thumbnail Magazine.

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