Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012 (Barnes, McNaugher, Vicari)

Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
May 15, 2012

Madeleine Barnes is about to graduate from Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor's degree in creative writing and fine arts. Her poems have appeared in The Rattling Wall, Weave Magazine, Open Thread, The Albion Review, Allegheny Review, 5AM, North Central Review and other journals.  She is the recipient of the 2009 Borders Open Door Poetry Prize, judged by Billy Collins, the Princeton Poetry Prize, and the Women's Press Club Prize for journalism. Some of her poetry and artwork can be found on the website: madeleinebarnes.com

Heather McNaugher teaches poetry, nonfiction, and literature at her alma mater, Chatham University, and is poetry editor of Fourth River. Her work has appeared in 5 A.M., The Bellevue Literary Review, New Ohio Review, The Gay & Lesbian 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. in English from The State University of New York at Binghamton. While working for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, she almost became a librarian. She's tried living elsewhere, but keeps coming back to Pittsburgh. Her book of poetry, System of Hideouts, was published by Main Street Rag in April 2012.

Justin Vicari's first full-length collection of poetry, The Professional Weepers, won the 2007-2008 Transcontinental Poetry Award, and was published in 2011 by Pavement Saw Press. He is the author of the poetry chapbook, Siamese Twins of the 21st Century (West Town Press, 2008), and also the translator of Woman Bathing Light to Dark: Prose Poems of Paul Eluard (Toad Press, 2006) and The Baden-Baden Learning Play on Acquiescence by Bertolt Brecht (Toad Press, 2009). His work appears in The Ledge, Rhino, Southern Poetry Review, Fugue, Phoebe, Redactions, 32 Poems, Paper Street, Eclipse, Interim, and The Modern Review, and is forthcoming in Hotel Amerika. In 2005, he received the Third Coast Poetry Award.

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