Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012 (Greenberg, Brice, Carter-Jones, Deahl)

Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
May 22, 2012

Lois Greenberg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who makes her living as a psychotherapist, specializing in grief and adoption issues.  She has  two grown children and earned her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh, where she served on the faculty from 1978-1991.  She has studied with Michael Wurster, Jan Beaty, Ellen Smith and others.  Her poetry has appeared in HEArt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Paper Street, and the anthologies, The Eternal Fire, Along These Rivers: Poetry and Photography from Pittsburgh, Alternatives to Surrender, and Voices from the Attic. Her first full-length book of poetry, Willing to Lie, has recently been published by MadBooks.

Judith Brice, a former psychiatrist, credits much of her inspiration to her past work with her patients, her own experiences with illness, her love for nature and her strong feelings about politics. Her work has been published in several newspapers, reviews, and anthologies including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the City Paper (of Pittsburgh), the Paterson Literary Review, Poesia, and The Lyric. She has received Editor’s Choice Award in the Alan Ginsburg Poetry Contest in 2008 Paterson Literary Review for one of her poems, and another poem is currently in the permanent archives of the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Her book of poems, Renditions in a Palette, will be published by WordTech Communications in 2013.

Sheila Carter-Jones credits the domestic working women in the small coal mining community where she grew up as the spiritual source of her poetic inspiration. Her poetry is published in anthologies and journals including Crossing Limits, Pennsylvania Review, Riverspeak, and Coal: A Poetry Anthology, and a chapbook, Blackberry Cobbler Song. Her book of poetry, Three Birds Deep, was recently selected by Elizabeth Alexander for publication by Lotus Press.

James Deahl was born in Pittsburgh in 1945, and grew up in that city as well as in and around the Laurel Highlands of the Appalachian Mountains. He moved to Canada in 1970 and holds Canadian citizenship. He’s the author (or, in the case of Tu Fu’s poetry, translator) of twenty literary titles. His most recent books are North Of Belleville and Opening The Stone Heart. A cycle of his poems is the focus of a one-hour TV special, Under the Watchful Eye. Both the video and an audiotape have been reissued on CD and DVD by Silver Falls Video. In addition to his writing, he has taught creative writing and Canadian literature at the high school, college, and university levels. He no longer teaches, and for over a dozen years has mostly been a full-time writer/editor/translator. James Deahl lives in Sarnia. He is the father of Sarah, Simone, and Shona.

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