Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July 24, 2012 (Hoover, Jampole. Alberts, Schneider)

Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
July 24, 2012

Elizabeth Hoover is a poet, critic, and journalist. She has contributed poetry reviews and author interviews to such publications as The Paris Review, The Los Angeles Times, and The Dallas Morning News.  Her poetry has appeared in Poetry Northwest, Hayden's Ferry Review, Natural Bridge, and The Massachusetts Review, among others. In 2012, she received second place in the Split This Rock Poetry of Provocation and Witness Contest.  Other honors include a residency at the Virginia Colony of the Creative Arts, and nominations for Sundress Publications Best of the Net award, and a Pushcart. She received a combined MFA/MA from Indiana University and is currently working on biographies of Walter Dean Myers and Robert Hayden.

Marc Jampole wrote Music from Words, published by Bellday Books.  His poetry has appeared in Evansville Review, Mississippi Review, Cortland Review, Vallum, Slant, Ellipsis and other journals.  Through the years, four of his poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. More than 1,200 freelance articles he has written on a various topics have been published in magazines and newspapers.  Marc also writes the OpEdge blog, which appears on the websites of two national publications.  

Renée Alberts poetry and visual art have appeared in print, dance performances, live radio shows and at least one tattoo.  As They Fall, a collection of short poems from her Detail a Day Project, was published by Lilliput Broadsides in 2012.  She is author of the collection, No Water, and editor of Natural Language: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Sunday Poetry and Reading Anthology, a collection of writers featured in the series she founded.  She guest hosts WESA 90.5 FM's Prosody and moderates the Pittsburgh Literary Calendar.

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, Hunger Mountain, Notre Dame Review, Cimarron Review, Atlanta Review, Shenandoah, Poet Lore and Poetry.  His chapbook, Rooster, came out in 2004.

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