Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June 26, 2012 (Wilson, James, Wurster)

Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
June 26, 2012

Lori Wilson works as a computer systems analyst.  She received her M.A. in Economics from Harvard University. Her poetry has appeared in various literary journals and publications, including the new anthology, Along These Rivers, Poetry and Photography from Pittsburgh (Quadrant Publishing, 2008). A resident of Morgantown, West Virginia, she has four grown children.  Her book of poetry, House Where a Woman, was published by Autumn House Press in 2008.

Mike James, a native of South Carolina, has lived in Louisiana, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Georgia where he now makes his home in the suburbs of Atlanta. His poetry has been widely published in magazines and newspapers throughout the country. His books of poetry include Not Here, All Those Goodbyes, Pennies From An Empty Jar, Nothing But Love and Alternate Endings. Since 2005, he and his wife, Diane, have run Yellow Pepper Press, a small poetry broadside press. Mike was formerly a member of Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange, and he's traveling here as we celebrate his newest book of poetry, Past Due Notices, published in April 2012 by Main Street Rag.

Michael Wurster was born in Moline, Illinois, and has lived in Iowa, Virginia and Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Pittsburgh with his Siamese cat, Hawthorne. He is a founding member of Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange and for seventeen years taught poetry Pittsburgh Center for the Arts School. His most recent book of poetry is The British Detective published by Main Street Rag. Two previous poetry collections are The Cruelty of the Desert (Cottage Wordsmiths, 1989) and The Snake Charmer's Daughter (ELEMENOPE, 2000). He is co-editor, with Judith R. Robinson, of the anthology Along These Rivers: Poetry & Photography from Pittsburgh (Quadrant Press, 2008). In 1996, Wurster was an inaugural recipient of a Pittsburgh Magazine Harry Schwalb Excellence in the Arts Award for his contributions to poetry and the community.

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