Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012 (Madwomen in the Attic)

Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
May 8, 2012

Tess Barry has an MA in English from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently enrolled in Carlow University's MFA program.  Her work has appeared most recently in Natural Language: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Sunday Poetry and Reading Series Anthology, Carlow University Press's Voices from The Attic: Volume XVI, Girls with Glasses, and Sampsonia Way, an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh.  She has been a guest poet on WYEP's weekly radio show Prosody.

Doralee Brooks, a teacher in the Developmental Studies Department at the Community College of Allegheny County, is a Cave Canem fellow and a fellow of the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project. Doralee is an MFA candidate at Carlow University. Her work has appeared in the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette, the Pennsylvania Literary Journal, and Callaloo.

Angela J. Cornelius is an artist, raconteur, entrepreneur, and foremost – a seeker.  She has worked for the federal government in international intelligence, corporate marketing and business, and higher education. Angela studied creative writing at George Mason University in Virginia, and the Richard Hugo House in Seattle.  She was the flash fiction winner at Bumbershoot Arts Festival in 2004. As an educator, Angela was a public high school art teacher, nonprofit art instructor at Seattle 911 Media Arts, and Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Center for the Arts, and she was a professor in digital media at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Angela currently runs her own creative consulting business.

Caley Ferguson teaches Adult Basic Education through Literacy AmeriCorps in Pittsburgh and serves as a low-level ABE tutor in Squirrel Hill through the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council.  She graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a BA in English literature and minors in creative writing and gender studies.  In college she served as poetry editor for two years with the WVW literary journal, The Vandalia, where her work was also published. As an undergrad she studied with Aaron Smith, and has been studying with Jan Beatty through the Madwomen program since fall of 2011.

Celeste Gainey holds a BFA in film and television from New York University and an MFA in creative writing/poetry from Carlow University.  Her chapbook, In the land of speculation & seismography, selected by Elioses Klein Healy as a runner-up for the 2010 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize was Published by Seven Kitchens Press was published in 2011.  Most recently, her poems have appeared in Columbia Poetry Review and BLOOM

Emily Mohn has published her poems in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh City Paper, and Carlow University's Voices from the Attic. She has taught middle-school English, and currently works in the English department at Carnegie Mellon. A Pittsburgh native, she earned a BA from Colgate University and an MA from Boston University.

Maritza Mosquera, best known for her thousand-arm reach toward creating community and ending oppression through art; lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Being born amidst the Ecuadorian Andes peaked her desire for hot luscious delicacies close to her palate both in food, loving and art. She is best known for her work with contemporary artists, curators, educational leaders, community activists and leadership organizations; building lasting partnerships. Words have always existed in her work, both as printed and ethereal matter. Mosquera received her MFA from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She exhibits her artwork and builds community through dialogues nationally and internationally.

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