Saturday, September 20, 2014

September 20, 2014 (Emanual, Katz & Smith)

Versify Poetry Series

September 20, 2014

Note: This event was curated by Robert Walicki and is not part of the Hemingway's Poetry Series. 

The event began with an introduction from Robert Walicki.

Lynn Emanuel then introduced Joy Katz and read one of her poems.

Joy Katz recently relocated to Pittsburgh from New York. She is editor-at-large for the journal Pleiades and has taught literature and undergraduate and graduate poetry workshops at Stanford, NYU, The New School, Washington University in St Louis, and University of Missouri-St Louis. Her poetry collections are The Garden Room and Fabulae; she also co-edited the recent anthology Dark Horses: Poets on Lost Poems. Her poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Notre Dame Review, Fence, Colorado Review, Bomb, Court Green, Seneca Review, and the New York Times Book Review, among other places. Her honors include a Stegner fellowship at Stanford University.

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Ellen McGrath Smith teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and in the Carlow University Madwomen in the Attic.. Her work has been recognized with an AROHO Orlando Prize, an Academy of American Poets award, a Rainmaker Award from Zone 3 magazine, and a 2007 Individual Artist grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Her second chapbook, Scatter, Feed, is coming out in October from Seven Kitchens Press and will be available for sale the night of the reading.

Lynn Emanuel holds a BA from Bennington College, an MA from the City College of New York, and an MFA from the University of Iowa. She has taught at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Bennington Writers' Conference, and The Warren Wilson Program in Creative Writing. Currently, she is a Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of four books of poetry:Hotel Fiesta; The Dig; Then, Suddenly; and Noose and Hook. Her work has been featured in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and Best American Poetry eight times and is included in The Oxford Book of American Poetry. She has been a poetry editor for the Pushcart Prize Anthology, a member of the Literature Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts, and a judge for the National Book Awards. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Eric Matthieu King Award from The Academy of American Poets, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a National Poetry Series Award.

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