Saturday, October 11, 2014

October 11, 2014 (US 1 Worksheets Contributors)

US 1 Worksheets Contributors
October 11, 2014

Note: This event was curated by Arlene Weiner and is not part of the Hemingway's Poetry Series. It features local poets whose work has appeared in US 1 Worksheets, a poetry and fiction magazine published by a Poets' Cooperative in Princeton, New Jersey.

David Adès moved to Pittsburgh from Australia in April 2011. He has been a member of Friendly Street Poets since 1979. His collection, Mapping the World, was commended for the Fellowship of Australian Writers Anne Elder Award 2008. He was a volunteer editor of the Australian Poetry Members Anthology, Metabolism. His poems have appeared widely in Australia and US publications.  Recent poems have been published or are forthcoming in Blast Furnace, Broad River Review, Cyclamens and Swords, Grey Sparrow Journal, Philadelphia Poets Journal, Uppagus, US 1 Worksheets, Voices Israel Anthology, among others.  In recent weeks, David was awarded the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 2014, and was shortlisted for the New Castle Poetry Prize 2014.

Joan E. Bauer is the author of The Almost Sound of Drowning (Main Street Rag, 2008). Her poetry has appeared in journals including 5 AM, Cider Press Review, Italian Americana , Poet Lore, Quarterly West, US 1 Worksheets, and in more than a dozen anthologies, Along These Rivers: Poetry and Photography from Pittsburgh and Voices from the Attic, among them. In 2007, her poem, "Sleepers," won the Earle Birney Poetry Prize from Prism International.  Joan co-hosts and curates the Hemingway Summer Poetry Series with Jimmy Cvetic. Her second full-length book of poetry, Glass Blocks & Begonias, is forthcoming from Tebot Bach in 2015.

Ann Curran is author of the book of poems, Me First (Lummox Press, 2013) and the chapbook, Placement Test. She is former long-time editor of Carnegie Mellon Magazine and staff writer for the Pittsburgh Catholic and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She holds degrees from Duquesne University . She taught at Duquesne and the Community College of Allegheny County. Her poetry has appeared in Rosebud Magazine, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Main Street Rag, Off the Coast, Blueline, Third Wednesday, Notre Dame Magazine, Ireland of the Welcomes, Commonweal Magazine and others, as well as the anthologies: Along These Rivers: Poetry and Photography from Pittsburgh, Motif 2 Come What May and Motif 3 All the Livelong Day, Thatchwork, and Surrounded: Living With Islands

Madelaine Dusseau moved to Pittsburgh from Michigan in the 1980s and has been writing poems since childhood, but had her first publication as an adult in US 1 Worksheets.  Along with environmental, food production, canine, volunteering and other interests, she continues to write and her most recent publication was a travel piece for Dogs Unleashed magazine.  Her most recent adventure has been into home ownership.

Michelle Maher is a poet and teacher who lives in Wexford, PA with her husband and youngest daughters.  She is a professor of English at La Roche College. Her poem "At the Brera, Milan" won the 2012 Patricia Dobler Poetry Award.  She is a participant in the Madwomen in the Attic poetry workshops and her poems have appeared in journals and periodicals, including US 1 Worksheets, The Georgetown Review, Voices from the Attic, The Chautauqua Literary JournalCity Paper, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Randy Minnich is a retired chemist, now focusing on writing, environmental issues, t’ai chi, and grandchildren.  A member of the Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop and Pittsburgh Poetry Society, he has published two books, Wildness in a Small Place and Pavlov’s Cats.  His work has also appeared in Main Street Rag, Pearl, Pudding, Snowy Egret, Blueline, US 1 Worksheets, and other publications.

Richard St. John's first book of poems, The Pure Inconstancy of Grace, was published in 2005 by Truman State University Press, as first runner up for the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry.  Each Perfected Name, also from Truman State University Press, is scheduled for publication in early 2015.   His long poem, Shrine, was released as a chapbook in 2011. St.John received degrees in English from Princeton University and the University of Virginia.  In 2002, he completed a mid-career Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University. He lives in Pittsburgh where he coordinates small-group conversations that support relationships, shared meaning-making and renewal.

Mike Schneider began writing poetry in the early 1970s, when he opposed the Vietnam war and published an “underground newspaper” on an air force base in Ohio. He’s lived in Pittsburgh since the mid-70s, where he’s been a lawyer, teacher and writer with award-winning articles in Pittsburgh Magazine and in The New People published by the Thomas Merton Center of Pittsburgh.  His poetry reviews appear in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and City Paper. He received a 2003-04 Creative Artists Stipend in Arts Commentary from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His poems have appeared in distinguished journals, including Chautauqua, Notre Dame Review, Hunger Mountain, New Ohio Review and Poetry. He has a chapbook, Rooster (2004), a runner-up for the Main Street Rag chapbook competition, and received the 2012 Editors Award in Poetry from The Florida Review.

Arlene Weiner has been a cardiology technician, a college instructor, an editor, and a research associate/member of a group developing educational software. A native of New York City , Arlene has lived in Pittsburgh for most of her adult life.  Arlene has had poems published in Pleiades, Poet Lore, The Louisville Review, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, anthologized in Along These Rivers, and read by Garrison Keillor on his Writer’s Almanac.  Poet Joy Katz wrote of Arlene’s collection of poems, Escape Velocity (Ragged Sky, 2006), “I want to keep my favorite of these beautifully alert, surprising poems with me as I grow old.”

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