Tuesday, June 4, 2019

June 4, 2019 (Battiste, Collins, Mcilroy, Mohn-Slate & Walicki)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
June 4, 2019

Featured Readers
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 Standing L-R: Leslie Anne Mcilroy & Joan Bauer
Seated L-R: Kristofer Collins, Emily Mohn-Slate, Michele Battiste & Bob Walicki

But First, Scott Silsbe Reads a Poem by Jimmy Cvetic

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Michele Battiste is the author of three poetry collections, including Waiting for the Wreck to Burn, which received the 2018 Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press and will be published in Spring, 2019. Her other books are Uprising (2014) and Ink for an Odd Cartography (2009), both from Black Lawrence Press. She is also the author of several chapbooks, including Left: Letters to Strangers (Grey Book Press). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Rumpus, Memorious, and Mid-American Review, among others. Michele has taught poetry workshops for Wichita State University, the Prison Arts Program in Hutchinson , KS, Gotham Writers' Workshops, and the national writing program Teen Ink. A finalist for the National Poetry Series, she has received grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, AWP, the Center for the American West, the Jerome Foundation, and the NY State Senate. She lives in Colorado where she raises money to save the planet. 

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Kristofer Collins is the Books Editor at Pittsburgh Magazine, as well as being a frequent contributor to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is the publisher of Low Ghost Press and Coleridge Street Books. His latest poetry collection, Salsa Night at Hilo Town Tavern, was published by Hyacinth Girl Press in 2017. He lives in Stanton Heights with his wife Dr. Anna Johnson and their son Cassidy. 

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Leslie Anne Mcilroy won the 1997 Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Prize for Gravel, the  2001 Word Press Poetry Prize for Rare Space and the 1997 Chicago  Literary Awards.  Her second book, Liquid Like This, was published by Word Press in 2008 and Slag by  Main Street Rag Publishing Company in 2014. Leslie’s poems appear in Grist, Jubilat,  The Mississippi Review, PANK, Poetry Magazine, the New Ohio Review, The Chiron Review and more. Leslie works as a copywriter in  Pittsburgh where she lives with her son Silas.  

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Emily Mohn-Slate is the author of FEED, co-winner of the Keystone Chapbook Prize, forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press (2019). Her poems and essays can be found in New Ohio Review, At Length, The Adroit Journal, Indiana Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her manuscript, THE FALLS, was a finalist for the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize offered by Kent State University Press, and the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize offered by University of Pittsburgh Press.   

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Robert Walicki's work has appeared in over 40 publications including Fourth River, Stone Highway Review, Red River Review, and others. A Pushcart and a Best of The Net nominee, Robert currently has two chapbooks published: A Room Full of Trees (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and The Almost Sound of Snow Falling (Night Ballet Press), which was nominated to the 2016 Poet’s House List of Books in NYC. His first full length collection, Black Angels, is forthcoming from Six Gallery Press.

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Open Mic (With Dean Hazelton, Don Wentworth, Demetre Lardas & Ryan Reagan)

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