Wednesday, July 3, 2019

July 2, 2019 (Dil, Nikolov, Robinson & Wurster)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
July 2, 2019

Featured Readers
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Standing L-R: Shaheen Dil, Joan Bauer, Judith Robinson & Jason Baldinger
Seated L-R: Geo Nikolov, Lyubomir Nikolov, Kristofer Collins & Michael Wurster

Jason Baldinger Opens With a Poem by Jimmy Cvetic

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Shaheen Dil was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, but has led a peripatetic life.  She has spent time in many parts of the United States and traveled throughout the world.  Shaheen has worked in both academia and business, but poetry has always been her avocation.  She currently resides in New York City and Pittsburgh. Her first book of poetry, Acts of Deference, was published recently by Fakel Publishing House in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

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The recipient of the third annual Settlement House American Poetry Prize, Lyubomir Nikolov was born in 1954 in Kireevo, Bulgaria. He worked for 10 years as an editor of Literary Forum, a weekly newspaper of the Bulgarian Writers Union. In 1991 Nikolov came to the United States and has lived in Montgomery County, Maryland since 1992. He is author of nine previous poetry collections in Bulgaria, the United States, Argentina and Austria. Idle Lava is the first of his books published in Bulgaria and translated in full into English.

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Judith R. Robinson is an editor, teacher, fiction writer, poet and visual artist. A 1980 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, she has published 75+ poems, five poetry collections, one fiction collection; one novel; edited or co-edited eleven poetry collections. Teacher: Osher at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Her newest collection, Carousel, was published in January, 2017, Lummox Press. Her newest gallery exhibit, The Numbers Keep Changing, has been on display at The Pittsburgh Holocaust Center, April through June, 2019. 

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Michael Wurster has lived in Pittsburgh since 1964 and is a founding member of Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange. For 17 years, 1993-2010, he taught at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts School. In 2009, his book, The British Detective, was published by Main Street Rag. His 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), and The Brentwood Anthology (Lummox Press, 2014). 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. His new collection, Even Then: Poems, was published by University of Pittsburgh Press in 2019.

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Open Mic (With Dean Hazelton, Janette Schafer, Judy Brice, Charlie Brice, Mark Sepe, Paul Z, Stuart Sheppard, Alyssa Sineni and Geo Nikolov) 

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