Tuesday, July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019 (Carson, Esgalhado, McDermott & Stupp)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
July 23, 2019

Featured Readers
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Standing L-R: Sharon Fagan McDermott, Tony Norman, Joan Bauer & Barbara Duarte Esgalhado
Seated L-R: Kristofer Collins, John Stupp & Jay Carson

Tony Norman (yes, that Tony Norman) Opens With Poems by Jimmy Cvetic 

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A seventh generation Pittsburgher, Jay Carson taught creative writing, literature, and rhetoric at Robert Morris University for many years, where he was a University Professor and a faculty advisor to the student literary journal, Rune. Jay regularly presents, reads, and publishes. More than 100 of his poems have appeared in local and national literary journals, magazines, and anthologies, and he also writes short stories. He co-edited with Judith Robinson a collection of Margaret Menamin’s poetry entitled, The Snow Falls Up. Jay has published a chapbook, Irish Coffee, with Coal Hill Review. A full-length book of his poems entitled The Cinnamon of Desire was published by Main Street Rag in 2012. Jay considers his work accessible, the problem-solving spiritual survival of a raging youth - and just what you might need.

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Barbara Duarte Esgalhado received a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, where she focused on the creative process, and an M.F.A. in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College with an emphasis on poetry. She works as a psychologist with chronically and terminally ill people and has taught at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in the Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies. She is strongly inspired by things Portuguese and by growing up in two languages. She wrote her dissertation on Portugal modernist poet, Fernando Pessoa, and the relationship between writing and subjectivity. Her writing has been published in literary and academic journals and has been included in several anthologies. She now lives in Pittsburgh and works at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Infectious Disease's HIV outpatient clinic. Her full-length book of poetry, Saudades Tuas: I Miss You, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2018.

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Sharon Fagan McDermott is a poet, musician, and a teacher of literature at Winchester Thurston School in Pittsburgh, PA. Her most recent collection of poetry, Life Without Furniture, was published by Jacar Press in May 2018. Additionally, Fagan McDermott has published three chapbook collections, Voluptuous, Alley Scatting (Parallel Press, 2005), and Bitter Acoustic, which won the 2011 Jacar Press Chapbook contest. Her poems have been published widely in journals including Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, and Seneca Review, as well as in anthologies. Fagan McDermott has been a recipient of both a Pittsburgh Foundation Artist Award and a PA Council on the Arts grant. 

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John Stupp’s third poetry collection, Pawleys Island, was published in 2017. His manuscript Summer Job won the 2017 Cathy Smith Bowers Poetry Prize and was published in August 2018. A forthcoming chapbook When Billy Conn Fought Fritzie Zivic will be published by Red Flag Poetry this winter.  He lives in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.  From 1975-1985 he worked professionally as a mediocre jazz guitarist.  

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Open Mic (With Ja-Leia Washington, Charlie Brice, Judy Brice, Antonia Glen, Scott Silsbe & Pat McArdle)

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