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Kristofer Collins is the longtime Books Editor for Pittsburgh Magazine. He is the co-curator of The Hemingway's Summer Poetry Series. His latest book The River Is Another Kind of Prayer: New & Selected Poems was published in 2020 by Kung Fu Treachery Press. His latest project, The Pittsburgh Book Review can be found at https://pittsburghbookreview.blogspot.com/. He lives in Stanton Heights with his wife, son and daughter.
Halsey Hyer is the author of the forthcoming chapbook, [deadname], winner of the Anhinga Press 2022 Rick Campbell Chapbook Award, and the micro-chapbook of micro-poems Everything Becomes Bananas (Rinky Dink Press, 2022). They’re currently earning their MFA in Creative Writing as the 2022-2024 Margaret L. Whitford Fellow at Chatham University. They were a Creative Writing MFA candidate at Florida International University where they taught in the Creative Writing and Writing & Rhetoric programs. They’re an Editorial Assistant for Seven Kitchens Press, collective member of The Big Idea Bookstore, and the Events Coordinator at White Whale Bookstore. Their work can be found or is forthcoming in The Boiler, North American Review, Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere. Find out more—www.halseyhyer.org.
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Arlene Weiner has been a Shakespeare scholar, a cardiology technician, a den mother, part of a group developing computer-based education, and an editor for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. She is a member of Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange and Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop. Arlene’s poems have been published in such journals as Pleiades, Poet Lore, and Paterson Literary Review, and in anthologies; and read on Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac. Arlene held a MacDowell fellowship. She also writes plays. Arlene’s most recent book is City Bird (Ragged Sky, Princeton, NJ, 2016).Arlene Weiner - Click to Play (Right-Click to Download)
Joan E. Bauer is the author of The Almost Sound of Drowning (Main Street Rag, 2008) and The Camera Artist (Turning Point, 2020). For some years, she was a teacher and counselor in public and independent schools. In 2007, she won the Earle Birney Poetry Prize from Prism International and in 2018, she was a finalist for the John Ciardi Poetry Prize from BkMk Press. Since 2001, more than 250 of her poems have been published and three have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Joan co-curates the Hemingway's Summer Poetry Series with Kristofer Collins. Her new book of poetry, Fig Season, is forthcoming from Turning Point in 2023.
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