Calling yinz near and far, check out Pittsburgh Poetry Review!
My poem “Tuesdays at Baum Grove” was published in Issue Two, and I read at the Pittsburgh Poetry Review Roadshow last night (Thursday, May 19th) at Té Café in Squirrel Hill with Jen Ashburn.
(Note: Seeing your name on a poster for the first time as a featured reader is pretty cool.)
Some photos from the evening.
I read a total of ten poems, one of which I had literally thrown together that same afternoon. Some I had written in my Madwomen workshops, some came from my experiences in Spain, and others uncovered the emotions behind getting my pacemaker.
Jen Ashburn, who lived in Japan for four years, graced us with her incredible poems, as did Jason Irwin and Jill Khoury for the Open Mic session.
Although I didn’t try any tea, Té Café had some really good coffee in cups the size of giant soup bowls. Definitely will be coming back for the poetry and the caffeine 🙂
Check out next week’s readers Edward Murray, Jamilla Rice, and Janeen Rastall. Same place, same time!
Pittsburgh Poetry Review currently publishes 3 issues a year, March, July, and November. You can find more information on their website or on their Facebook page.
Special thanks again to those that made this possible: Michael Albright, Jennifer Jackson Berry, and Daniel Shapiro for seeing something in my work and taking a chance on me.
Thanks so much to everyone that came out! Hope you enjoyed my words as much as I loved reading them.