Fall Poetry Reading

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fall poetry reading with Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop

Join members of the Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop for our fall reading. We’ll be meeting virtually via Zoom:

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Meeting ID: 816 0794 3193  Passcode: 657440

The following members are scheduled to read:

Joan E. Bauer is the author of two poetry collections, The Almost Sound of Drowning (Main Street Rag, 2008) and The Camera Artist (Turning Point, 2021). Recent poems have appeared in Paterson Literary ReviewSlipstreamSpillway and Chiron Review. Three of her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She lives mostly in Pittsburgh, PA where she co-hosts and curates the Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series with Kristofer Collins. She’s working on a new full-length poetry manuscript that focuses on Italian Americana.

Nancy Esther James’ poems have appeared in Christianity and Literature, Time of Singing, Poet Lore and other journals. Her poem “To a Friend,” originally published in Christianity and Literature, was reprinted in the 2003 Poet’s Market. Her collection of poems, No Time to Hurry, was published by Dawn Valley Press (Westminster College) in 1979, and her chapbook, Resilient Spirit: Poems for Lorraine, by Finishing Line Press in 2013.

Don Krieger is a biomedical researcher whose focus is the electric activity within the brain. He is author of the 2020 hybrid collection, “Discovery”  (Cyberwit), the 2022 hybrid chapbook, “When Danger Is Past, Who Remembers?” (Milk and Cake Press), a 2020 Pushcart nominee, and a 2020 Creative Nonfiction Foundation Science-as-Story Fellow. His work has appeared in American Journal of Nursing, Neurology, Seneca Review, The Asahi Shimbun, The Blue Nib, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and others, and has been translated into Farsi, Greek, Italian, German, and Turkish. 

Christine Doreian Michaels is a retired psychologist who lives in Oakland, Pittsburgh. Her publications can be found in Fission of Form and Labyrinth Pathways, Only the Sea KeepsPoetry of the TsunamiAlong These RiversVoices from the AtticThe Exchange, No Choice but to TrustPittsburgh and Tri-State Area PoetsFirst Decade, anthologies of the Pittsburgh Poetry Society, Taproots, Signatures, Songs for the LivingPittsburgh Post-Gazette and In the Land of the Friendly Creatures, verses in a children’s book with artwork by Ruth Drescher.

Randy Minnich is a retired chemist, now focusing on writing, t’ai chi, and grandchildren.  A member of the Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop, he has published two books, Wildness in a Small Place and Pavlov’s Cats.  His work has also appeared in Main Street Rag, U.S. 1 Worksheets, Rune, Uppagus, and other publications.

Pam O’Brien has been writing poetry since she was a student at Allegheny College. She has three previous chapbooks, Kaleidoscopes, Paper Dancing, Acceptable Losses, a full-length book, The Answer to Each Is the Same (Dos Madres, 2012) and a new chapbook, Just That Simple (2021). Pam taught in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh for 20 years and served as the Associate Director of Public and Professional Writing there. She currently resides in Florida with her husband, Jack, and is the mother of three grown children.

Joanne Samraney is the author of the poetry chapbook Grounded Angels, which won the 2001 Acorn-Rukeyser Award, and co-author of Breaking Bread with the Boscos, a collection of family memoirs and recipes. She has had poems in many literary magazines and journals such as Main Street Rag, Verve, Voices in Italian Americana, Loyalhanna Review, and most recently, Paterson Literary Review, Earth Daughters and Steam Ticket.  Her poems have also appeared in the Along These Rivers and Sandburg-Livesay anthologies. Her latest chapbook, Remaking Driftwood  (2010), and her full-length collection Split (2017) were published by Finishing Line Press. 

Rosaly DeMaios Roffman has been the facilitator of the Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop for 20 years. She co-edited the prize-winning Life on the Line, and is the author of Going to Bed WholeTottering PalacesThe Approximate MessageIn the Fall of a Sparrow, and I Want to Thank My Eyes. She has published in journals, magazines and anthologies and was invited to read on a BBC production, “The Wild and the Sacred.” Rosaly has worked on 23 collaborations with dance companies, composers, and other poets. She has read her poems in Ireland, Mexico, Greece, Israel, Spain, and Bratislava, and her poems have been translated into Mandarin, Japanese, Slovak, and Hebrew.  

Joanne Samraney is the author of the poetry chapbook Grounded Angels, which won the 2001 Acorn-Rukeyser Award, and co-author of Breaking Bread with the Boscos, a collection of family memoirs and recipes. She has had poems in many literary magazines and journals such as Main Street Rag, Verve, Voices in Italian Americana, Loyalhanna Review, and most recently, Paterson Literary Review, Earth Daughters and Steam Ticket.  Her poems have also appeared in the Along These Rivers and Sandburg-Livesay anthologies. Her latest chapbook, Remaking Driftwood  (2010), and her full-length collection Split (2017) were published by Finishing Line Press. 

Shirley S. Stevens’ poems have appeared most recently in The Potter’s Wheel, Honing the Poem, and Time of Singing, and also in Poet Lore, Along These Rivers, Fission of FormThe CommonWealth: Pennsylvania Poets on Pennsylvania Subjects, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Squirrel Hill Magazine.  She is the author of Pronouncing What We Wish to Keep.

Arlene Weiner is the author of two poetry collections: City Bird (Ragged Sky, 2016) and Escape Velocity (Ragged Sky, 2006).  Her play Findings was produced by Pittsburgh Playwrights Company in March 2017. Her poetry has been anthologized and has been published in journals including Off the CoastPleiadesPoet Lore, and U.S. 1 Worksheets, and has been read by Garrison Keillor on his Writer’s Almanac.