Sunday, August 12, 2012

August 16: Chiusano, Collins, Taylor

When- Thursday, August 16th 
Where- ModernFormations, 4919 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh 
Time- 8:00 p.m. 
Cover- $5 or free w/ contribution of potluck dish 

This month's readers:

Terrence Chiusano received his MA in literature from the University at Buffalo and his BA in poetry writing from the University of Pittsburgh. Some of his poems have appeared in Yellow Field, Kenning, Ixnay, Queen Street Quarterly, Ignation and Can We Have Our Ball Back. He is a co-recipient of the Oregon Literary Fellowship to Publishers for his work as co-founder and co-editor of Rococo Anerca, a literary and arts journal. He is an assistant editor of Huck Finn: The Complete Buffalo and Erie County Public Library Manuscript (Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 2003). He is also the author of the chapbook On Generation and Corruption: Parts I and II (Handwritten Press, 2003) and was a finalist in the 2011 National Poetry Series. He lives in Pittsburgh.

Kristofer Collins is publisher and editor-in-chief of Low Ghost Press, and the books editor for Pittsburgh Magazine. He is the manager of Caliban Bookshop and owner of Desolation Row Records & CDs. His most recent collection of poems, Last Call was published by Speed & Briscoe in 2010.

Erin Taylor works part time as a waitress at Abay and spends the rest of her time writing, picking up stray animals, and getting on her husband's nerves. She graduated from The University of Pittsburgh in 2005 where she studied English Literature. She has published non-fiction work for Gateway Newspapers as well as Cranberry Patch online newspaper. Going forward, Erin hopes to publish a collection of short stories that are beautiful and most likely sad.