Tuesday, January 11, 2011

TNY Presents kicks off its fourth season with a Special early-bird Edition!

When - Wednesday, February 2nd
(Pssst! We've got another event coming up on Feb 17th, when we move to 3rd Thursdays)
Where - ModernFormations, 4919 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh
Time - 8 p.m.
Cover - $5 or free w/ contribution to potluck

Michael S. Begnal’s collections include Ancestor Worship (Salmon Poetry, 2007), Mercury, the Dime (Six Gallery Press, 2005), and Future Blues (Salmon Poetry, forthcoming 2011). He has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Notre Dame Review, BlazeVOX, Poetry Ireland Review, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. His blog is: http://www.mikebegnal.blogspot.com/ -->

<--Alan Jude Moore is from Dublin. Three collections of poetry, Black State Cars (2004), Lost Republics (2008) and Strasbourg (2010) are published by Salmon Poetry. His short fiction has been twice short-listed for the Hennessy Literary Award for New Irish Writing. Translations of his work have been published in Italian, Russian and Turkish. His website is http://www.alanjudemoore.com/

Ellen McGrath Smith teaches literature and writing at the University of Pittsburgh and in Carlow University's Madwomen in the Attic program for women writers. Her critical work has appeared in Sagetrieb, The Denver Quarterly, The Pennsylvania Review, American Book Review, The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature, and The Pittsburgh Quarterly. Poems have appeared or are forthcoming in: Cerise, Weave, The Same, Kestrel, Oranges & Sardines, CQ, 5 a.m., Café, Oxford Magazine, Diner, The Best of the Prose Poem, Pearl, Zone 3, Southern Poetry Review, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Sistersong, Descant (Canada), and others. Her work has received the Rainmaker Award in Poetry from Zone 3 magazine, the Academy of American Poets Prize, the Ascher Montandon Prize in Poetry (HyperAge magazine), and an Honorable Mention in the Lynda Hull Awards (Crazyhorse, 2004). Reviews Editor, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics; 2007 Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Kevin Finn is author of the poetry collection, Exit Wounds (Amsterdam Press, 2010). His poetry leans on the politics of a changing environment and the social, emotional and spiritual implications of the planetary condition. Also a singer-songwriter, Finn’s music has gained critical acclaim world-wide.