Rachel Mennies is moving to Chicago and we need to give her a proper Pittsburgh sendoff! Join us for a farewell reading with Rachel and poets Jennifer Jackson Berry, Michelle Stoner, Bernadette Ulsamer, Emily Mohn-Slate, and Lisa Alexander!
White Whale Bookstore in Bloomfield
4754 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Wine and treats!
Free and open to the public
Lisa Alexander’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals including Tupelo Quarterly, 2 Bridges Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, The Burnside Review, BLOOM, and 5 AM among others. She holds an MFA in poetry from Drew University, and is a member of the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been a sound engineer for Prosody, the long-running radio show and podcast that features the work of national writers, for many years. She also co-curates the Laser Cat reading series with Kayla Sargeson.
Jennifer Jackson Berry is the author of The Feeder (YesYes Books, 2016). Her poems have recently appeared in Grist, Foundry, and Poet Lore.
Rachel Mennies is the author of The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards, the 2014 winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry and finalist for a National Jewish Book Award, and the chapbook No Silence in the Fields. Mennies took over for Robert Fink in 2016 as the series editor of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry at Texas Tech University Press, and she currently serves as a member of AGNI’s editorial staff.
Emily Mohn-Slate's poems and essays can be found in New Ohio Review, At Length, Crab Orchard Review, Indiana Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her manuscript, The Falls, was a finalist for the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize offered by University of Pittsburgh Press. She teaches creative writing at Chatham University, is a member of the Madwomen in the Attic, and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Michelle Stoner is the author of the poetry collection Flats and Riots (WordTech, 2008) and was a finalist for the 2015 Robin Becker chapbook prize. Her poems have appeared in 5AM, Bloom, The Collared Peccary, and Weave Magazine, among others. Stoner holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry from Carlow University, where she has taught in the departments of English and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is a poetry instructor for the Madwomen in the Attic Creative Writing Workshops, a sound engineer for Prosody, featuring the work of national writers, and works as an academic program manager at Carnegie Mellon University.
Bernadette Ulsamer earned an MFA from Carlow University where she is a member of Madwomen in the Attic. She is the author of the chapbook “Trestling” published by Flutter Press. Her poetry has appeared in Pittsburgh City Paper, The Main Street Rag, Cossack Literary Journal, Roar Magazine, The Broken Plate, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, and has been anthologized in Voices from the Attic, and Along These Rivers.