Sat-Oct-13-2018 at 7:00 pm
White Whale Bookstore
Emily Mohn-Slate is the author of FEED, co-winner of the Keystone Chapbook Prize, forthcoming from Seven Kitchens Press (2019). Her poems and essays can be found in New Ohio Review, At Length, The Adroit Journal, Indiana Review, and elsewhere. Her full-length manuscript, THE FALLS, was a finalist for the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize offered by Kent State University Press, and the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize offered by University of Pittsburgh Press. She teaches creative writing at Chatham University and is a member of the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops.
Jennifer Jackson Berry is the author of The Feeder (YesYes Books, 2016). Her manuscript Bloodfish was recently chosen for the Keystone Chapbook Series and will be published by Seven Kitchens Press in 2019.
Ellen McGrath Smith teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and in the Carlow University Madwomen in the Attic program. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in Literature from Duquesne University. Her poetry has appeared in The American Poetry Review, Los Angeles Review, Quiddity, Cimarron, and other journals, and in several anthologies, including Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability and the Rabbit Ears: TV Poems. Smith has been the recipient of an Orlando Prize from A Room of Her Own Foundation, an Academy of American Poets award, a Rainmaker Award from Zone 3 magazine, and a 2007 Individual Artist grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Her work has been recognized with two Pushcart nominations, two Best New Poets nominations, and a Best of the Net nomination.
Her second chapbook, Scatter, Feed, was published by Seven Kitchens Press in the fall of 2014, and her full-length collection, Nobody’s Jackknife, was in fall 2015 by the West End Press. McGrath Smith’s fiction has appeared in Weave, Thumbnail, Switchback, Kestrel, and other journals, and her critical work on women writers, craft, and poetic form has appeared in Sagetrieb, Talking Writing, and Cerise; an article on the public poetics of Adrienne Rich is included in Jayne Cortez, Adrienne Rich, and the Feminist Superhero, edited by Laura Hinton.