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Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series: Week 8

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us in celebrating summer and all things poetry with the Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series! Week 8 will feature writers miss macross, Lori Jakiela, Dave Newman, Cedric Rudolph, and Kayla Sargeson. Hemingway’s will take place in person at White Whale all summer, and we can’t wait to see you!

The Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series was founded by Jimmy Cvetic in 1974 or thereabouts. It is co-hosted and curated by Joan E. Bauer & Kristofer Collins. An eight-week series on Tuesdays at White Whale Bookstore in Bloomfield, running May-August @ 7 p.m. You can RSVP to all the events in this series through the Facebook page. Each event will be livestreamed unless otherwise noted. Check out the audio archive of past series at www.hemingwayspoetryseries.blogspot.com.

miss macross is a Pittsburgh-based lunar witch who enjoys watching mecha anime and taking naps. Her most recent chapbook, Late Tight in a Night Space, was published by Alien Buddha Press in 2022. She is the Publishing Director for Write Pittsburgh and inconsistently blogs at missmacross.com. Find her on Twitter @missmacross.

Lori Jakiela is the author of seven books, most recently a hybrid memoir, They Write Your Name on a Grain of Rice: On Cancer, Love, and Living Even So (Atticus Books, Spring 2023), and a poetry collection, How Do You Like It Now Gentlemen? (2021, Brickhouse Books), winner of the 2021 Wicked Woman Poetry Prize. Her book, Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth Maybe, received the Saroyan Prize for International Literature from Stanford University. She writes for Pittsburgh Magazine and directs the undergraduate writing program at The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, where she is a professor of English.

Dave Newman is the author of seven books, including The Slaughterhouse Poems, named one of the best books of the year by L Magazine, and The Same Dead Songs: a memoir of working-class addictions (J.New Books / Imperfect Union, 2023). He lives in Trafford, PA, the last town in the Electric Valley.

Cedric Rudolph moved to Pittsburgh, PA, in 2016. Two years later, he received his MFA from Chatham University. He is currently the Diverse Faculty Fellow Instructor at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC). At CCAC, he teaches creative writing and composition classes, and he is developing a story-telling initiative with other faculty. He is one of the founding editors for Beautiful Cadaver, which publishes social justice-themed anthologies and stages theatrical performances. His poems are published in The Laurel Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, The Pittsburgh Neighborhood Guidebook, and The Coal Hill Review.

Kayla Sargeson is the author of the full-length collection First Red (Main Street Rag, 2016) and the chapbooks Head on a Shelf, BLAZE, and Mini Love Gun, all from Main Street Rag. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in 5 AM, Cimarron Review, and South Dakota Review. With Lisa Alexander, she co-curates the Laser Cat reading series. Sargeson lives in Pittsburgh where she teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and Carlow University and served as Interim Director of the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops.


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This event will be in-person at White Whale Bookstore. Masks are required. Authors will only remove their masks to read at the mic. If you are not able to make it to the store, we will also be livestreaming the event via Zoom. You can register for that livestream here: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZUrfumhrT4qG9DutWLbcn1jTTfYv…


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August 8
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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